Panel: Health Care for Illegal Immigrants

What would it cost?

The Center has released two reports as part of a panel discussion on the cost of granting healthcare benefits to illegal immigrants. 

New Reports:

How Much Would It Cost to Provide Health Insurance to Illegal Immigrants?

The Cost of Immigrant Medicaid Coverage Under Current Policy

The Long Overdue Revision of the Refugee Resettlement Program

The FY 2020 refugee ceiling has been set at 18,000, this is the lowest ceiling since the current resettlement system was set up by the Refugee Act of 1980. Perhaps more important than the number, however, is a parallel policy change giving states and localities veto power over resettlement in their jurisdictions. 

Read More: What’s the Purpose of Refugee Resettlement

EVENT: A Conversation with USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli

Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies on September 26 at the National Press Club. 

SCOTUS Hands Trump Win on Third-Country Transit Bar to Asylum

SCOTUS does not appear to be willing to allow individual judges set immigration policy for the U.S. as a whole. That is good for immigration enforcement and policy, ultimately good for the courts themselves, and most importantly, good for our republican system of government.

Read more: 

A Quick Reflection on a Dissenter in SCOTUS Decision

One Downside to SCOTUS Decision

Trump Administration Announces Public Charge Rule

The new rule would favor economically self-reliant immigrants for green cards

USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli said this would protect American taxpayers and ensure that new immigrants are able to pay their own bills.

Read more: Trump’s Commonsense Rule on Immigrant Welfare Use

Health Care for Illegal Immigrants
Health Care for Illegal Immigrants
2020 Refugee Ceiling
2020 Refugee Ceiling
Newsmaker Series Event
Newsmaker Series Event
SCOTUS Asylum Decision
SCOTUS Asylum Decision
New Public Charge Rule
New Public Charge Rule

What would it cost?

The Center has released two reports as part of a panel discussion on the cost of granting healthcare benefits to illegal immigrants. 

New Reports:

How Much Would It Cost to Provide Health Insurance to Illegal Immigrants?

The Cost of Immigrant Medicaid Coverage Under Current Policy

The FY 2020 refugee ceiling has been set at 18,000, this is the lowest ceiling since the current resettlement system was set up by the Refugee Act of 1980. Perhaps more important than the number, however, is a parallel policy change giving states and localities veto power over resettlement in their jurisdictions. 

Read More: What’s the Purpose of Refugee Resettlement?

 

 

Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies on September 26 at the National Press Club. 

SCOTUS does not appear to be willing to allow individual judges set immigration policy for the U.S. as a whole. That is good for immigration enforcement and policy, ultimately good for the courts themselves, and most importantly, good for our republican system of government.

Read more: 

A Quick Reflection on a Dissenter in SCOTUS Decision

One Downside to SCOTUS Decision

The new rule would favor economically self-reliant immigrants for green cards

USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli said this would protect American taxpayers and ensure that new immigrants are able to pay their own bills.

Read more: Trump’s Commonsense Rule on Immigrant Welfare Use

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New York's Contradictory Attitude Toward Migrants

Patroness of Immigrants gets slighted, but use the words "illegal alien" and you might have to pay

Two recent stories out of New York City show a certain level of dissonance on the part of the municipal government as it relates to immigration: One has to do with new guidance relating to the treatment of illegal aliens, and the other has to do with the city's refusal to erect a statue to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, "the Patroness of Immigrants".
Topics: New York

When States and Localities Bar ICE Detention, Aliens Are Detained Elsewhere

Not the law of unintended consequences, the logical result of shortsighted sanctimony

If the facilities in Louisiana are "far from most immigrant rights' groups and immigration lawyers", as AP contends, the aliens really have only have sanctuary jurisdictions and immigrants' rights groups to blame. ICE would likely prefer to detain respondents close to the immigration judges who will hear their cases, but when states impede that from happening, ICE has to go to where the beds can be found.