Tennessee lawsuit highlights federal overreach
This report traces the history of the federal-state relationship regarding refugees, identifies flaws, and proposes solutions. The report highlights the ongoing lawsuit filed by the State of Tennessee against the federal government, addressing the extent to which the federal government can compel a state to pay for a federal program that the state does not want implemented.
Better immigration enforcement needs to be a part of any DACA deal. Kent Lundgren, co-founder and past chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, explains what a successful plan must include.
53% increase since low point in 2011
An analysis of newly released Census Bureau data shows that 1.03 million immigrants (legal and illegal) settled in the United States in the first six months of 2016. Based on prior patterns, a total of 1.8 million immigrants likely came in all of 2016.
The Center hosted a panel discussion on the history of the bi-partisan 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act banning the employment of illegal immigrants and the subsequent bipartisan failure to follow through. The speakers will included Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Dr. Lindsay Lowell, and Jerry Kammer, who recently authored a book, entitled “What Happened to Worksite Enforcement?” which traces immigration reform over five administrations.