Three Cheers for a Tight Labor Market

The unemployment rate is down, and employers are howling for more immigration because they say they can’t get enough workers.

Their howling should be music to our ears.

Analysis of New Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

Labor Force Participation Still Well Below Pre-Recession Levels

An analysis of new Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the first quarter of 2018 shows that the labor force participation rate has not returned to pre-2007 recession levels, and relative to 2000 the rate looks even worse.

A Brief Examination of the FIRST STEP Act

Immigration concerns with the criminal justice reform bill

An analysis of the FIRST STEP Act (H.R. 5682) reveals that it could have an adverse impact on efforts to control illegal immigration and to deport criminal aliens. The legislation is likely to receive a floor vote in the House by the end of the month.

Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced the criminal justice reform measure in the House.

Catch and Release Escape Hatches

Loopholes that encourage illegal entry

While there are many obstacles to ending "catch and release," these are the main impediments: deficiencies in the credible fear system; the current iteration of the TVPRA; and the Flores settlement agreement.

Until these loopholes in our immigration laws are addressed through legislation, actions taken by the president will not be sufficient to secure the border.

Event: A Conversation with EOIR Director James McHenry

Tackling the Immigration Court Backlog

James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), was featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies on Tuesday, May 1 at the National Press Club.

Three Cheers for a Tight Labor Market
Three Cheers for a Tight Labor Market
New Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
New Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
Examination of the FIRST STEP Act
Examination of the FIRST STEP Act
Catch and Release Escape Hatches
Catch and Release Escape Hatches
Event: A Conversation with EOIR Director
Event: A Conversation with EOIR Director

The unemployment rate is down, and employers are howling for more immigration because they say they can’t get enough workers.

Their howling should be music to our ears.

Labor Force Participation Still Well Below Pre-Recession Levels

An analysis of new Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the first quarter of 2018 shows that the labor force participation rate has not returned to pre-2007 recession levels, and relative to 2000 the rate looks even worse.

Immigration concerns with the criminal justice reform bill

An analysis of the FIRST STEP Act (H.R. 5682) reveals that it could have an adverse impact on efforts to control illegal immigration and to deport criminal aliens. The legislation is likely to receive a floor vote in the House by the end of the month.

Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced the criminal justice reform measure in the House.

Loopholes that encourage illegal entry

While there are many obstacles to ending "catch and release," these are the main impediments: deficiencies in the credible fear system; the current iteration of the TVPRA; and the Flores settlement agreement.

Until these loopholes in our immigration laws are addressed through legislation, actions taken by the president will not be sufficient to secure the border.

Tackling the Immigration Court Backlog

James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), was featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies on Tuesday, May 1 at the National Press Club.

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Religious Leaders and Their Constituents Do Not See Eye-to-Eye on Welcoming Refugees

The Pew Research Center has released the results of its latest survey on "whether the United States has a responsibility to accept refugees". Opinions varied by political affiliation, race, age, education, and religion.

By religious affiliation, the percentages of those who say the United States does not have a responsibility to accept refugees into the country vs. those who say it does are as follows:

Topics: Refugees