The argument that the United States desperately needs immigration because Americans are not having "enough" children is a common theme of opinion pieces and even news coverage. However, the latest data from the Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey shows that the fertility of both native-born and immigrant women continues to decline, with the fall-off being more pronounced among immigrants.
A Professional Assessment of the Terrorist Infiltration Threat at the Border
The Center hosted a panel to discuss one of the most politicized, taboo, and chronically misunderstood threats to the U.S. Southwest Border: the national security risk posed by long-haul illegal border entry of migrants from nations of terrorism concern in the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa.
The Senate has approved Alejandro Mayorkas for DHS Secretary by a 57 to 42 margin.
But despite largely laudatory media reviews of a Mayorkas appointment, his public service legacy features serial ethical imbroglios, a pointed de-emphasis on immigration fraud and law enforcement, and strong-arm management tactics to spike acceptances of immigration and asylum applications in disregard of eligibility.
The likely revival and expansion of the CAM and PTA programs
The Biden administration is likely to reinstate and expand the Central American Minors and Refugee/Parole program and Protection Transfer Arrangement.
Many eligibility conditions could be lifted for CAM applicants and PTA resettlement spots could be expanded and funding increased.
‘Trump Effect’ likely explains slowdown
Recently released Census data shows the number of immigrants (legal and illegal) grew more slowly from 2017 to 2019 than in prior years.
In the first two years of the Trump administration, growth in the immigrant population averaged only about 200,000 a year, in contrast to 650,000 a year from 2010 to 2017.