LIVE Hearing: The Juvenile Justice Pipeline and the Road Back to Integration

To address the problem of juvenile delinquency in our communities and conserve resources in this system that are needed to handle its traditional caseload, Congress should start by fixing the parts of the immigration law that add to the problem by enticing citizens of other countries to hire smugglers to bring families and minors to cross our border illegally.

Estimating Illegal Immigrant Receipt of Cash Payments from the EITC and ACTC

Millions of illegal immigrants have Social Security numbers, potentially allowing them to receive cash payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit. We estimate that illegal immigrants may receive between $3.8 and $4.5 billion from the two programs. This is in addition to the $4.4 billion we have previously estimated illegals likely received in stimulus checks this year.

"All You Americans Are Fired": The Controversial H-2B Guestworker Program

Parsing Immigration Policy, Episode 3

The Biden administration recently increased the H-2B visa cap, allowing more low-skilled, non-agricultural seasonal workers into the country. Jessica Vaughan, the Center’s director of policy studies, discusses this guestworker visa program, which creates the false impression of "jobs Americans won't do" by incentivizing employers to use a business model that is reliant on temporary worker programs.

Addressing Root Causes in the Northern Triangle?

In this report, we explore how the proposed economic assistance funds could be best used to target the root causes of illegal immigration, emphasizing the need for a data-driven plan that would include a Covid-19 vaccination program, an export-expansion program, crime control and family-planning efforts, and a cash payment program for people who agree, on pain of imprisonment, not to go to the U.S.

Amnesty Would Impose Large Costs on Social Security and Medicare

Under current law, illegal immigrants are net contributors to Social Security and Medicare because they partially pay in to entitlement programs but cannot legally receive benefits. By granting eligibility for benefits, however, amnesty would transform illegal immigrants from net contributors into net beneficiaries, imposing steep costs on the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

Hearing: Juvenile Justice Pipeline
Hearing: Juvenile Justice Pipeline
Illegal Aliens and the EITC/ACTC
Illegal Aliens and the EITC/ACTC
Podcast: "All You Americans Are Fired"
Podcast: "All You Americans Are Fired"
Addressing Root Causes
Addressing Root Causes
Social Security and Medicare
Social Security and Medicare

To address the problem of juvenile delinquency in our communities and conserve resources in this system that are needed to handle its traditional caseload, Congress should start by fixing the parts of the immigration law that add to the problem by enticing citizens of other countries to hire smugglers to bring families and minors to cross our border illegally.

Millions of illegal immigrants have Social Security numbers, potentially allowing them to receive cash payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit. We estimate that illegal immigrants may receive between $3.8 and $4.5 billion from the two programs. This is in addition to the $4.4 billion we have previously estimated illegals likely received in stimulus checks this year.

Parsing Immigration Policy, Episode 3

The Biden administration recently increased the H-2B visa cap, allowing more low-skilled, non-agricultural seasonal workers into the country. Jessica Vaughan, the Center’s director of policy studies, discusses this guestworker visa program, which creates the false impression of "jobs Americans won't do" by incentivizing employers to use a business model that is reliant on temporary worker programs.

In this report, we explore how the proposed economic assistance funds could be best used to target the root causes of illegal immigration, emphasizing the need for a data-driven plan that would include a Covid-19 vaccination program, an export-expansion program, crime control and family-planning efforts, and a cash payment program for people who agree, on pain of imprisonment, not to go to the U.S.

Under current law, illegal immigrants are net contributors to Social Security and Medicare because they partially pay in to entitlement programs but cannot legally receive benefits. By granting eligibility for benefits, however, amnesty would transform illegal immigrants from net contributors into net beneficiaries, imposing steep costs on the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

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The Virus May Be Reducing Marriage-Related Immigration Fraud

The consequences of immigrant admissions — generally speaking — include a range of the good, the indifferent, and the bad.

But there is one small category of admissions that includes nothing but failures, a category that the Department of Homeland Security never mentions, in administration after administration, and never seems to do anything about. But we may see, at least momentarily, a drop in them.

Topics: Marriage Fraud

Maryland’s ‘Dignity Not Detention Act’ Will Deliver Neither

Localities lose money, alien detainees lose family support, and the public will be less safe

The Maryland state legislature passed HB 16, the “Dignity Not Detention Act”, this week. It’s the sort of legislation “progressive” legislators pass when they have little understanding of how our immigration system — or the world — works. It won’t have much impact on ICE detention, but it will move detainees farther away from family, while costing localities — and their residents.