New Estimate of 22 Million Illegal Immigrants Is Not Plausible

A new article published in the academic journal PLOS One argues that the size of the illegal immigrant population in the United States has been grossly underestimated by prior research and arrive at a "conservative" estimate of 16.7 million illegal immigrants in 2016 and an average estimate of 22.1 million. The findings are unsupportable.

A Lower Refugee Resettlement Ceiling but Probable Higher Admissions for FY 2019

The refugee resettlement ceiling for FY 2019 (which begins October 1) was set at 30,000 by the Trump administration (a drop from this year's 45,000). 

Additional Reading: Refugee Admissions Likely to Rise

Watch Video: Jessica Vaughan on Refugee Cap

Almost Half Speak a Foreign Language in America's Largest Cities

Nationally, one in four public school children speak a language other than English at home.

An analysis of newly released Census Bureau data shows nearly half (48.2%) of the residents in America’s five largest cities now speak a language other than English at home.  The total nationwide reached a record of nearly 67 million - up seven million since 2010 and nearly 35 million since 1990.  

Nearly One in Seven U.S. Residents Are Now Immigrants

Highest foreign-born share in 107 years

New data from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), released by the Census Bureau Thursday, shows the nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) has reached 44.5 million – the highest number in U.S. history. 

Analyzing the New Visa Overstay Report

DHS has identified over 700,000 overstays in 2017

This report provides new analysis of the DHS annual Entry/Exit Data Overstay Report, which identified over 700,000 overstayers in 2017, a decline of about five percent from 2016. The analysis shows that certain categories of visitors, particularly student and exchange visitors and guestworkers, have especially high overstay rates.

New Estimate of Illegal Immigrants
New Estimate of Illegal Immigrants
Lower Ceiling, Higher Admissions
Lower Ceiling, Higher Admissions
Half Speak a Foreign Language
Half Speak a Foreign Language
Census: U.S. Immigrant Population
Census: U.S. Immigrant Population
Visa Overstay Report
Visa Overstay Report

A new article published in the academic journal PLOS One argues that the size of the illegal immigrant population in the United States has been grossly underestimated by prior research and arrive at a "conservative" estimate of 16.7 million illegal immigrants in 2016 and an average estimate of 22.1 million. The findings are unsupportable.

The refugee resettlement ceiling for FY 2019 (which begins October 1) was set at 30,000 by the Trump administration (a drop from this year's 45,000). 

Additional Reading: Refugee Admissions Likely to Rise

Watch Video: Jessica Vaughan on Refugee Cap

Nationally, one in four public school children speak a language other than English at home.

An analysis of newly released Census Bureau data shows nearly half (48.2%) of the residents in America’s five largest cities now speak a language other than English at home.  The total nationwide reached a record of nearly 67 million - up seven million since 2010 and nearly 35 million since 1990.  

Highest foreign-born share in 107 years

New data from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), released by the Census Bureau Thursday, shows the nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) has reached 44.5 million – the highest number in U.S. history. 

DHS has identified over 700,000 overstays in 2017

This report provides new analysis of the DHS annual Entry/Exit Data Overstay Report, which identified over 700,000 overstayers in 2017, a decline of about five percent from 2016. The analysis shows that certain categories of visitors, particularly student and exchange visitors and guestworkers, have especially high overstay rates.

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The Inherent Unfairness of an Immigration Provision in the Violence Against Women Act

An alien can allege that her (or his) spouse engages in domestic violence and abuse and — without that citizen having a chance to clear his (or her) name and possibly not even knowing that such an allegation has been levied with immigration officials — upon grant of the petition, a federal government employee has in effect certified that the citizen engages in spousal abuse.
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