There Is No ‘Labor Shortage’

Employers are wrong when they say that they need immigration to find workers

There are more working-age Americans out of the labor force, and wages have been stagnant for decades. Plenty of Americans are willing to work--just not at the low wages being offered.

The Employment Situation of Immigrants and Natives in the Fourth Quarter of 2018

Labor force participation remains low for the less educated across the country

The situation is especially bad for native-born Americans without a college degree, who have seen no meaningful improvement in six years

2019 Border Tour Videos

Eastern Arizona and Mexico

The 2019 Center for Immigration Studies annual border tour explores parts of eastern Arizona and Mexico. Members of the tour receive briefings from the Border Patrol, visit ranchers, and meet with local law enforcement officials. As the tour progresses, we will post short videos with Mark Krikorian, the Center's Executive Director, discussing his experience with those interactions. 

Trump Extends Protection for Liberia

Liberians have been shielded from deportation since a 1991 civil war. President Trump has now extended their protection another year.

Further Reading: 

The History of Temporary Protected Status for Liberia

Extending Liberian DED Is a Bad Idea

Excerpts from CIS' House Judiciary Testimony on TPS

Immigrant and Native Fertility 2008 to 2017

Declining immigrant fertility highlights immigration's limited ability to slow America's aging

The birth rate for immigrant women in their reproductive years continued to fall--from 76 to 62 births per thousand between 2008 and 2017. Immigration will not be able to solve America's aging crisis.

There is no Labor Shortage
There is no Labor Shortage
Immigrant and Native Employment
Immigrant and Native Employment
2019 Border Tour Videos
2019 Border Tour Videos
Trump to Extend Liberian DED
Trump to Extend Liberian DED
Immigrant Fertility Declining
Immigrant Fertility Declining

Employers are wrong when they say that they need immigration to find workers

There are more working-age Americans out of the labor force, and wages have been stagnant for decades. Plenty of Americans are willing to work--just not at the low wages being offered.

Labor force participation remains low for the less educated across the country

The situation is especially bad for native-born Americans without a college degree, who have seen no meaningful improvement in six years

Eastern Arizona and Mexico

The 2019 Center for Immigration Studies annual border tour explores parts of eastern Arizona and Mexico. Members of the tour receive briefings from the Border Patrol, visit ranchers, and meet with local law enforcement officials. As the tour progresses, we will post short videos with Mark Krikorian, the Center's Executive Director, discussing his experience with those interactions. 

Liberians have been shielded from deportation since a 1991 civil war. President Trump has now extended their protection another year.

Further Reading: 

The History of Temporary Protected Status for Liberia

Extending Liberian DED Is a Bad Idea

Excerpts from CIS' House Judiciary Testimony on TPS

Declining immigrant fertility highlights immigration's limited ability to slow America's aging

The birth rate for immigrant women in their reproductive years continued to fall--from 76 to 62 births per thousand between 2008 and 2017. Immigration will not be able to solve America's aging crisis.

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Different Follow-on Effects of Migration from China and India

Economic vs. political goals

China and India are the second largest and the fourth largest suppliers of migrants to the United States, respectively; they are both heavily populated, adjacent Asian nations, but the follow-on aspects of these two migratory streams are quite different. (Mexico is the largest supplier of immigrants, and Cuba is the third; the ranking is for green cards issued in FY 2017.)