Jessica Vaughan, the Center's Director of Policy Studies, testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing on the oversight and funding of USCIS, the DHS agency which administers the nation's lawful immigration system. A furlough of 13,400 USCIS employees was recently postponed while the fee-funded agency struggles with a funding shortage.
Slightly more improvement for immigrants, but still dismal for both groups
A new analysis by the Center for Immigration shows that while there was some improvement in the number and share of native-born Americans and immigrants (legal and illegal) out of work, unemployment remains extraordinarily high.
Not refugees (or state and local officials)
Nine religious or community-based organizations, called resettlement agencies, have contracts with the Department of State to resettle refugees inside the US.
Representatives from these agencies determine where refugees are placed.
How a Left-Right Coalition Blocked Immigration Reform and Provoked the Backlash That Elected Trump
Losing Control is the story of how a left-right coalition of immigrant-rights groups, activists, and business interests thwarted the 1986 immigration reform law.
Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, it combines reporting and historical narrative to show how Washington's failure provoked the backlash that led Donald Trump to victory.
The Center hosted a livestream panel discussing the presidential proclamation suspending entry of immigrants who present risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak.
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