Statement on Massachusetts Sanctuary Legislation

State House, Boston, Mass.

These bills attempt to substitute the opinion of a group of state lawmakers for the federal immigration enforcement system stipulated in our Constitution, enacted by the U.S. Congress, and enforced by our federal agencies.

CIS Reports From America's Other Southern Border: Guatemala-Mexico

CIS Senior National Security Fellow Todd Bensman traveled to Mexico's southern border with Guatemala. A primary purpose was to assess the impacts of President Donald Trump's policies to slow the 2018-2019 mass illegal immigration from Central American countries through that key chokepoint to the American southern border.

Read: "The Trump-Defeat-Gamble: Politically 'Woke' U.S.-Bound Migrants on the Guatemala-Mexico

I'm a Liberal Who Thinks Immigration Must Be Restricted

Immigration can invigorate the country. But when it is poorly managed, it can cause social division — just as it's doing right now.

Who is lobbying for the American workers competing with the new arrivals? The answer, I learned, was no one. As the former labor secretary Robert Reich once put it, "There's no National Association of Working Poor."

Immigration Brief: The Numbers Matter

A record 45.8 million foreign-born people reside in the United States. Immigrants, legal and illegal, arrive in the United States at an estimated rate of 1.5 million annually, with a resulting cultural, social, economic, and fiscal impact on the country in areas such as schools, infrastructure, and healthcare.

Immigration Newsmaker: A Conversation with CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan

Mark Morgan, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center. 

Since taking his position as Acting Commissioner of CBP in July, Mr. Morgan has worked to address the southern border crisis and implemented policies contributing to a slow-down in the number of new illegal arrivals.

Massachusetts Sanctuary Legislation
Massachusetts Sanctuary Legislation
Report: Guatemala-Mexico Border
Report: Guatemala-Mexico Border
A Liberal on Immigration
A Liberal on Immigration
Video: The Numbers Matter
Video: The Numbers Matter
A Conversation with Mark Morgan
A Conversation with Mark Morgan

State House, Boston, Mass.

These bills attempt to substitute the opinion of a group of state lawmakers for the federal immigration enforcement system stipulated in our Constitution, enacted by the U.S. Congress, and enforced by our federal agencies.

CIS Senior National Security Fellow Todd Bensman traveled to Mexico's southern border with Guatemala. A primary purpose was to assess the impacts of President Donald Trump's policies to slow the 2018-2019 mass illegal immigration from Central American countries through that key chokepoint to the American southern border.

Read: "The Trump-Defeat-Gamble: Politically 'Woke' U.S.-Bound Migrants on the Guatemala-Mexico Border Calculating a Trump Electoral Defeat"

Watch: "Video Report: How Trump's Policies Ended the Mass Migration Crisis on Mexico's Southern Border — For Now"

Immigration can invigorate the country. But when it is poorly managed, it can cause social division — just as it's doing right now.

Who is lobbying for the American workers competing with the new arrivals? The answer, I learned, was no one. As the former labor secretary Robert Reich once put it, "There's no National Association of Working Poor."

A record 45.8 million foreign-born people reside in the United States. Immigrants, legal and illegal, arrive in the United States at an estimated rate of 1.5 million annually, with a resulting cultural, social, economic, and fiscal impact on the country in areas such as schools, infrastructure, and healthcare.

Mark Morgan, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center. 

Since taking his position as Acting Commissioner of CBP in July, Mr. Morgan has worked to address the southern border crisis and implemented policies contributing to a slow-down in the number of new illegal arrivals.

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Another Migrant Caravan from El Salvador Prepares to Head to the U.S.

Mexican immigration officials said another migrant caravan from El Salvador (not the previous one) is slated for departure on January 31. Like the earlier caravans, migrants will travel to Mexico with the objective of reaching the United States. Several deported Honduran migrants told authorities they would return in the new caravan, named the "Devils Caravan".