Immigration Brief: With Migrant Numbers Down, Illicit Narcotic Seizures Jump

A new video explains the correlation between the drop in migrants entering the U.S. illegally, especially unaccompanied minors and family units, and the reduction in drugs coming into our communities.

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Drugs not diapers: With migrant numbers down, border patrol can seize illicit narcotics

The Employment Situation of Immigrants and Natives in July 2020

Slightly more improvement for immigrants, but still dismal for both groups

A new analysis shows that the share of immigrants (legal and illegal) unemployed improved more than the share for the native-born, though the unemployment rate remains very high for both groups.

Resettlement Agencies Decide Where Refugees Are Initially Placed in the United States

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.

Read also: Refugee Placement and Medical Concerns Amid a Covid-19 Pandemic and an Economic Crisis

Testimony: Oversight of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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.

Stopping the Practice of Citizenship for Sale

Birth tourism in the United States and Canada

A new report examines the practice, and negative impacts, of birth tourism in the United States and other developed countries, and recommends policies to minimize the practice of selling citizenship.

Video: Illicit Narcotic Seizures Jump
Video: Illicit Narcotic Seizures Jump
July 2020 Employment Situation
July 2020 Employment Situation
Who Decides Where Refugees are Placed?
Who Decides Where Refugees are Placed?
Congressional Oversight of USCIS
Congressional Oversight of USCIS
Birthright Citizenship for Sale
Birthright Citizenship for Sale

A new video explains the correlation between the drop in migrants entering the U.S. illegally, especially unaccompanied minors and family units, and the reduction in drugs coming into our communities.

Read more:

Drugs not diapers: With migrant numbers down, border patrol can seize illicit narcotics

Slightly more improvement for immigrants, but still dismal for both groups

A new analysis shows that the share of immigrants (legal and illegal) unemployed improved more than the share for the native-born, though the unemployment rate remains very high for both groups.

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.

Read also: Refugee Placement and Medical Concerns Amid a Covid-19 Pandemic and an Economic Crisis

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.

Birth tourism in the United States and Canada

A new report examines the practice, and negative impacts, of birth tourism in the United States and other developed countries, and recommends policies to minimize the practice of selling citizenship.

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Latest in the Baltimore MS-13 Cases

How many more criminal charges do I have to ask for before Baltimore admits it has a problem?

The Baltimore county executive's response to questions about MS-13 have been milquetoast, to be generous (blasé and evasive, to be blunt). You can't prevent crime until you admit that you have a problem with it.
Topics: Maryland, Gangs