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.

Unemployment of Immigrants & Natives June 2020

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.

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

New Book: Losing Control

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.

Panel: President Trump Extends and Broadens Protections for American Workers

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. 

Printable Scorecard: Rate Trump's Upcoming Immigration Proclamation

Blog: Trump Expands the Foreign-Worker Ban

Congressional Oversight of USCIS
Congressional Oversight of USCIS
May 2020 Employment Situation
May 2020 Employment Situation
Who Decides Where Refugees are Placed?
Who Decides Where Refugees are Placed?
New Book: Losing Control
New Book: Losing Control
Presidential Proclamation
Presidential Proclamation

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.

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

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. 

Printable Scorecard: Rate Trump's Upcoming Immigration Proclamation

Blog: Trump Expands the Foreign-Worker Ban

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CBP Chief: Personnel in Contact with Covid-Infected Illegal Immigrants Dying of Virus in the Line of Duty

Mainstream journalists at a press conference did not report these remarks

Amid profound Covid-19 hospitalization spikes in border states that are universally blamed on lifted lock-downs, acting Customs and Border Protection Chief Mark Morgan confirmed yesterday that his agents are transporting some infected apprehended illegal migrants to U.S. hospitals, that probably many more are getting away into the interior, and that his agents are dying of the virus "in the line of duty".

Refugee Resettlement Admissions

A three-year roundup under the Trump administration

The following is a look at refugee resettlement admissions into the United States during the first three years of the Trump administration compared to the first three years of each of Obama's two terms.
Topics: Refugees

Obama Forecasts How Biden Administration Will Enact Amnesty

Eliminate the filibuster and add millions of new voters — what would Jimmy Stewart say?

On his website, former Vice President Joe Biden vows, if elected, to pass legislation "providing a roadmap to citizenship for nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants". Last week, his old boss, former President Barack Obama, explained how Biden (or whoever controls him) will do it: by eliminating the filibuster.
Topics: Politics