With a staff of fewer than two dozen people and a relatively small budget, the Center for Immigration Studies is the source for information and analysis on all of the immigration decisions being made by the Biden administration and Congress.
Our analysts, which include former high-ranking immigration officials, are exposing the unfolding humanitarian and national security disaster on the border and the administration’s systematic dismantling of interior enforcement.
The Center is one of the only voices making the case for sensible, non-partisan immigration policies that protect our national security while promoting economic and social cohesion. And our work is relied upon by members of Congress and state and local policymakers who seek to fix our immigration system.
Our track record speaks for itself. We have testified before Congress more than 130 times over the past 20 years, as well as before dozens of state legislatures. We’ve testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and our work has been cited by the Supreme Court and the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General. We’ve done contract work for the Census Bureau and the Justice Department. Our legal policy analyst was a counsel for the House Judiciary Committee and served for a number of years as an immigration judge. Our director of research was selected by the National Academies of Sciences as an outside reviewer for their magisterial study of the fiscal and economic impacts of immigration.
We are also one of the most cited immigration groups in the media, competing with the much larger and better funded organizations pushing for an anti-borders agenda that creates fiscal deficits and social upheaval while marginalizing the most vulnerable.
We will continue to help shape immigration policy as this issue becomes ever more critical. But to do this we need your help. With your (tax-deductible) donation, you can invest in our important work.