The Senate DACA Debate

By CIS on February 15, 2018

Grassley Proposal Addresses Weaknesses in Immigration Law

By Mark Krikorian on February 15, 2018

To give a few examples from what have been reported of non-Wall enforcement provisions, in no particular order: Loopholes making it harder to remove Unaccompanied Alien “Children” would be filled; visitors who overstay visas by more than 30 days would be subject to expedited deportation; drunk driving would be specifically added to the grounds for deportation; dangerous criminals whose countries refuse to take them back will no longer have to be released; and local jurisdictions that honor an ICE “detainer” and hold deportable aliens for ICE pick-up would be protected from the ACLU’s anti-border lawfare.

New Senate Confidentiality Provision Is Better, but Still Not Good

By Andrew R. Arthur on February 14, 2018

Section 3008 of that amendment is a confidentiality provision for those applicants. While the language in that section is better than the language in section 10 of the SUCCEED Act, it is still not good.

'Knows No Other Country'?

By Mark Krikorian on February 13, 2018

Neither the White House/Grassley bill nor any of the other DACA-plus amnesty plans offers any justification for including people who came as teenagers in an amnesty intended for people "who know no other country."

DACA or DACA-Plus?

By Mark Krikorian on February 12, 2018

One of the first and most important topics for debate should be the breadth of the proposed amnesty. Who should qualify? DACA only or DACA-plus?

The Senate Immigration Debate: Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

By Dan Cadman on February 12, 2018

Leader McConnell is using an arcane tactic to allow the legislative scrum that will result: He will bring to the floor of the Senate a House bill that has absolutely nothing to do with immigration. He has made it known that this will be his vehicle for moving on the question of amnesty for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients, or the rather larger pool of "Dreamers", which includes even those who didn't apply for, or were denied DACA.

Fleshing Out the White House Framework on Immigration

By Andrew R. Arthur on January 29, 2018

On January 23, 2018, the White House released its "Framework on Immigration Reform & Border Security", the president's proposal for providing status to up aliens covered by President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

White House Immigration Framework

By Jessica Vaughan on January 31, 2018

The bottom line is that these cuts to chain migration would reduce total legal immigration by about 18 percent in the short term, and 33 percent in the long term (after 10 years). However, the huge size of the amnesty means that under this scheme it will take about 15 years for the chain migration cuts to offset the new green cards awarded in the amnesty.

What Is Border Security?

By Andrew R. Arthur on January 17, 2018

"Border security" actually involves a number of activities, many if not most of which take place far away from the physical border itself.

Immigration Brief: The DACA Negotiation (VIDEO)

By Jan Ting on February 12, 2018

Jan Tin, Professor of Law at The Temple University Beasley School of Law, reviews the trade-offs Congress will be discussing.

Immigration Brief: What to Do About DACA (VIDEO)

By Mark Krikorian on January 2, 2018

Mark Krikorian explains the measures required to balance any amnesty for the nearly 700,000 illegal aliens whose two-year work permits granted under this unlawful program will begin expiring in March 2018.

Immigration Brief: The Cost of a DACA Amnesty (VIDEO)

By Steven A. Camarota on January 8, 2018

Dr. Steven Camarota discusses the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report, which estimated a cost of $26 billion for a ”Dreamer” amnesty.