New Immigration Research

Justice on the Run
Immigration court evasions reveal weak authority and weak enforcement

Public safety is threatened by a justice system that tolerates court evasion by illegal aliens. A case now working toward the Supreme Court will focuses on these flight risks and a measure that mandates accused felon illegal aliensbe held in detention until their trials are finished. Read more...


Slap on the Wrist for a Confessed, Wealthy Employer of Many Illegal Aliens

Court documents show how four individuals, all successful India-born businessmen and all apparently multiple white-collar criminals, used lawyers, bankruptcy law, and other maneuvers to avoid the consequences of repeated immigration law violations. Read more...


Immigration's Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012

An examination of the political implications of large-scale immigration by comparing the voting patterns across counties in presidential elections over three decades, showing that mass immigration has caused a steady drop in Republican vote shares. Read more...


Catch and Release
Interior immigration enforcement in 2013

A review of internal ICE metrics for 2013 reveals that hundreds of thousands of deportable aliens who were identified in the interior of the country were released instead of removed under the administration's sweeping "prosecutorial discretion" guidelines. Read more...


Asylum in the United States
How a finely tuned system of checks and balances has been effectively dismantled

The erosion of checks and balances in the asylum system has led to the nearly tripling of claims for asylum. The number of applicants passing the preliminary “credible fear” test has increased nearly 600 percent since 2007. Read more...


Still No Evidence of a Labor Shortage
Immigrant and native employment in the fourth quarter of 2013

A analysis of government employment data shows an enormous number of working-age Americans not employed, particularly those with modest levels of education who are among the poorest Americans. Read more...


Increasing Admissions Before Enforcement, Again
Obama administration expands visa waiver program

DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson announced today that the controversial Visa Waiver Program to include Chile. Once again, the administration has moved to ease standards before it has shown the program is safe and does not increase illegal immigration. Read more...

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