New Immigration Research

Waiting List for Legal Immigrant Visas Keeps Growing

More than 4.4 million people are on the legal immigrant visa waiting list according to the State Department's annual tally. That is 100,085 more people waiting for legal immigrant visas than at the same time last year. Read more...


Obscure Immigration Program Hurts U.S. Residents — Both Young and Old

The full negative impact on residents of the obscure, almost secret, F1 Optional Practical Training program was revealed recently as the DHS responded to a FOIA request from the Center for Immigration Studies. Read more...


Analysis of the Protection of Children Act

A section by section analysis of the Protection of Children Act (PCA), which was introduced by Rep. John Carter. The PCA would reform the way alien minors are treated when caught crossing the border illegally. Read more...


ICE Gang Arrests Fact Sheet
Operation Community Shield 2013

Violent immigrant and transnational gangs such as MS-13, Surenos, and 18th Street continue to present a significant public safety threat in many parts of the United States, according to arrest records released by ICE. Read more...


Analysis of the Legal Workforce Act

An analysis of H.R.1147. The bill seeks to reduce the jobs magnet that attracts illegal aliens by revising the failed employer sanctions and work verification portions of existing law, which were added by the IRCA. Read more...


E-Verify Fact Sheet
A successful, accurate, and growing program

E-Verify, the federally run employment authorization program, has become a central part of the state-level enforcement effort as many states now require use of the program for some or all employers. Read more...


The Fiscal Impact of Administrative Amnesty
The implications for public coffers and American workers

Steven A. Camarota, the Center's Director of Research, testified before the National Security Subcommittee and Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Read more...


The Declining Fertility of Immigrants and Natives

New analysis of government data shows that the birth rate for women in their reproductive years (ages 15 to 50) declined more than twice as much for immigrants as natives between 2008 and 2013. Read more...

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