New Immigration Research

Countering Executive Amnesty, Part 1
The president’s nullification of immigration law

Part one of a new four-part series, this report outlines the ten Obama administration amnesty memos and analyzes their contributions to the nullification of immigration law enforcement. Read more...


House Oversight Subcommittee Examines DHS Apprehension, Detention, and Release Procedures
Video of the Hearing is Available

Jessica Vaughan, the Center's Director of Policy Studies testified before a House Subcommittee. She explained how the "prioritization" and abandonment of enforcement tools by DHS has immigration enforcement in a state of collapse. Read more...


Data Reveal Millions of New Work Permits Issued

Government data show that a shadow immigrant work authorization system, outside the limits set by Congress, has been issuing permits. These are issued in addition to the new legal immigrants and new guest workers admitted each year. Read more...


For Every New Job, Two New Immigrants
Since 2000: 9.3 million new jobs, 18 million new immigrants

Government data collected in December 2014 show 18 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living in the United States who arrived in January 2000 or later. But only 9.3 million jobs were added over this time period. Read more...


House Judiciary Committee Examines Perilous State of Interior Immigration Enforcement
CIS Fellow and Board Member Testify on Proposed Legislative Fixes

A fellow and Board member testified before the House Judiciary Committee. They focused on the dismal state of interior immigration enforcement and the frustration of the African American community in competing with immigrant worker privilege. Read more...


House Judiciary Committee Examines Deliberate Dismantling of U.S. Immigration Enforcement
Senate needs to restrict funds to DHS to avoid further erosion

A Director and a Board Member from the Center for Immigration Studies testified before the House Judiciary Committee meeting, focusing on the Obama administration’s dismantling of immigration enforcement in the country. Read more...


Could Obama Increase Immigration By Not Counting Family Against Visa Caps?

A new report by the Center analyzes a visa-counting scheme long sought by advocates of increased immigration under which the Obama administration would ignore numerical caps set by law. Read more...

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