New Immigration Research

Why Alien Detention Is Necessary
A rebuttal to anti-detention advocates

There is a full-court press going on to dismantle the detention system used to hold aliens for immigration proceedings and removal when it is ordered. They include steps taken by the government; lawsuits; quasi-scholarly reports; and a media campaign. Read more...


ICE Records Reveal Steep Drop in Worksite Enforcement Since 2013

The Obama administration has largely abandoned efforts to enforce the laws against hiring illegal workers, according to internal ICE statistics. In the first five months of this fiscal year, ICE conducted just 181 workplace audits and brought charges against just 27 employers. Read more...


Neil Munro Wins Immigration Journalism Award
Video and Transcript Now Available

Neil Munro, formerly with The Daily Caller, is the 2015 recipient of the Katz Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Immigration. In accepting the award, he stated that all he did “was just apply the standard rules: count the numbers, follow the money, challenge authority, and write cleanly.” Read more...


Book Discussion: The Progressive Argument for Reducing U.S. Immigration
Video and Transcript Now Available

The Center hosted a panel discussion at the National Press Club on Prof. Philip Cafaro’s provocative and thought-provoking new book, How Many Is Too Many? The Progressive Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States. Read more...


Immigrant Population to Hit Highest Percentage Ever in 8 Years
U.S. Census Bureau: 1 in 7 U.S. residents will be foreign-born

For the first time, the Bureau projected the future size of the immigrant population and found that by 2023 immigrants will account for more than one in seven U.S. residents — the largest share ever recorded in American history. Read more...


Map: Immigration Enforcement Activity Hubs
Secure Communities Removals by County, 2008-2015

This map shows the total cumulative number of aliens removed by ICE , after identification through the Secure Communities program, between October 2008 and February 2015. This program was discontinued as part of President Obama's executive actions of November 2014. Read more...


Comparing Immigrant and Native Abortion Rates

This report explores the Guttmacher Institute's Abortion Patient Survey to examine abortion rates for immigrants and natives separately. The findings show both groups have nearly identical abortion rates, but significant differences exist across racial and ethnic groups. Read more...


Congress Examines Birthright Citizenship
CIS analyst testifies before House subcommittee

The U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security examined the government’s broad application of the 14th Amendment's Citizenship Clause. Jon Feere, legal policy analyst at the Center, testified. Read more...

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