New Immigration Research

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...


Senate Examines Refugee/Parole Program
CIS Director of Policy Studies and CIS Board Member Testify

The Center's director of policy studies, Jessica Vaughan, and a Center board member, Jan Ting, both testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. Read more...


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...

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