New Immigration Research

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

This Backgrounder examines the partisan political implications of large-scale immigration by comparing the voting patterns across counties in presidential elections over the last 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...


Mexican Emigration and a Failed State
The self-defense groups in Michoacán, Mexico

This report concludes that mass emigration from Michoacán to the U.S. has created conditions that “facilitate narco-terrorists and their allied kleptocrats,” in turn creating the demand for the self-defense groups. Read more...


Is the “Kids Act” Amnesty Really Just for Kids?
Probably Not

One of the high-profile GOP proposals is known as the Kids Act, an amnesty that would provide legal status to an as yet unknown number of illegal aliens. If the amnesty is similar to the DREAM Act, it may contain a number of problematic provisions.Read more...


Obama's Facebook Friend's Amnesty Ad

A new advertisement has been created by FWD.us, a pro-amnesty advocacy group created by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. This analysis examines each statement in the ad and concludes that it provides no substance and little truth to a very important policy debate. Read more...

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