The Center hosted a panel discussion on the history of the bi-partisan 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act banning the employment of illegal immigrants and the subsequent bipartisan failure to follow through. The speakers will included Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Dr. Lindsay Lowell, and Jerry Kammer, who recently authored a book, entitled “What Happened to Worksite Enforcement?” which traces immigration reform over five administrations.
Issue relevance in the Trump-Clinton election
As a policy issue, immigration played an unusually prominent role in the 2016 election, one that issues do not regularly play in presidential contests. Donald Trump made immigration a central theme of his campaign, raising the subject frequently at major rallies and in widely covered speeches. It was one topic of consistent message discipline in an organization that many called untidy and haphazard.
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The DOJ sent a letter to 29 sanctuary jurisdictions that received law enforcement grants under the Byrne/Justice Assistance Grants program in 2016, warning them that they appear to be in violation of federal law and may have to repay the funds.
Overall growth slowed, but Middle Eastern, non-Mexico Latin American, Asian, and sub-Saharan African populations grew substantially
A new analysis of recently released U.S. Census data finds that the nation's immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record 43.7 million in 2016. The data also show more than 16.6 million U.S.-born minor children with an immigrant parent. Immigrants and their young children thus now account for nearly one in five U.S. residents.