As the termination date for the unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program approaches, congressional leaders continue to look for a resolution. Any resolution must take into account the cost of an amnesty for this generally low-education, low-skilled population. Dr. Steven Camarota, CIS director of research, discusses the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report, which estimated a cost of $26 billion for a ”Dreamer” amnesty.
The primary source of immigration to the U.S.
The latest immigration video released by the Center for Immigration Studies focuses on chain migration – individuals allowed permanent entry to the United States because of a family relationship to a recent immigrant.
53% increase since low point in 2011
An analysis of newly released Census Bureau data shows that 1.03 million immigrants (legal and illegal) settled in the United States in the first six months of 2016. Based on prior patterns, a total of 1.8 million immigrants likely came in all of 2016.
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.