Migrant Caravan

As the caravan of primarily Central American migrants advancing toward the U.S.-Mexico border continues to grow, several key issues have emerged for U.S. lawmakers and those involved in the national immigration debate:

National Security Threat

Credible Fear Loophole

Mexico and the Caravan

A Brief Overview of H.R. 6657, the 'Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act'

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) introduces into the House of Representatives a bill to fully fund the border wall.

The bill is relatively compact because it focuses on means to fund the border wall, as the title clearly suggests, although there are some interesting and desirable additional provisions in the bill.

 

Births to Legal and Illegal Immigrants in the U.S.

A look at health insurance coverage among new mothers by legal status at the state and local level.

One of the most obvious and enduring impacts of immigration occurs through immigrants' children. Long after immigrants pass on, their descendants will continue to shape the political, economic, and cultural life in the receiving society. Examining births to immigrants is thus a way of measuring the scale of immigration and its impact on the U.S. 

Don’t Leave Immigration Out of Our Environmental Laws

CIS lawsuit seeks compliance with existing laws

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that every federal agency carefully consider the potential environmental consequences of any action and report them to the public before the agency acts. This has never happened regarding immigration, despite that fact that the

Nearly One in Seven U.S. Residents Are Now Immigrants

Highest foreign-born share in 107 years

New data from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), released by the Census Bureau Thursday, shows the nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) has reached 44.5 million – the highest number in U.S. history. 

Migrant Caravan
Migrant Caravan
A Bill to Fund the Border Wall
A Bill to Fund the Border Wall
Births to Legal and Illegal Immigrants
Births to Legal and Illegal Immigrants
Immigration and Environmental Laws
Immigration and Environmental Laws
Census: U.S. Immigrant Population
Census: U.S. Immigrant Population

As the caravan of primarily Central American migrants advancing toward the U.S.-Mexico border continues to grow, several key issues have emerged for U.S. lawmakers and those involved in the national immigration debate:

National Security Threat

Credible Fear Loophole

Mexico and the Caravan

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) introduces into the House of Representatives a bill to fully fund the border wall.

The bill is relatively compact because it focuses on means to fund the border wall, as the title clearly suggests, although there are some interesting and desirable additional provisions in the bill.

 

A look at health insurance coverage among new mothers by legal status at the state and local level.

One of the most obvious and enduring impacts of immigration occurs through immigrants' children. Long after immigrants pass on, their descendants will continue to shape the political, economic, and cultural life in the receiving society. Examining births to immigrants is thus a way of measuring the scale of immigration and its impact on the U.S. 

CIS lawsuit seeks compliance with existing laws

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that every federal agency carefully consider the potential environmental consequences of any action and report them to the public before the agency acts. This has never happened regarding immigration, despite that fact that the federal immigration program is responsible for increasing the U.S. population by some 70 million people since the passage of NEPA in 1970.

Highest foreign-born share in 107 years

New data from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), released by the Census Bureau Thursday, shows the nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) has reached 44.5 million – the highest number in U.S. history. 

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Political Crossfire over the Migrant Caravan Produces New Information on a Real Homeland Security Problem

Within the caravan or not, Middle Easterners, Bangladeshis, et al. are smuggled up through Latin America

The fallout continues from President Donald Trump's Monday morning tweet that some "Middle Easterners" were likely among the thousands of Central Americans in the U.S.-bound migrant caravan. The president was obviously referencing a homeland security problem about which I often write here, "special interest aliens".

H-1B Employers Discriminate Against Women by a Three to One Margin

It's official: H-1B employers, as many have long suspected, routinely and effectively discriminate against women.

While the overall female/male ratio in the general population is something like 51:49 (women live longer), the ratio among H-1Bs according to a new set of federal data, is about 25:75. That means that three times as many men as women are hired through the program.

Middle Eastern Migrants Part of Caravan?

President Trump's tweet this morning, suggesting Middle Eastern migrants have joined the large caravan of mostly Central Americans, is more likely than not true. Whether any are linked to terrorism is an altogether separate question he did not address, because this is a very hard thing to ever know with this traffic. A significant homeland security conundrum regarding Middle Eastern migrants moving along well established smuggling routes through Latin America is that we don't and often can't know their hearts and personal histories; often they travel with fake or no ID.