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. 

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
‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule
‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule
Census: U.S. Immigrant Population
Census: U.S. Immigrant Population

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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Looking for Push Factors in Central America

The pull factors are likely stronger, but at least CBP is trying

The Wall Street Journal reported this week on the trip that CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan made last month to the so-called "Northern Triangle" countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The commissioner went to those countries in an attempt to assess the "push" factors that lead nationals of those countries to try to enter the United States illegally. The "pull" factors are likely stronger, but it is often difficult to separate one from the other.