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

A Lower Refugee Resettlement Ceiling but Probable Higher Admissions for FY 2019

The refugee resettlement ceiling for FY 2019 was set at 30,000 by the Trump administration, from 45,000 this year.

Additional Readings: 

Refugee Admissions Likely to Rise

U.S. Continues to Back UN Refugee Compact that Contradicts Administration Goals

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. 

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
Lower Ceiling, Higher Admissions
Lower Ceiling, Higher Admissions
Census: U.S. Immigrant Population
Census: U.S. Immigrant Population

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.

The refugee resettlement ceiling for FY 2019 was set at 30,000 by the Trump administration, from 45,000 this year.

Additional Readings: 

Refugee Admissions Likely to Rise

U.S. Continues to Back UN Refugee Compact that Contradicts Administration Goals

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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California DMV on Improperly Registering License Applicants, Including Aliens, to Vote: Oops!

As many readers know, thanks to the National Voter Registration Act, the federal motor-voter law, applicants who apply for driver's licenses can also conveniently be registered to vote at the same time. It's one of those excellent-in-concept/flawed-in-execution kinds of law that Congress is so good at passing. The law is flawed because it follows the rule of unintended consequences.