California Goes Rogue | Center for Immigration Studies

National Review, April 26, 2018 “I will hang the first man I can lay my hand on engaged in such treasonable conduct, upon the first tree I can reach.” That was President Andrew Jackson’s response to South Carolina’s intention to prevent enforcement of a federal law within the state. Despite his admiration for Jackson, President Trump hasn’t yet threatened to start hanging California politicians. But that state’s “sanctuary” policies protecting illegal immigrants and obstructing enforcement of federal immigration law echo the long-ago fight over nullification and states’ rights. The passage…

IPR Center celebrates tenth anniversary on World IP Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), FBI and other partner agencies with the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) renewed their fight today against counterfeiting and IP theft that threaten the safety of American consumers, levy negative impacts on the U.S. economy and fund transnational criminal organizations, during at an event recognizing the center’s tenth anniversary. Intellectual property enforcers from across federal law-enforcement gathered at the ICE-led IPR Center in Arlington, Virginia, on World IP Day…

The Case Against Immigration | Center for Immigration Studies

Foreign Affairs, March 31, 2017 Outlining his position on immigration in August of last year, Donald Trump, then the Republican candidate for U.S. president, made his motivating philosophy clear: “There is only one core issue in the immigration debate, and that issue is the well-being of the American people.” Although this nationalistic appeal may strike some readers as conservative, it is very similar to the position taken by U.S. civil rights icon and Democrat Barbara Jordan, who before her death in 1996 headed President Bill Clinton’s commission on immigration reform.…

Immigration Data Portal | Center for Immigration Studies

The Center’s Data Portal identifies and consolidates government agencies’ most recent immigration statistics into one location. For suggestions, comments or questions, email jph@cis.org. Bureau of Justice Statistics  Annual Jail Survey – Confined Persons Held at ICE at Midyear | Link This is a midyear survey of jails in the United States that tracks different measures of inmate population characteristics. This particular table (Table 8) catalogs jurisdictions with ICE detainees, their total number of confined persons, the number of confined persons being held for ICE, and the percentage of inmates that are being…

Immigration Brief: MS-13 Resurgence | Center for Immigration Studies

The Center for Immigration examined over 500 cases of MS-13 members arrested or indicted since 2012, including 207 who were charged with murder.  Jessica Vaughan, the Center’s director of policy studies, discusses how “catch and release” policies fueled the rebound of MS-13 in the United States. As the gang has a large number of members who are illegal aliens from El Salvador, many of whom arrived as unaccompanied minors, strategic immigration enforcement must be a part of any successful plan to fight this brutal transnational criminal organization. Source link

The Senate DACA Debate | Center for Immigration Studies

By Mark Krikorian on February 15, 2018 To give a few examples from what have been reported of non-Wall enforcement provisions, in no particular order: Loopholes making it harder to remove Unaccompanied Alien “Children” would be filled; visitors who overstay visas by more than 30 days would be subject to expedited deportation; drunk driving would be specifically added to the grounds for deportation; dangerous criminals whose countries refuse to take them back will no longer have to be released; and local jurisdictions that honor an ICE “detainer” and hold deportable aliens for…

DACA or DACA-Plus? | Center for Immigration Studies

National Review Online, February 12, 2018 Later today, the Senate will begin to debate immigration. There’s no actual bill on offer — Majority Leader McConnell will bring a shell bill to the floor, and then the amendments will begin. Whatever gets 60 votes will prevail. Perhaps for this week, at least, the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body” won’t be a sarcastic joke. One of the first and most important topics for debate should be the breadth of the proposed amnesty. Who should qualify? DACA only or DACA-plus? The range goes from…

DACA, DACA, Bo-Baca … | Center for Immigration Studies

National Review, January 5, 2017 President Trump met Thursday with Senate Republicans about a possible deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, President Obama’s lawless pen-and-phone amnesty that gave two-year renewable work permits to certain illegal aliens who arrived before age 16. There are about 700,000 of them, and the six-month grace period that President Trump gave them after canceling the program in September is fast running out. There are three clusters of issues at play here. DACA or Dream? First, what is the universe of people…

Immigration Brief: Chain Migration | Center for Immigration Studies

Report: Immigration Multipliers – Trends in Chain Migration 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. Well over half of all immigrants enter the U.S. and become legal permanent residents based on a family relationship, not on their ability to contribute to American society. Jessica Vaughan, the Center’s director of policy studies, proposes the immigration system be modernized and the “chain” of immigrants, which extends…

Immigration Fixes | Center for Immigration Studies

Media Panel TranscriptPanel VideoReport: Immigration Multipliers – Trends in Chain Migration Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 9 a.m. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 529 14th St, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. The Center for Immigration Studies hosted panel discussion focusing on past and present attempts to change the immigration system. The speakers will included U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-Ga), co-author of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, Michael Teitelbaum, Vice Chairman of the bipartisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform (which was the last officially appointed advisory group to offer detailed immigration recommendations chaired by…