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The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization.
The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization.

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The H-1B program is lauded by big tech companies as a way of bringing "the best and the brightest" to our shores.

But is it also used to hire low-skill pizza cooks?

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Newly released Census Bureau data for 2016 shows that a record 65.5 million U.S. residents five years of age and older spoke a language other than English at home. The number is up six million since 2010 and has increased by nearly 34 million since 1990.

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The nation's immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record 43.7 million in July 2016, an increase of half a million since 2015, 3.8 million since 2010, and 12.6 million since 2000.

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The birth rate for immigrant women of reproductive age declined from 76 to 60 births per thousand from 2008 to 2015.

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This report examines the scale of chain migration and recent trends of family sponsorship over time and across different groups of immigrants. In addition, we examine how an amnesty for beneficiaries of the DACA program is likely to increase chain migration in the future.

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Advocates and pundits have accepted and quoted these numbers as bona fide truth without digging into their source.
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