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American media, I welcome you to the H-1B cesspool. After decades of neglect, I am happily surprised that Southern California Edison and Disney have drawn new attention to the H-1B program. I do have one nit to pick. Many of you are referring to "loopholes" and "abuse". That is entirely incorrect.…
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I can't let this month expire without noting that it's the 20th anniversary of Barbara Jordan's bipartisan Commission on Immigration Reform recommending a reduction in legal immigration to about 500,000 per year (it's twice that level today). After their release, President Clinton said the…
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It looks like it has become a pattern: An executive gets involved with the EB-5 program and is subsequently charged with a variety of abuses. The latest such story has emerged from within Michigan's state government. According to the Detroit Free Press, the state's chief internal auditor reported…
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The acting U.S. attorney in South Dakota, Randy Seiler, has decided that there are no grounds to indict anyone for the various EB-5 scandals in that state, a subject I have written about frequently in the past. The decision came from Seiler after he reviewed an FBI report on the subject. That…
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British and French media outlets have been reporting on a strike by French workers at the Calais ferry crossing giving access to Britain. The ferry is often used by cargo trucks ("lorries") and other commercial vehicles. Striking workers broke into the secure area surrounding the ferry access…
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The Supreme Court recently issued a decision in an immigration-related case Kerry, Secretary of State, et al. v. Din. The decision reaffirms that although people have the right to marry anyone they like, if the spouse is a foreigner, he or she has no intrinsic right to enter the United States when…
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Having just written a blog a couple of days ago about how the immigrant investor program seems to attract crooks and wastrels, yesterday I encountered yet another instance of this pattern. The facts may not all be in, but the charge in a civil lawsuit in California is disturbing. The former chief…
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The now-concluded manhunt for two convicted killers in upper New York state has had me thinking about immigration enforcement and cooperation. This is because the first killer to be located, Richard Matt, was tracked down and confronted by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Border Patrol agents…
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Court statistics reveal Obama policy on surge crossers is a failure Most of the illegal border crossers from Central America who arrived in last year's surge have skipped out on their hearings, according to immigration court statistics obtained by Fox News. Only about 1 percent of the total have…
Most of the illegal border crossers from Central America who arrived in last year's surge have skipped out on their hearings, according to immigration court statistics obtained by Fox News. Only about
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The Secretary of Homeland Security has just added Nepal to the list of nations whose citizens can apply for Temporary Protected Status in the United States. This brings the current list of such nations to an even dozen. The rationale was the recent earthquake in that country.
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The following is taken from the June 19, 2015, Virgin Islands Daily News (The "he" is the VI's governor, Kenneth Mapp): "The EB-5 program is a specialized program, and any law firm really don't do EB-5 work, and they don't have the relationship with the State Department and the Department of…
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The abusing spouse (probably the husband) is dead and has been for nearly two years. The abused spouse is not a legal U.S. resident, but she can claim green card status because of the abuse she suffered at his hands even though it would be impossible, by definition, for the abuse to happen again.…
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The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization.
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The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization. Since our founding in 1985, we have pursued a single mission – providing immigration policymakers, the academic community, news media, and concerned citizens with reliable information about the social, economic, environmental, security, and fiscal consequences of legal and illegal immigration into the United States.

The Center is governed by a diverse board of directors that has included active and retired university professors, civil rights leaders, and former government officials. Our research and analysis has been funded by contributions and grants from dozens of private foundations, from the U.S. Census Bureau and Justice Department, and from hundreds of generous individual donors.

Our board, our staff, our researchers, and our contributor base are not predominantly "liberal" or predominantly "conservative." Instead, we believe in common that debates about immigration policy that are well-informed and grounded in objective data will lead to better immigration policies.

The data collected by the Center during the past quarter-century has led many of our researchers to conclude that current, high levels of immigration are making it harder to achieve such important national objectives as better public schools, a cleaner environment, homeland security, and a living wage for every native-born and immigrant worker. These data may support criticism of US immigration policies, but they do not justify ill feelings toward our immigrant community. In fact, many of us at the Center are animated by a "low-immigration, pro-immigrant" vision of an America that admits fewer immigrants but affords a warmer welcome for those who are admitted.