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The map shows formal published actions taken against EB-5 actors in recent years and known to CIS. The actions noted include criminal indictments or pleas, civil suits filed by government or private interests, reports of Inspectors General, and a few corrective actions taken by the Department of Homeland Security. 
Given the congressional debate on the extension or termination of the main part of the EB-5 visa program for immigrant investors on September 30, 2016, the Center has created the map below identifying some locations of prominent EB-5 scandals. In the balance of the program, the segment not subject to the September sunset (which is rarely used), an alien may make a million dollar investment directly, and not use regional centers.
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In this case we are not talking about equal treatment for the aliens — these are cases where having an ineligible alien in the family creates benefits for one set of families, while denying the same benefits to identical all-citizen families (identical in terms of income and family size).

The program that allows this to happen in most of the nation is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), which distributes what used to be called food stamps.
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A new working paper provides a rare look at the progress of first, second, and third generation Hispanic and Asian students. The authors merged school longitudinal statistics with birth records to provide what they claim is "the most comprehensive analysis to date of the educational experiences of immigrants in the U.S. public school system."
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As of a year ago, there were more than 925,000 aliens who had been ordered removed, but who had not departed (known as ICE's "Post Final Order Docket"). About 20 percent of the non-departed aliens have at least one criminal conviction. Nearly all of these individuals — and nearly all of the convicted criminals — are at large, not in ICE custody. 
Data obtained by the Senate Judiciary Committee following a hearing on the collapse of immigration enforcement reveals that a very large number of illegal aliens in the country have already had due pr
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Francisco Aguirre, a Salvadoran national, convicted heroin trafficker, and prior deportee from the United States, was recently featured in a Portland newspaper as an immigration "activist" who, according to a Fox News article, took shelter from federal authorities in a local church. When taken into custody, he was charged with the felony offense of reentry after deportation. Out of the blue, though, the U.S. Attorney's Office moved to dismiss the charge "in the interest of justice", declining to further explain to the media.
The United States is experiencing a crisis in heroin addiction at near-epidemic levels. This has been going on for a few years now, with no sign of let-up. The addiction has affected towns large and s
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Unsurprisingly, a coalition of open borders groups has now banded together to also ask the Fifth Circuit to quash Judge Hanen's directive to turn over identifying records, via a petition for a writ of mandamus.
A few days ago, I posted a short item on the irony of the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen's order imposing sanc
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Mark Krikorian, the Center's Executive Director, was vacationing in Nice and was at the fireworks before the terrorist attack. He has been blogging and tweeting about his experience there.
Before my family and I came to Nice for vacation, I looked to see if any large-capacity, terrorist-bait events were scheduled during our stay. Several matches of the European soccer championships were
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These additional "private partnerships or sponsorships" have started. And while we can keep track of those being resettled here under the refugee resettlement program, we won't be able to trace how many more will be coming through these private detours.
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Only weeks after the disclosure of some $25 million (or more) in EB-5 losses, the state of Vermont has already recovered a quarter of that figure. South Dakota, whose EB-5 losses probably exceed $100 million, incurred years ago, has barely started its tiny, seemingly reluctant efforts to recover a mere $1 million or so of its losses.
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For the most part, she's been able to get by spinning platitudes about stopping deportations, opposing Trump's wall, and promising to bring "millions of workers out of the shadows" (easily the most hackneyed catchphrase of the 21st Century). She hasn't held a press conference in more than 200 days, and will likely get softballs at the upcoming debates, but here's hoping someone (anyone!) will ask her these questions:
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From the beginning of the fiscal year (October 1, 2015) through May 31, 2016, over 2,773 Syrian refugees made it to the United States (1,037 during the month of May alone), meaning that 7,227 are expected to arrive before the end of the fiscal year.
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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.