February 21st, 2018
To truly reform the visa program, legislation should do away with the lottery entirely by mandating that visas be issued to the 85,000 H-1B applicants who would be paid the most.
January 25th, 2018
Any bipartisan deal to reopen the federal government and deal with DACA would have to legalize some of the DREAMers, increase border enforcement, amend the diversity immigrant visa program, and fund the construction of a...
January 4th, 2018
From President Donald Trump to the rise of new nationalist political parties in Europe to a general
December 21st, 2017
Co-written with Emma Ashford
November 21st, 2017
Since the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) came into force, it has been against the law for illegal immigrants to work in the United States.
September 28th, 2017
Senators Tillis (R-NC), Lankford (R-OK), and Hatch (R-UT) this week introduced the Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education, and Defending our Nation (SUCCEED) Act to legalize some DREAMers...
September 1st, 2017
President Trump will — possibly before the weekend - decide whether to keep or cancel Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allows more than 800,000 unlawful immigrants who were brought here as children to live and...
August 24th, 2017
President Donald Trump took office with a promise to drain the swamp, but the federal agency that manages the government’s two million civilian employees is making it harder to do that. Under a new policy, the Office of...
August 10th, 2017
Supporters of the RAISE Act are counting on the media, voters, and policy makers to focus on talking points supporting the bill rather than its actual substance. Those supporters want the debate over this bill to be “...
February 8th, 2018
Economist John R. Lott Jr. of the Crime Prevention Research Center released a working paper in which he purports to find that illegal immigrants in Arizona from 1985 through 2017 have a far higher prison admissions rate than...
January 18th, 2018
The Trump Administration recently ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop issuing H-2A visas for temporary agricultural work to Haitians. One of the reasons given for not allowing Haitians to use the visas...
December 28th, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) last week released a report that found that about 94 percent of foreign-born inmates in Federal prisons are illegal immigra
December 18th, 2017
The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so-called employment-based categories. The family members of immigrant workers must use employment-based green cards despite the text of the...
October 5th, 2017
FAIR’s report reaches that conclusion by vastly overstating the costs of illegal immigration, undercounting the tax revenue they generate, inflating the number of illegal immigrants, counting millions of U.S. citizens as...
September 13th, 2017
Responding to President Trump’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Congress is moving toward a compromise that could legalize the DREAMers in combination with more immigration...
August 31st, 2017
Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation recently argued that the RAISE Act, a bill introduced by Senators Cotton (R-AR) and Perdue (R-GA), wou
August 17th, 2017
President Trump campaigned on creating a new U.S. immigration policy that is in the national interest.
August 3rd, 2017
Republican Senators Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA) are unveiled a bill Wednesday at the White House that would slash the number of legal immigrants by about 50 p
June 29th, 2017
Wednesday, President Trump argued that “those seeking immigration into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years.” That law is already on the...