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New Report Underlines RAISE Act’s Importance: Cut Immigration, Lower Population

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Every state is a border state.

Global Poll Reflects Universal Concern about Migration, Refugee Resettlement

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A 25-nation majority skeptical about immigration, refugee resettlement.

Overloaded Immigration Courts Slower than ever with Fewer Deportations

Perhaps more than any other metric, the astronomical increase in immigration court cases underlines the catastrophic fall out from decades of lax immigration enforcement.

New Pew Report on Diversity Visa Good Reminder of RAISE Act’s importance; Bill Would End DV

The Pew Research Center produces invaluable reports that often focus on, among other topics, immigration, population growth and, albeit indirectly, the link between the two. Pew’s latest analysis tackles a target CAPS has regularly criticized – the purposeless and harmful Diversity Visa.

60 Minutes Reports, Selectively, on H-1B Visa Scandal

Sunday night, CBS’ 60 Minutes featured a segment on the American job killing H-1B visa, created as part the Immigration Act of 1990. The H-1B is a growing concern across America since more and more stories have been published about the role it plays in rampant American worker displacement.

Visa Overstays: Two-Decades of Congressional, White House Paralysis

A new Center for Migration Studies report underlined a not-so-new immigration problem. CMS found that since 2007 most illegal aliens in the U.S. overstayed their visas, and didn’t, as is the common perception, unlawfully cross the border.

Trump’s Refugee EO Gives Hope to Struggling Cities

For all the fuss about President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily poses some restrictions on certain refugees’ entry into the United States, one of its key provisions has been overlooked.

According to Section 5 (g):

Trump’s Timeout on Immigrants is Common Sense

With world events often happening faster than we can even process the information, it’s easy to forget terror attacks, as in Paris: 130 dead, just a little over one year ago. Or, FBI Director James Comey’s statements that there are violent extremist investigations in every single state in the United States.

On Inauguration Day, An Immigrant’s Son Sends a Hopeful Message

Just days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, I read a heartening guest opinion column that the Denver Post published, “Trump Poised to Reform America’s Failed Immigration Policies.” The author, Troy A. Eid, served as Colorado’s 40th U.S. Attorney from 2006 to 2009. Now in private practice, Eid is the first Arab-American named to any U.S.

New DHS Secretary John Kelly Should Act Swiftly to Clean up TPS Mess

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security quietly announced that, effective March 18, 2017, temporary protected status (TPS) for Somalis would extend another 18 months through September 17, 2018. TPS status includes employment authorization documents, and is de facto permanent residency. Moreover, TPS is granted to aliens regardless of their immigration status at the time it’s announced.

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