May 14th, 2021
Texas is the only state that keeps the records of the immigration statuses of those arrested and convicted of state‐level crimes, thus giving the public its best opportunity to study the crime rates of illegal immigrants...
April 8th, 2021
Spencer Raley at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) published a short blog post critical of a blog post that I had written about how State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) data for the state of...
March 3rd, 2021
By allowing illegal immigrants to get work visas, by not punishing them or employers for coming forward, and by making work visas available to future migrants, almost all future and current illegal immigrants could be...
January 20th, 2021
Recent news reports suggest that Joe Biden will propose a s
November 12th, 2020
Freer immigration could potentially lead to trillions of dollars in additional annual global output.
September 15th, 2020
Gallup has been polling Americans about whether they want immigration levels to decrease, increase, or remain the same since 1965.
July 29th, 2020
Gallup produces the longest‐running poll on immigration going back to 1965. Since then, it has asked the same question:
April 30th, 2020
President Trump tweeted last week that he was going to sign an executive order to temporarily halt all immigration to the United States in response to COVID-19.
March 5th, 2020
The American legal immigration system is in desperate need of reform.
January 22nd, 2020
Like most public policy issues, immigration is difficult to understand. The issue has complex effects on American society and the world at large. This difficulty doesn’t prevent most people from forming strong opinions on...
May 6th, 2021
My colleagues Emily Ekins and David Kemp just released an excellent new survey on how Americans view immigration and identity.
March 24th, 2021
The federal State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) compensates states and localities for correctional officer salary expenses for incarcerating illegal immigrants.
February 24th, 2021
National conservatives have latched onto the idea that cutting immigration will increase wages despite all
January 5th, 2021
The American Compass recently published a series of pieces about the economic successes of the Trump administration and whither national conservatism after his defeat by Joe Biden.
October 8th, 2020
In response to COVID-19, the Trump administration ordered immigration enforcement agencies along the border to expel those apprehended under 42 U.S.C. § 265.
August 13th, 2020
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided seven poultry plants in August 2019 and detained over 680 people on suspicion that they were illegal immigrant workers. ICE eventually released 300 of them and prosecuted or...
May 21st, 2020
The Trump Administration is reportedly working on an executive order to ban the issuance of new H-1B visas. His order is expected to be issued before the end of this month.
April 23rd, 2020
President Trump recently said that there were two reasons for virtually halting all immigration to the United States in response to COVID-19.
February 13th, 2020
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...