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...
November 14th, 2019
Research from 1994 to 2014 has generally found that there is a negative relationship between immigration and crime in the United States.
July 3rd, 2019
Since 1921, Congress has set hard numerical caps for most types of immigrants coming to the United States on green cards. They have always included uncapped exceptions to green cards for most spouses and minor children of...
May 30th, 2019
President Trump recently released another plan to reform the immigration system. The latest plan was drafted with the help of his son-in-law and presidential advisor Jared Kushner. Overall, this last plan is the best of...
February 12th, 2019
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Trump said that he wanted to allow in more legal immigrants and to improve the system. The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so-...
January 7th, 2019
On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13780. The order was mostly concerned with reducing the number of immigrants and travele
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...
November 26th, 2019
Reforming the immigration visa system is crucial for the future of the United States. Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah), backed by Utah's Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, just introduced a bill to create a state-based visa system....
September 5th, 2019
While President Trump’s immigration rhetoric continues to focus on the need to build a southern border wall, his administration is quietly pursuing a policy that could provide a lasting solution to the ongoing migrant surge...
June 14th, 2019
Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors wrote a few criticisms of our proposal to sell Gold Cards through a market-based program that I’ve called an
May 13th, 2019
Last week, Cato released my latest policy analysis entitled “Terrorists by Immigration Status and Nationality: A Risk Analysis, 1975-2017.” Much of it is an update and expansion of my original
January 31st, 2019
The Republicans and Democrats are at an impasse over immigration policy. Republicans want money for border security and merit-based immigration. Democrats don’t want a wall and support more legal immigration. Creating an...
January 2nd, 2019
Cato’s immigration policy team was very busy in 2018. My colleagues David Bier and Andrew Forrester, in addition to some contributions by myself and numerous outside authors like the stupendous Michelangelo Landgrave