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April 1, 2013
By Steven A. Camarota
In this Backgrounder for CIS, Camarotta looks at the core of Holtz-Eakin's argument. The author claims that it is that immigration makes the economy larger in the future by increasing the population.
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Employment
Immigration
April 1, 2013
By Ronald W. Mortensen
In this Backgrounder for CIS, Mortensen analyzes the bill led by Senator Marco Rubio (picture right), as the "Gang of Eight" is attempting to hide the fact that their "comprehensive immigration reform" bill would provide amnesty for illegal aliens and
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Immigration
April 1, 2013
By George Borjas
In this Backgrounder, Borjas finds that at current levels of around one million immigrants per year, immigration makes the U.S.
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Employment
Economy
Immigration
April 1, 2013
By Jerry Kammer
In this Backgrounder for CIS, Krammer notes that in a March 26 meeting with reporters, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Congress should not include border security metrics as a prerequisite or "trigger" in immigration reform legislation
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Immigration
March 22, 2013
By Steve Stanek
The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported one in three counties was “dying” in 2012, a figure that does not surprise Wendell Cox, a consultant to public and private urban planning and transportation organizations.
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Economy
Immigration
March 1, 2013
By Benjamin Domenech
President Obama has been talking a good game on the threats of sequestration to all sorts of government services. But his administration is determined not to let the automatic budget cuts in any way derail the implementation of Obamacare.
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Health Care
Immigration
March 1, 2013
By Steven A. Camarota, and Karen Zeigler
In this Backgrounder and Report, the authors state that 8 U.S.
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Immigration
March 1, 2013
By Bill Chip
In this Backgrounder and Report, Bill Chip points out that Congress's frenzied reaction to President Obama's second-term push for "comprehensive immigration reform" (CIR) has revealed a split within the GOP, and within the conservative movement more
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Employment
Immigration
March 1, 2013
By David North
In this Backgrounder for CIS, David North contends that the frequently heard comment "You just can't deport 11 million people" reflects a mistaken mental image of the illegal alien population.
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Immigration
February 1, 2013
By David North
According to this Backgrounder & Report, North argues that those interested in or advocating "comprehensive immigration reform" should examine the thoroughly researched, well-documented findings of a federal commission that spent more than five years —
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Immigration
February 1, 2013
By Steven A. Camarota
In this Backgrounder, Steven Camarota notes that of the estimated 11 to 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States, seven to eight million are thought to be holding a job.
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Employment
Immigration
February 1, 2013
By Virgil Goode
In this Backgrounder and Report, U.S. Representative Virgil Goode notes that Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) was a member of the House when the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) passed.
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Immigration
Law
February 1, 2013
By James R. Edwards Jr.
In this Backgrounder and Report, the author finds that in January 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule implementing health reform's Medicaid, Children's Health
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Immigration
Health Care
February 1, 2013
By Steven A. Camarota
In this Backgrounder, a new poll on immigration is examined. The poll uses neutral language — and avoiding the false choice of conditional legalization vs.
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Immigration
January 31, 2013
By Alex Nowrasteh
Alex Nowrasteh, the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, writes in this Policy Analysis that, "the three components of politically feasible immigration reform are legalization for some unauthorized
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Immigration
January 2, 2013
By W.D. Reasoner
In this Backgrounder & Report, W.D.
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Immigration
January 2, 2013
By David North
In this Backgrounder & Report, David North contends that it would be useful to review what we as a nation learned from our last experiment regarding the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).
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Immigration
Law
January 2, 2013
By David North
In this Backgrounder & Report, David North writes that would-be Wall Street bomber Quazi Mohammed Nafis had a student visa, as did Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, and as did the 9/11 pilots Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi 11 years earlier.
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Immigration
October 1, 2012
By Dominique Peridans
In this Backgrounder & Report, the Roman Catholic Church has intensified its lobbying on behalf of immigrants and thus has intensified its lobbying on behalf of "comprehensive immigration reform".
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Immigration
September 1, 2012
By W.D. Reasoner
In this Backgrounder & Report, Reasoner discusses one of the latest skirmishes in the federal-state boundary wars: efforts by state electoral officials to vet voter registration lists to prevent non-citizens from registering and casting ballots.
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Immigration
August 1, 2012
By Steven A. Camarota
In this detailed policy report and Backgrounder, Steven Camarota looks at the latest Census Bureau data from 2010 and 2011. This report provides a picture of the more than 50 million immigrants (legal and illegal) and their U.S.
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Immigration
July 1, 2012
By Jon Feere
In this Backgrounder & Report, in recent years, many states have enacted enforcement-focused immigration laws in an effort to discourage illegal immigration into their jurisdictions.
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Employment
Immigration
February 1, 2012
By Janice Kephart
In this Backgrounder & Report, the author examines the September 11 attack. hijackers had between them 30 state-issued driver’s licenses and non-driver identification cards.
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Immigration
January 2, 2012
By David North
In this Backgrounder & Report, David North states that the government has tried to sell life-long green cards to aliens, who otherwise would have no right to migrate to the United States, in exchange for relatively short-term cash investments.
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Immigration
December 1, 2011
By James K. Hoffmeier
In this Backgrounder James Hoffmeier looks at immigration from a religious perspective. Secularists and liberals, both political and religious, are typically loath to consult the Bible when it comes to matters of public policy.
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Immigration
October 1, 2011
By Steven Camarota
In this Backgrounder & Report, Steven Camarota analyzes the latest census data.
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Immigration
August 1, 2011
By Janice Kephart
In this Backgrounder & Report, Janice Kephart finds that the tedious process of watchlisting and making watchlists available to our frontline border and aviation operators is the most important tool our nation has to curtail attempted “legitimate”
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Immigration
August 1, 2011
By David North
In this Backgrounder, North contends that many beseech us to change our immigration laws to permit the admission of more skilled immigrants; we must seek the help of the world’s “best and brightest.
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Employment
Economy
Immigration
July 1, 2011
By W.D. Reasoner
In this Backgrounder for CIS, Reasoner addresses the thorny subject of deportation.
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Immigration
Law
May 1, 2011
By Don Barnett
In this Backgrounder & Report, the author argues that one has to be careful when trying to explain the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).
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Immigration
April 1, 2011
By Steven A. Camarota
In this Backgrounder & Report for CIS looks at thirteen years after welfare reform, and the share of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) with a child (under age 18) using at least one welfare program.
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Entitlements
Immigration
April 1, 2011
By Ronald W. Mortensen
In this Backgrounder, the author, a member of the LDS church, writes that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) regards Christ as head of the church and considers members to be Christians.
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Immigration
April 1, 2011
By Mark Metcalf
In this Backgrounder & Report, the author notes that American immigration courts are the heart of a system that nurtures scandal. Their work touches nearly every aspect of America’s immigration system.
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Immigration
March 1, 2011
By W.D. Reasoner
This Backgrounder & Report notes the language of the 14th Amendment:Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
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Immigration
Law
November 1, 2010
By Kathleene Parker
In this Backgrounder & Report, the author offers an historical overview of the critical issue of water in the American Southwest, where the water situation is becoming increasingly dire during a prolonged — but not uncharacteristic — drought in the arid
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Employment
Environment
Immigration
November 1, 2010
By Steven Camarota
In this Backgrounder & Report, Steven Carmarota writes that the Census Bureau data collected in March of 2010 show that 13.
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Employment
Immigration
August 1, 2010
By David North
In this Backgrounder & Report, David North writes that most of the dialogue on national immigration policy, understandably, is focused on direct federal government policy making; that is, when Congress passes a law or votes appropriations, when the
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Immigration
July 1, 2010
By Jon Feere
In this Backgrounder & Report, Jon Feere asserts that giving shelter to those fleeing persecution abroad has always been part of America’s welcoming immigration policy.
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Immigration
Law
April 6, 2010
By
Recent primary elections in Texas have once again highlighted that state's status as a place people are moving to rather than away from.
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Immigration
April 1, 2010
By David North
In this Backgrounder & Report for CIS, David North writes that the U.S. Government, fighting two wars and one huge recession, badly needs additional revenues to move toward a balanced budget.
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Immigration
 

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