Tagged: immigration

Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less

This report from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, examines immigration trends between the United States and Mexico, deportations from the U.S. to Mexico, increased U.S. immigration enforcement, and conditions in Mexico, including social and economic issues, which could affect immigration. The report contends that...

New Report Examining ‘Rhetoric from Reality’ on Border Security and Migration

Today, a new report was released by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Mexico’s College of the Northern Border (COLEF) titled, “Beyond the Border Buildup: Security and Migrants Along the U.S.-Mexico Border.”” According to the WOLA press release, this report is the result of “a year-long study of...

Alabama Immigration Law Hurting the State’s Economy and Society

The Center for American Progress examines the effects of the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, H.B. 56 passed in June 2011 in the report Alabama’s Immigration Disaster: The Harshest Law in the Land Harms the State’s Economy and Society. “This report reviews the economic and social harm caused...

Human Rights Watch Highly Critical of Alabama’s Immigrant Law

Human Rights Watch has published a report entitled “No Way to Live: Alabama’s Immigrant Law” which is highly critical of the “Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.” Also known as the “Beason-Hammon Act”, “Alabama immigrant law”, or “HB 56”, the state began implementing the law on September 28, 2011....

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s 2011 Fiscal Year in Review

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released year-end data on its border enforcement and management efforts during the last fiscal year (FY 2011). The data showed a 53 percent decrease in apprehensions since FY 2008; apprehensions are a key indicator in estimating illegal immigration. While apprehensions decreased legal trade...

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Hits On-line Counterfeiters

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced the seizure of 150 website domain names as part of the ongoing Operation “In Our Sites”. Since the operation’s launch in June 2010, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), the Department of Justice and the...

Mexico’s “Narco-Refugees”

The Strategic Studies Institute at the the United States Army War College has recently published a report by Dr. Paul Rexton Kan entitled, “Mexico’s ‘Narco-Refugees’: The Looming Challenge for U.S. National Security”. From the Foreword written by Douglas C. Lovelace, Director of the Strategic Studies Institute: “The security and stability...

Are Border Patrol Agents Infringing upon Civil Liberties on New York Trains?

The New York Civil Liberties Union examines recent incidents of armed U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP] Agents boarding buses and trains in upstate New York, nowhere near the border in order to question passengers about their citizenship or immigration status. The report suggests that the Border Patrol is employing...

Latest Legal and Illegal Immigration Statistics

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics provides the most recent data on legal permanent residents, nonimmigrant admissions, and illegal entries into the United States. In the report Estimates of the Legal Permanent Resident Population in 2010 the Office of Immigration Statistics estimates the legal permanent resident (LPR)...

CRS Examines DHS Programs Targeting Criminal Aliens

The Congressional Research Services (CRS) turns its attention to programs targeting criminal aliens. Since 1986 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its predecessor agency have made the identification and deportation of serious criminal aliens a priority. Despite the significant growth in programs targeting criminal aliens since 2005, enumerating the...