Center for Immigration Studies Blog


11/21/2017 03:12 PM
"Low-Skill Immigration: A Case for Restriction" Published in American Affairs

Last fall, I participated in a CIS panel entitled "Immigration and Less-Educated American Workers", alongside University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax and political scientist Charles Murray.

Patrick McHugh November 21, 2017 - 3:12pm Jason Richwine
11/21/2017 01:47 PM
Haitian TPS Ends, Eventually

On November 20, 2017, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced the end of temporary protected status (TPS) for Haiti, but with a caveat: It comes "with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019."

Patrick McHugh November 21, 2017 - 1:47pm
An outcome that won't make anyone happy
Andrew R. Arthur
11/21/2017 10:38 AM
On the Responsibilities of Nations to Accept Their Citizens, and the Public's Right to Know When They Don't

Canada's immigration issues have been in the forefront of many Canadians' minds of late, particularly with their discovery that our shared, generally peaceful, but nonetheless porous border can work against them when aliens such as Haitians or Somalis start flowing northward from the United States and claiming asylum.

Patrick McHugh November 21, 2017 - 10:38am Dan Cadman
11/20/2017 11:03 AM
A Spate of Unethical Practices at the University of California from Former DHS Executives

A few days ago, the Daily Californian reported that two senior executives of the University of California (UC) resigned after getting caught having skewed a state auditor's survey of the UC system: "The executives who resigned were Seth Grossman, chief of staff to UC President Janet Napolitano, and Bernie Jones, Napolitano's deputy chief of staff."

Patrick McHugh November 20, 2017 - 11:03am Dan Cadman
11/20/2017 10:00 AM
Half of the Illegal Population Are Overstays?

In my last post, I briefly discussed a November 15, 2017, decision from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, The City of Philadelphia v. Sessions, which was brought in response to efforts by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to deny $1.6 million in funding to the city because of its refusal to fully cooperate with ICE.

Patrick McHugh November 20, 2017 - 10:00am
The State Department needs to do a better job
Andrew R. Arthur
11/20/2017 05:00 AM
Sanctuary Policies Finance Crime and Death, Here and Abroad

Probably the strongest argument against sanctuary cities, lax credible-fear standards for asylum, in-state tuition for illegal aliens, and paid counsel in removal proceedings is the fact that each of these programs encourages aliens (and especially women and families) to enter illegally, which usually requires that they put their lives in the hands of smugglers.

Patrick McHugh November 20, 2017 - 5:00am
The consequences of living in a bubble
Andrew R. Arthur
11/18/2017 05:00 AM
A Fool's Game: Trying to Frustrate Eminent Domain and Impede the Wall

Here's a curious thing: Cards Against Humanity purchased several acres of land proximate to the southern frontier and then proceeded to sell slivers of these acres to purchasers in an attempt to bollix up the federal government's attempt to erect a border wall.

Patrick McHugh November 18, 2017 - 5:00am Dan Cadman
11/17/2017 01:00 PM
Tom Homan Is the Right Person at the Right Time to Run ICE

On November 14, the administration announced President Trump's intention to nominate Tom Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to permanently head the organization.

Patrick McHugh November 17, 2017 - 1:00pm Dan Cadman
11/17/2017 12:31 PM
267 MS-13 Members Arrested in Operation Raging Bull

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced yesterday that it had completed an international operation to help dismantle the deadly immigrant gang MS-13. "Operation Raging Bull" took place from September to November and utilized ICE, Border Patrol, USCIS, Bureau of Prisons, and other domestic and international law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest members of MS-13.

Patrick McHugh November 17, 2017 - 12:31pm Preston Huennekens
11/17/2017 12:14 PM
Sex-Trafficking Smugglers Busted Through Federal-State Cooperation

Reality has proven once again that cooperation between federal, state, and local authorities, including immigration officers, makes communities safer and safeguards human dignity.

Patrick McHugh November 17, 2017 - 12:14pm Andrew R. Arthur