Immigration Issues

Immigration Issues

This section provides links to Immigration Briefs — short descriptions of issues — as well as to our publications that describe issues in depth. The Immigration Briefs provide links to related publications.

Illegal Immigration — How many, Costs, Crime, Public Health, Social Security, Employment, "Sanctuary," Temporary Protected Status, Attrition, Border control, Mexican government, Cubans, Anchor babies, Diluting citizen's representation.

Legal Immigration — How many, Legislative options, Naturalization, Chain migration, Dual nationality, Public charge exclusion, Entry paths (Family, Employer, Refugee, Asylum, Lottery).

National Security — 9/11 Attacks, Loopholes, Secure ID, Entry-Exit record, Policy recommendations, Visa waiver program, NAFTA Highway, North American union.

Labor and Economics — Job displacement, Labor market, Economy, Welfare, Wages in agriculture, Costs, Employer sanctions, Free trade agreements.

Guest Workers — Temporary visa types, High-tech, agricultural workers, unskilled, company transfers.

Population and Environment — Population growth, Sprawl, Traffic, Fresh water resources.

Societal Issues — Assimilation, Poverty, Schools, Hate Crimes, Hit-and-run, Brain drain, Revanchism and Aztlan, Non-citizen voting, Opinion polls.