The Fiscal Cost of Resettling Refugees in the United States At present, the United Nations estimates that there are approximately 65.3 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes by conflict or persecution. Many of those people will seek refuge in the developed countries of the West, including the United States.
The European Union to Member States – We Now Control Your Borders In response to complaints filed by Hungary and Slovakia, the European Union’s (EU) highest court, recently held that EU member states are legally obligated to admit tens of thousands of migrants seeking refugee status. Americans who are concerned about preserving U.S. sovereignty – in particular our ability to control our own borders – should be alarmed by this decision.
Foreign students The student visa program gives university students from foreign countries the opportunity to study in the United States so that they will be better able to contribute to the development of their countries when they return. But, in practice, many foreign students hope to remain in the U.S. and obtain employment with an American company.
Merit-Based Immigration Systems With the election of President Donald J. Trump, immigration has finally been brought to the forefront of our national political debate. The Trump administration has acknowledged the significant economic and national security consequences of uncontrolled mass migration. In response, members of Congress have begun proposing legislative frameworks to revamp our immigration system and make it work for the American people.