FAIR Essentials




Why Should You Care About Immigration? | 2015
Immigration has significant impact on education, jobs, poverty, healthcare, taxes, wages and the environment.

Immigration Priorities for the 2017 Presidential Transition
Immigration Priorities for the 2017 Presidential Transition We will not succeed in controlling our borders until elected officials realize that immigration policies must align with America's national interests. Given the series of debacles that have shaken confidence in Washington's ability to act in the public interest, it is imperative that the incoming presidential administration addresses immigration reform from the perspective of its true constituents: the American people.

The Role of State and Local Governments in Immigration Enforcement
The Role of State and Local Governments in Immigration Enforcement As the American dream becomes increasingly elusive for U.S. citizens, state and local lawmakers have a decision to make. They can stand back and watch as America's immigration system is systematically undermined by non-enforcement policies and special interests, or they can stand up and look for solutions to help maintain the rule of law and institute policies that guarantee fairness and opportunity for all Americans.

How to Win the Immigration Debate (2015)
How to Win the Immigration Debate (2015) At a time when the negative consequences of our "broken" immigration system are clearly evident, this guide is a practical tool for engaging in the complex and at times controversial immigration debate.

President Obama's Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement
President Obama's Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement The Obama administration’s strategy is to count on the fact that the public and the media will not take notice of each individual and incremental step they are taking to undermine immigration enforcement and grant de facto amnesty to as many illegal aliens as possible. This report exposes the strategy and the policy objectives behind it.

The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers (2013)
The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers (2013) Illegal immigration costs federal and local taxpayers $113 billion a year. That is an average cost to native-headed households of $1,117 a year. This pioneering study, revised for 2013 brings together data and estimates of the fiscal cost resulting from federal, state and local expenditures on illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children. Separate estimates are available for each state.

A Guide to Understanding the Tactics of the Southern Poverty Law Center in the Immigration Debate
A Guide to Understanding the Tactics of the Southern Poverty Law Center in the Immigration Debate The debate about U.S. immigration policy is a difficult and often emotional one. In recent years, a new component has been added. Shifting focus away from a debate based on the merits of various policy options, some of those advocating higher levels of immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens have resorted to attacking and impugning the motives of their opponents.

Immigration Lobbying: A Window Into the World of Special Interests (2008)
Immigration Lobbying: A Window Into the World of Special Interests (2008) Immigration policy consistently ranks near the top of the list of issues that concern Americans. Polls show that most Americans do not believe that our nation's immigration policies serve the public interest and believe that these policies need to be overhauled, and that laws against illegal immigration need to be enforced. Given the intense public concern about immigration policy, it is not surprising that the issue has been the subject of numerous high profile pieces of congressional legislation in recent years. And, where there is congressional legislation, there are inevitably lobbyists trying to shape the content and influence the outcome.