Publications & Resources
Immigration Publications from FAIR
FAIR releases regular publications on issues relevant to immigration reform in the United States. Click on the icon to download the recent publications and recommended reading in PDF format.
August 10, 2016 Publications & Resources
The Role of State and Local Governments in Immigration EnforcementAs 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.
August 13, 2015 Publications & Resources
Amnesty: Breaking the Social Security BankThose who advocate “comprehensive immigration reform” (i.e., amnesty for illegal aliens and massive increases in the annual admissions of legal immigrants and guest workers) avoid discussing the potential costs of granting amnesty to approximately 12 million illegal aliens.
October 20, 2014 Publications & Resources
Local Government Cooperation with Federal Immigration Enforcement EffortsThe responsibility of governments to their citizens includes the administration of justice — both to prevent crime and to punish lawbreakers. Americans are facing a new threat to their physical safety from international terrorism. Al Qaeda, which was responsible for the deaths of nearly 3,000 residents on September 11, 2001, remains avowedly committed to carrying out further crimes against Americans at home and abroad. The federal government has the responsibility for combating this threat, but its capability to do so depends on the cooperation of law enforcement agencies at all levels. Similarly, the capability of federal immigration authorities to stem immigration law violations and to apprehend and remove lawbreakers requires the cooperation of state and local law enforcement agencies.
August 26, 2014 Publications & Resources
Estimated Cost of K-12 Public Education for Unaccompanied Alien ChildrenSeptember is coming and so is the start of a new school year. This year, there will be almost 37,000 "unaccompanied" alien minors who will be enrolling in public school in the United States. These kids will require special Limited English Proficient (LEP) classes conducted in Spanish, or in other languages indigenous to Central America, as well as other taxpayer funded services, such as free and reduced school meals. Once again the costs of federal government’s failed immigration policies are borne at the local level, and the nation's public school system is where the costs are most visible.
February 27, 2014 Publications & Resources
The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on North Carolinians (2014)Illegal immigration cost North Carolina taxpayers more than $2 billion annually. That amounts to $578 annually for every North Carolina household headed by a native-born or naturalized U.S. citizen. The taxes paid by illegal aliens — estimated at less than $300 million per year — do not come close to paying for those outlays, and are not a true offset in any case. The burden on the state's taxpayers would not be alleviated by adoption of an amnesty, but could be compounded if it attracted a new surge of illegal immigration as did the amnesty in 1986.
January 30, 2014 Publications & Resources
Generation Jobless: The Unemployment Crisis of Millenials (2014)Facing chronic unemployment and underemployment, Millennials are confronted with a future that is anything but bright. Many Millennials are failing to establish stable careers while shouldering sizeable student loan debts. Those who do not graduate from college face a labor market in which there are few available jobs paying a living wage.
January 9, 2014 Publications & Resources
The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on Texans (2014)In 2013, illegal immigration cost Texas taxpayers about $12.1 billion annually. That amounts to more than $1,197 for every Texas household headed by a native-born or naturalized U.S. citizen. The taxes paid by illegal aliens — estimated at $1.27 billion per year — do not come close to paying for those outlays, but we include an estimate of revenue from sales taxes, property taxes, alcohol taxes, and cigarette taxes.
September 11, 2013 Publications & Resources
Real Immigration Enforcement & How S.744 Doesn’t Do the JobUnder S.744, most of the current illegal aliens would gain an early amnesty, while the American people would get promises of future enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. As with the 1986 legislation, S.744 fails to adopt—as a precondition to amnesty—a standard for measuring whether enforcement capabilities are in place to prevent a new influx of illegal aliens.
July 3, 2013 Publications & Resources