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.
March 24, 2010 Publications & Resources
Census 2010: Who Represents Illegal Aliens?The interests of illegal aliens are not only represented in Congress, Mexico and other countries aggressively assert the right to represent their nationals illegally residing in the United States. Through the petition of Mexico, the International Court of Justice has asserted a right to weigh in on the rights of illegal immigrants in the United States.
February 10, 2010 Publications & Resources
The Environmentalist's Guide to a Sensible Immigration Policy (2010)Can you imagine discussing the U.S. trade deficit without mentioning China? Or analyzing the looming Social Security crisis with no mention of retiring baby boomers? Well, that's what is happening when environmentalists discuss the problem of urban sprawl or efforts to reduce U.S. carbon emissions without mentioning immigration and its enormous impact on population growth.
December 9, 2009 Publications & Resources
English Learners and Immigration: A Case Study of Prince George's County, MarylandPrince George's County is an example of how Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students impact school spending, and how LEP students fair poorly in the struggle to attain basic levels of reading, mathematics, and science. The impact that a large influx of LEP students into a particular district has on native-born children is something that needs further study. Is the quality of American public school education suffering from the growing numbers of immigrant children who do not speak English? In Prince George's County, precious resources are being diverted away from the general student population and into LEP education. As the Prince George's County Board of Education cuts crucial programs and consolidates eight district schools, it is planning new "language immersion" centers.
December 7, 2009 Publications & Resources
Paving the Road to AmnestyAs President Obama closes the books on his first year in office, his record, as opposed to his rhetoric, now defines his political agenda. During 2009, President Obama's record on immigration policy points to certain inescapable conclusions. The overriding objectives of this administration are to enact a massive amnesty for current illegal aliens and vastly expand future flows of immigration to the United States.
September 23, 2009 Publications & Resources
The Sinking Lifeboat: Uncontrolled Immigration and the U.S. Health Care System in 2009The impact of unchecked immigration on America's health care system is again receiving much attention. FAIR updates its 2004 publication with the current cost of uncompensated care for immigrants and illegal aliens, and the growing expense of Medicaid coverage for their U.S.-born children. Hospital closures and service and staff reductions continue at an alarming rate, and the ever-increasing burden on U.S. taxpayers has reached $10.5 billion annually. This report looks at how the situation has gotten so out of hand, and proposes solutions to remedy the current crisis.
July 16, 2009 Publications & Resources
Amnesty and JoblessnessWith the recent official unemployment rate of 10.2 percent, American workers are now facing the worst job market in 25 years. In fact, over the past 60 years, the unemployment rate has rarely been as high as it is today. Despite a difficult job market, President Obama and leaders in Congress are talking about passing so-called "comprehensive immigration reform" legislation. This legislation would give amnesty to 12 million or more illegal aliens, including an estimated 8.3 million illegal aliens who hold jobs they should never have had, and could include a proposed new guest-worker provision to import hundreds of thousands of additional foreign workers.
February 17, 2009 Publications & Resources