• SCIENTISTSReports: Russian Physicists Being Denied Entry to U.S.

    By Daniil Sotnikov

    After Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the US government attempted to make it easier for Russian scientists to enter the United States. But there are reports that it has actually become more difficult.

  • MIGRATIONNumber of Foreign-Born People Hits Record in U.S., Despite Slow Population Growth

    By Dora Mekouar

    The number of foreign-born people in the United States rose more than 15% from 2010 to 2022, to just more than 46 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s more foreign-born people — those who were not U.S. citizens at birth — than ever before, despite slow population growth.

  • MIGRATIONBiden’s Immigration Order Won’t Fix Problems Quickly – 4 Things to Know About What’s Changing

    By Jean Lantz Reisz

    Biden’s executive order prevents everyone who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border without a visa, and not passing through an official port of entry, from seeking asylum. It goes into effect when the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each day exceeds an average of 2,500. Effectively, this is a ban on asylum.

  • BORDER SECURITYBiden’s Unlawful Border Executive Order Is Bad Policy

    By David J. Bier

    President Biden should not be ignoring US laws. He should not be seeking to stop people from coming to the United States. Instead, he should be working to let them enter this country legally and orderly so they can contribute to it. America is a great country, and people want to join it. That’s a good thing. We should let them do so legally.

  • BORDER SECURITYFact Check: Coast Guard Continues to Interdict, Repatriate Illegal Entry at Sea

    By Bethany Blankley, The Center Square

    Coast Guard continues to interdict, repatriate illegal entry at sea. Critics claimed that the Coast Gard has been instructed to adopt a hands-off policy toward illegal migrants from Haiti.

  • MIGRATIONEurope’s Migration Dilemma

    By Kali Robinson and Diana Roy

    Hundreds of thousands of migrants made the dangerous journey to Europe in 2023, fleeing war, poverty, and natural disasters. The increase in arrivals has fueled support for far-right political parties.

  • IMMIGRATIONACT OF 1924A Century Ago, Anti-Immigrant Backlash Almost Closed America’s Doors

    By Matthew Smith

    Torn between “the American dream” and fears of an ungovernable “melting pot,” Americans have always viewed immigrants ambivalently. In 1924, as is true today, many citizens thought in terms of “good” immigration versus “bad” immigration. The Immigration Act of 1924 dramatically reduced immigration from eastern and southern Europe and practically barred it from Asia.

  • BORDER SECURITYLack of Operational Control at Northern Border Poses National Security Threats

    By Bethany Blankley, The Center Square

    The northern border largely has been unmanned and understaffed for decades as federal reports issue conflicting conclusions about how much, or how little, operational control exists. All this while a greatest number of terrorist watch list individuals being apprehended at northern border.

  • BORDER SECURITYTerrorist Watch List Apprehensions at Northern Border Continue to Break Records

    By Bethany Blankley, The Center Square

    The number of known or suspected terrorists (KSTs) apprehended at the northern border in the first six months of fiscal 2024 continue to outpace those apprehended at the southwest border.

  • IMMIGRATIONChina Resumes Cooperating with U.S. on Illegal Migration

    By Wenhao Ma, Adrianna Zhang, and Mo Yu

    China has quietly resumed cooperation with the United States on the repatriation of Chinese migrants illegally stranded in the U.S. The U.S.-China repatriation cooperation resumes amid the influx of Chinese migrants across the southern border of the United States.

  • IMMIGRATIONTrump Promises to Deport All Undocumented Immigrants, Resurrecting a 1950s Strategy − but It Didn’t Work Then and Is Less Likely to Do So Now

    By Katrina Burgess

    Donald Trump said he would follow “the Eisenhower model”  but on a much larger scale — referring to the 1954 “Operation Wetback” which aimed to deport hundreds of thousands of Mexicans. As an immigration scholar, I find Trump’s proposal to be both disturbing and misleading. Besides playing to unfounded and dehumanizing fears of an immigrant invasion, it misrepresents the context and impact of Eisenhower’s policy while ignoring the vastly changed landscape of U.S. immigration today.

  • IMMIGRATIONThe Manufactured Crisis of Migrant Terrorists at the Border

    By Alex Nowrasteh

    Politicians and pundits have given rise to a flood of rhetoric about terrorists exploiting border chaos to harm Americans. But exaggerated threats of terrorists crossing the southern border lead to costly, disproportionate policy decisions.

  • BORDER SECURITYAs Texas' Border Security Efforts Succeed, California is ‘New Epicenter' of Crisis

    By Bethany Blankley, The Center Square

    With the success of Texas’ border security mission Operation Lone Star pushing human trafficking efforts by Mexican cartels further west, southern California is “the new epicenter” of illegal immigration, officials say. California has greatest number of Chinese nationals illegally entering U.S.

  • IMMIGRATIONWhite House Says Plans to Address Causes of Migration Show Results

    By Aline Barros

    The White House’s strategy for curbing migration to the United States from Central America zeroes in on job creation, economic investment and support for human rights. Biden administration officials say is showing results, but analysts caution against unrealistic expectations.

  • IMMIGRATIONMore Than 1.7 Million Illegal Entries in First Six Months of Fiscal 2024

    By Bethany Blankley, The Center Square

    More than 1.7 million foreign nationals have illegally entered the U.S. in the first six months of fiscal 2024, the greatest number for this time period in U.S. history. The 1,733,496 who illegally entered in the first six months of the fiscal year outnumber the 1,547,866 who illegally entered in the first six months of fiscal 2023 by more than 185,000.