• IMMIGRATIONPolitical Division Prolongs the Immigration Crisis: Report

    The U.S. immigration system is slow and stymied by politics, but the border crisis represents an opportunity to address gaps in the American labor market, according to a new report.

  • ASYLUMHow Authorities Assess Asylum Seeker Credibility

    Credibility is a crucial factor when immigration authorities determine whether an asylum seeker is eligible to reside in Denmark or not. However, the assessment of an asylum applicant’s credibility takes place in such a complex and opaque procedure that an applicant’s rights can easily be suppressed.

  • MIGRANTSImmigrant Location Policies Can Be Done Right, but That Isn't Happening Right Now

    By Julia H. Kaufman and Shelly Culbertson

    Sudden influxes of migrants across the U.S. southwest border are not new, but they are also increasing. Immigration relocation policies are likely one of the best ways to address migrant surges if done in a more organized, humane, and thoughtful way instead of as political theater.

  • IMMIGRATIONNew Year Eve Violence Sparks Debate in Germany About Integration

    By Helen Whittle

    Attacks on police and emergency services during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in ethnically diverse urban areas across Germany have given rise to a new immigration debate.

  • BORDER SECURITYAdministration Unveils New Border Measures to Curb Unlawful Migration to U.S.

    By Aline Barros

    President Joe Biden announced Thursday measures to crack down on migrants seeking to enter the United States without authorization. The measures will make it easier for border authorities to quickly expel migrants who enter the U.S. between legal crossing points and revive country agreements where would-be asylum-seekers, who passed through a third country, must show they failed to receive protections there before asking for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • IMMIGRATIONAnalysts Don't Expect Significant Changes in Immigration Policy After the Midterms

    By Aline Barros

    Despite the record influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and a shortage of workers in the United States, experts believe immigration policy will remain unchanged after the midterm elections.

  • IMMIGRATION & CRIMEMisuse of Texas Data Understates Illegal Immigrant Criminality

    By Sean Kennedy, Jason Richwine, and Steven A. Camarota

    Activists and academics have been misusing data from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in studies when claiming that illegal immigrants have relatively low crime rates. These studies fail to appreciate the fact that it can take years for Texas to identify convicts, while they are in custody, as illegal immigrants. These studies thus misclassify as native-born a significant number of offenders who are later identified as illegal immigrants.

  • IMMIGRATIONBrazil’s Election and South America’s Looming Migration Woes

    By Gil Guerra

    The second round Brazil’s presidential election, to be held 30 October, might plunge the highly polarized country into a political chaos. One side-effect would be the mass migration of Brazilians fleeing instability, exacerbating the hectic state of migration at the U.S. southern border. Brazilian migrants will join the growing number of migrants from Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela in reshaping migration trends.

  • HUMAN TRAFFICKINGHuman Trafficking’s Newest Abuse: Forcing Victims into Cyberscamming

    By Cezary Podkul, with Cindy Liu

    Tens of thousands of people from across Asia have been coerced into defrauding people in America and around the world out of millions of dollars. Those who resist face beatings, food deprivation or worse.

  • ARGUMENT: BORDER SECURITYImporting Even More Crime

    The number of encounters with illegal immigrants recorded by the Border Patrol in FY2020 was 458,088. In FY22021, that number increased to about two million. The number of encounters with illegal immigrants who already had criminal records in FY2020 was 2,438. In FY2021, it rose to 10,763.

  • BORDER SECURITYUnaccompanied Child Imposters Identified in El Paso

    U.S. Border Patrol agents in the El Paso Sector recently identified ten adults posing as unaccompanied minors while in custody. So far in FY 2022, nearly 700 adult migrants were discovered to be posing as minors.

  • IMMIGRATIONSupreme Court: Biden Can Terminate “Remain in Mexico” Program

    By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    Almost a year after the Supreme Court allowed a federal judge in Texas to order the Biden administration to restart the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy, also known as the “Remain in Mexico program, the Supreme Court on Thursday, 30 June, ruled in the Biden administration’s favor, allowing President Biden to end MPP.

  • IMMIGRATIONMigration to the U.S. Is on the Rise Again – but It’s Unlikely to Be Fully Addressed During the Summit of the Americas, or Anytime Soon

    By Jack Maguire

    Migration in the Americas has dramatically increased over the past decade due to deteriorating political, economic and humanitarian conditions in several countries, particularly in Venezuela, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Haiti. High rates of crime, corruption, poverty, environmental degradation and violence all influence people’s decisions to migrate. The power of drug cartels, which can be embedded in government institutions like the police, also plays a key role in prompting migration.

  • Influence OperationsWhy Do the Russian and Chinese Governments Want Americans to Dislike Immigrants?

    By Michael Howard and Alex Nowrasteh

    The Internet Research Agency (IRA), the Kremlin’s propaganda and disinformation arm, employs fake social media accounts, media properties, memes, and bots to conduct what the Russians call “active measures” campaign to influence U.S. public opinion. The IRA’s goal is to intensify political opinions on every issue, and one of the IRA’s prime targets is to deepen nativist sentiments among Americans.

  • MigrationBiden Administration Struggling for Coherent Message on U.S.-Mexico Border: Critics

    By Rob Garver

    The president and his advisers have offered sometimes contradictory assessments of the seriousness of a surge of migrants overwhelming border officials, and have sent mixed messages to the migrants themselves about what would happen if they reached the United States.