Brookings Institute -- Neil G. Ruiz and Jill H. Wilson
To help inform the H-1B debate, we analyzed new data (received through a Freedom of Information Act request) showing which metropolitan areas received the most H-1B visa approvals in 2013.
The Washington Post -- Josh Hicks
The Obama administration in recent months has rolled out a new but little-known program that allows Central American immigrants who reside legally in the United States to bring family members to the country.
The new policy applies to children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who face harm from violence and other dangers. Admission is also possible for spouses and grandchildren of immigrants in some cases.
Palm Beach Post -- Tammy Fox-Isicoff
The U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report last week, critical of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ conduct relating to several EB-5 projects. Though the report was an investigation of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees’ complaints over Mayorkas’ involvement in the adjudication of several projects, findings in the report were critical of his overall management of the EB-5 program.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Press Release
Deming, New Mexico – Border Patrol Agents in Deming, New Mexico arrested a registered sex offender Tuesday with an extensive criminal history, capping a month of numerous sex offender arrests made throughout the El Paso Sector.
The Observer -- Jillian Jorgensen
President Barack Obama’s immigration reform executive order may be tied up in federal court—but that hasn’t stopped the New York City Council from getting ready to implement it, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito told the Observer.
Buzzfeed News -- David Noriega
Immigration lawyers pressured H&R Block, the tax preparation giant, to shut down a pilot program meant to help immigrants file forms with the government. The service would have put H&R block in direct competition with attorneys and legal groups dedicated to helping immigrants navigate federal laws.
South Texas College of Law professor Josh Blackman debunks the Justice Department's claim that Pres. Obama's unconstitutional amnesties were about boosting national security in an article published in the National Review. The Justice Department tried to argue before Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen last week that Obama's amnesties were an attempt to bring bring illegal aliens "out of the shadows" and that work permits and social security cards were used as an 'incentive' to sign up.
Christian Post -- Phyllis Schlafly
Seeing as the costs will come due only after Barack Obama has left the White House, I guess he doesn't care how high those costs are. But the costs are horrendous, as just added up by our country's foremost authority on such things, Robert Rector of The Heritage Foundation.
Data released by the Obama Administration show that the number of deportations in the first five months of fiscal year 2015 are nearly half of what they were in 2012 before Pres. Obama announced his executive amnesties. According to the data provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the rate of deportations is down 43% compared with three years ago.