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Immigration Fact Checks provide up-to-date information on the most current issues involving immigration today.

Questions and Answers about Driver's Licenses Now That Final REAL ID Regulations Have Been Issued

This fact sheet's questions and answers take an in-depth look at the provisions of the final REAL ID Act regulations that particularly affect immigrants.

Published On: Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | Download File

Talking Points: Oppose State and Local Proposals to Make Basic Pilot/E-Verify Mandatory

Talking points that cover the pitfalls of states and localities making Basic Pilot/E-Verify mandatory.

Published On: Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | Download File

Immigration Enforcement in the Wake of Immigration Reform

This paper describes some of the government's enforcement actions and a handful of government rules issued in 2007 affecting immigrant rights.

Published On: Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | Download File

Five Facts About Undocumented Workers in the United States

Includes information on immigrants' language acquisition, tax payments, and effects on U.S. workers and the U.S. labor market.

Published On: Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | Download File

Understanding the Role of Police Officers in Immigration Enforcement and the Memorandum of Agreement with DHS

This fact sheet covers the role of state and local police in enforcing federal immigration laws, including information Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs).

Published On: Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | Download File

Why States and Localities Should Not Require Employers to Participate in the Basic Pilot/E-Verify Program

The Basic Pilot/E-Verify electronic employment verification system is often portrayed as the magic bullet that would curb unauthorized employment.

Published On: Tue, Jan 15, 2008 | Download File

Facts About the Social Security "No-Match" Letter

Basic information about SSA No-Match Letters.

Published On: Thu, Jan 03, 2008 | Download File

Demographics: Low Skill Immigration

Answers the questions, How many low-skilled immigrant workers are in the U.S.?

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

Myths and Facts: Displacement of Workers & Downward Pressure on Wages

NUMBERS  Opponents of a more robust H-1B program declare that immigrant workers, particularly high skill workers, displace U.S. workers and drive down the wages of those workers.  In many areas of the country, however, businesses are encountering something quite different:  that there simply are not enough qualified, high skill U.S. workers to fill the needs of U.S. employers.  High skill foreign professionals are therefore essential in filling these needs and complementing the native born workforce.  Read more...

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

Pulling at the Thread: Anti-Immigrant Proposals Threaten Social Security Traditions

Proposals in Congress adversely target immigrants' retirement security in ways that would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to alter the current retirement benefits framework by significantly changing the way work history is credited to individuals.

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File