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

Immigration Law Enforcement by State and Local Police

Across the country, states and localities are grappling with the problem of illegal immigration, and scores of communities are considering the role their police department might play in helping the federal government enforce immigration laws.

Published On: Wed, Aug 01, 2007 | Download File

Famous Naturalized U.S. Citizens

A list of famous people who have chosen to become U.S. citizens.

Published On: Sat, Jun 30, 2007 | Download File

Inaccuracies in CIS Report on Immigrant Workers in Georgia

A report released on June 20, 2007, by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) argues that the increase in the number of less-educated immigrant workers in Georgia between 2000 and 2006 causedemployment levels among less-educated natives to decline. However, there is no evidence of a direct, negative relationship between employment levels for immigrants and natives in Georgia.

Published On: Fri, Jun 22, 2007 | Download File

Temporary Visas and Wage Pressure

The debate over how many immigrants should be permitted to enter the country each year under a new temporary worker program is clouded by a common misconception: that the greater the number of temporary workers admitted, the greater the downward pressure on the wages of native-born workers. However, this assumption is not supported by the facts.

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Published On: Tue, Jun 05, 2007 | Download File

Immigrants and the U.S. Health Care System

Health care expenditures in the U.S. are lower for immigrants than for native-born residents and immigrants use less health care services overall than citizens.

Published On: Mon, Jan 01, 2007 | Download File

Immigration Enforcement: What Has Been Tried? What Has Been The Result?

Immigration enforcement efforts over the last 20 years and its results.

Published On: Fri, Dec 01, 2006 | Download File

Facts About Immigrants' Low Use of Health Services and Public Benefits

Low-income immigrants are less likely to receive public benefits than are low income U.S. citizens.

Published On: Fri, Sep 01, 2006 | Download File

Broken Levees, Broken Promises: New Orleans

Covers the exploitation of migrant workers doing backbreaking and dangerous clean-up work in New Orleans.

Published On: Wed, Aug 23, 2006 | Download File

Detaining America's Immigrants: Is this the best solution?

Policy Debate: Our government detains over 230,000 people a year – more than triple the number of people in detention just nine years ago.  The annual cost to the government is $1.2 billion.

Published On: Tue, Aug 01, 2006 | Download File

Building the Wall: Will We Be Better Off?

Information on the costs and effectiveness of border militarization and its impact on local communities.

Published On: Tue, Aug 01, 2006 | Download File