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

A House Divided:Why Americans of Faith are Concerned About Undocumented Immigrants

The immigration debate has become divisive and hate-filled to a degree that undermines Christian and civic values. Christians have a responsibility to bring our core values of love, mercy and justice back into the debate, to unite our communities, to bridge deepening divides, and to be a source of healing and reconciliation.

Published On: Wed, Nov 14, 2007 | Download File

Scriptural Passages About Migration

Scriptural Passages About Migration Compiled by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Published On: Wed, Nov 14, 2007 | Download File

Undocumented Immigrants as Taxpayers

As the debate over illegal immigration continues to rage, some pundits and policymakers are claiming that unauthorized immigrants do not pay taxes and rely heavily on government benefits.  Neither of these claims is borne out by the facts. Undocumented men have work force participation rates that are higher than other workers, and all undocumented immigrants are ineligible for most government services, but pay taxes as workers, consumers, and residents.

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Published On: Thu, Nov 01, 2007 | Download File

Too Costly for My Town: The Dollars and Cents of an Immigration Ordinance

A fact sheet that describes the costs associated with local anti-immigrant ordinances.

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

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