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10/01/08 | Undocumented Immigration Stunts in Face of Economy

Washington, DC- A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center shows the number of undocumented immigrants coming to the United States did not increase between 2007 and 2008, and may have fallen by several hundred thousand. Researchers have found, again and again, that immigration slows in the face of a sluggish U.S. economy.

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09/14/08 | New CIS Report on Noncitizen Voters Looks for Problems Where None Exist

A new report released by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) highlights the issue of localities that permit noncitizens to vote in local elections.

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09/09/08 | Congressional Event Perpetuates Myth of Immigrant Criminality

Republican members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration regrettably perpetuated the persistent myth of immigrant criminality with their forum on "The Toll of Illegal Alien Criminals on American Families." Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Steve King (R-Iowa) spearheaded the conversation.

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09/08/08 | Bipartisan Immigration Bill Recaptures Unused Visas

This week, the House Judiciary Committee will mark-up H.R. 5882--a bipartisan bill which will allow for the critical recapturing of visas that have gone unused in past years due to bureaucratic delays and instead permit the visas be issued to family-based or employment-based legal immigrants.

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08/14/08 | Today's Newcomers Becoming New Americans

According to new U.S. Census Bureau projections, by 2042 American minorities will grow to become a majority, adding to the ethnic and racial diversity that has historically defined our country.While some fear that demographic shifts threaten American identity, research and experience has shown that today's immigrants integrate into American society just as generations of immigrants before them – they learn English, buy property, intermarry, become U.S. citizens, and otherwise weave into the fabric of this nation.

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08/10/08 | Experts' Comments Slam E-Verify Program

Final comments are due today on a rule that would make E-Verify mandatory for approximately 200,000 public and private federal government contractors and their 4 million employees.

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07/29/08 | New CIS Report Suggests Spend More, Say Nothing

A new report released by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) on Wednesday, July 30th, claims that stepped-up enforcement measures account for much of the recent decline in the undocumented immigrant population. The following is a statement by Angela Kelley, Director of the Immigration Policy Center.

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07/16/08 | New State-Level Research Debunks the Myth of Immigrant Criminality

Recent data from New Jersey and California which once again confirms what researchers have found repeatedly over the past 100 years: immigrants are less likely than the native-born to be in prison, and high rates of immigration are not associated with higher rates of crime.

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06/30/08 | IPC Statement on Heritage Foundation Voter Fraud Report

Lack of evidence is no obstacle for the Heritage Foundation, which on July 10 issued a rambling memorandum claiming that an unknowable yet large number of non-citizens are voting illegally and subverting the electoral process. Rigorous research has shown that voter fraud in the U.S. is almost non-existent and that most allegations of voter fraud by non-citizens stem from faulty records, partisan politics, and common-place error.

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06/30/08 | U.S. Economy Still Needs Highly Skilled Foreign Workers

Although the recent downturn of the U.S. economy has caused unemployment to rise in some industries, like construction, it has done little to dampen the perennially strong demand for skilled workers in high-tech companies, universities, and research institutes.

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