Immigration Task Force

About the Task Force

Immigration reform is at the top of the congressional and presidential agendas. The economic, national security, and human rights impacts of the nation’s immigration system mandate reform informed by objective, data-driven, empirical research and analysis.

6 Key Questions on Ebola Screening and Immigration

With the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, and the first death by Ebola in the United States, many are asking how the U.S. government screens incoming foreign visitors for health purposes.

New immigration enforcement data: for the first time in history, most border crossers are not Mexican

On Wednesday, October 1, the Office of Immigration Statistics released its annual report on immigration enforcement actions, which is part of the larger Yearbook of Immigration Statistics. The report presents summary statistics on the number of foreigners apprehended, detained, and removed from the country in the previous fiscal year.

Children and the Crisis at the Border

BPC's Immigration Task Force hosted a discussion on the current child immigration crisis at our nation’s southern border.


America’s Demographic Edge

Developed countries like the United States are aging rapidly, and many face population stagnation or decline. This “demographic transition” leaves fewer workers to power the economy and pay into social programs, even as the number of elderly retirees increases. Immigrants make the U.S. population younger and sustain healthy population growth, giving the United States a demographic and economic advantage. Over the coming decades, the United States is projected to have faster population growth and slower aging than other developed countries. Without immigrants, the United States would lose this demographic edge. When immigrant contributions to population growth are removed, the U.S. population is projected to stop growing in the 2040s.

American population with and without immigration