Immigration Issue Briefs
Interior Immigration Enforcement by the Numbers l March 13, 2014
Opinions on the extent to which the U.S. enforces immigration laws vary dramatically.
USCIS Updates E-Verify Accuracy Statistics l August 14, 2013
On July 18, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new E-Verify program evaluation from its external evaluator, Westat.
Entry-Exit Visa Tracking l July 26, 2013
Today, the U.S. cannot effectively track or verify whether temporary visitors leave the country before expiration of their visas.
Border Security Assets l July 26, 2013
The total number of border agents has more than doubled since 2002, and the extent of border fencing has more than quadrupled since 2005.
Major Visa Categories Changed by the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744) l June 20, 2013
The table includes current caps, new caps, and current annual flows for all of the major categories that S.744 would change.
U.S. Immigration Priorities in a Global Context l June 16, 2013
The U.S. led a 24-nation sample in family-based immigration, but ranked 19th in employment-based immigration.
How Does the Senate Immigration Proposal Compare to the 1986 Reform?
June 6, 2013
As Congress attempts to once again address our broken immigration system, stakeholders on all sides of the immigration reform debate have sought to compare current proposals to the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act.
June 3, 2013
In an effort to facilitate the ongoing immigration debate, the Bipartisan Policy Center compiled the following overview of phrases, terms and information that are commonly used when discussing immigration and immigration reform.
Border Security by the Numbers l May 24, 2013
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744, or the Gang of Eight bill) establishes a 90 percent “effectiveness rate” as a goal for each of the nine separate sectors along the southern border.
How Accurate is E-Verify? l May 16, 2013
When it comes to preventing unauthorized immigration, border security gets the most attention. Employment verification may be equally important.
E-Verify Brief History and Overview l May 16, 2013
E-Verify is a federal internet-based program that uses a variety of government databases to electronically confirm whether an employee is eligible to work legally in the United States.