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  • Members Urged to Take Action on Border Security Tackle Crime
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    Border Wall Security

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security convened a hearing on U.S. border security and President Trump’s proposed border wall. Witnesses included a woman…

  • Senate Hearing Examines Effects of H2B Visa Program
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    Temporary Foreign Workers Program

    Trade union leaders, immigration policy experts and economists testified at a hearing on the impact of the H-2B Temporary Foreign Worker Program on the labor market. The H-2B visa program…

  • Panel Explores Economic Effects of Immigration Reform
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    Cost of Immigration and Border Security

    Panelists talked about the costs of immigration reform on the long- and short-term federal budget and the wider impact on the economy. At the time of the program, Congress was working on…

  • Immigration Policy Enforcement
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    Immigration Policy, Enforcement

    Witnesses testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration reform.*Among the topics they addressed were border security, law enforcement operations,…

  • Immigration and the Economy
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    Immigration and the Economy

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY), NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch and others testified in support of immigration reform, urging lawmakers to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented…

  • US Immigration Policy
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    U.S. Immigration Policy

    Steven Camarota talked about the Obama administration’s recent interest in reforming immigration policy. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

  • Impact of Immigration on Health Care Reform
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    Impact of Immigration on Health Care Reform

    Participants spoke about the links between immigration policy and health care reform. They noted that a high proportion of immigrants, both legal and illegal, were among the ranks of the uninsured, and…

  • Illegal Immigration and African American Workers
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    Illegal Immigration and African American Workers

    The commission heard testimony about the impact of illegal immigration on the wages and job opportunities of African American workers. Topics included statistics of illegal immigration and…

  • Citizenship for Alien Minors
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    Citizenship for Alien Minors

    Guests talked about the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act) of 2007, on which the Senate was expected to hold a cloture vote to a motion to proceed to the…

  • Immigration Projections
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    Immigration Projections

    Center for Immigration Studies released a report on immigration. Their projections showed that current levels of legal and illegal immigration would add more than 100 million people to the…

  • Fiscal Impact of Border Security  Immigration Reform
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    Fiscal Impact of Border Security & Immigration Reform

    The Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to review the impact of current and proposed border security and immigration policies on the costs and administration of certain entitlement…

  • Guest Worker Program
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    Guest Worker Program

    Steven Camarota, research director for the Center for Immigration Studies, talked about his new report which suggested that there were workers in the U.S. labor force available to assume…

  • Immigration and the Labor Market
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    Immigration and the Labor Market

    The Center for Immigration Studies held a forum on immigration and its effects on the labor market. Among the topics addressed were legislative proposals for immigration reform before the…

  • Apportionment of Elected Representatives
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    Apportionment of Elected Representatives

    A hearing was held on apportionment and citizenship, titled “Counting the Vote: Should Only U.S. Citizens Be Included in Apportioning Our Elected Representatives?” The committee first heard…

  • Immigration and the US Economy
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    Immigration and the U.S. Economy

    Witnesses testified about U.S. immigration policy and its impact on the American economy and American workers. They talked about a number of issues including competition and the status of the American labor…

  • Immigration and National Security
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    Immigration and National Security

    Two reports from the Center for Immigration Studies about efforts to prevent further attacks on American soil were released on August 30, 2005. A panel, including the authors of the papers, discussed such topics as…

  • Costs of Illegal Immigration
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    Costs of Illegal Immigration

    Panelists discussed the issue of immigration and its costs and benefits for the federal government. Mr. Krikorian spoke about the need to study the cost of any potential amnesty for illegal immigrants. He also analyzed the stance of both Pres. Bush and Sen. Kerry on immigration and…

  • Illegal Immigration
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    Illegal Immigration

    The panelists talked about illegal immigration into California. Mr. Hanson, the author of Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, focused on the creation of “an alternate legal universe” in…

  • Views on Immigration
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    Views on Immigration

    Participants talked about a survey of public opinion on immigration. The survey focused on both public opinion and elite opinion in an effort to explain attitudes about illegal immigration…

  • Immigration Statistics
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    Immigration Statistics

    Panelists talked about the characteristics of the immigrant population which was estimated to be approximately 33 million legal and illegal immigrants. Among the issues they addressed were…

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