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  • Foreign Students and National Security
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    Foreign Students and National Security

    The Center for Immigration Studies, a non-profit research organization in Washington, D.C., hosted a discussion examining the potential national security challenges posed by foreign student…

  • Senator Tom Cotton Discussion on Immigration Policy
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    Senator Tom Cotton on Immigration

    Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) discussed immigration and national security issues.

  • Immigration and Citizenship
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    Immigration and Citizenship

    Frank Cissna talked about some of the challenges he faces as head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Homeland Security Department. Some of those challenges include the…

  • ICE Acting Director Tom Homan on Immigration Policy
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    ICE Acting Director Tom Homan on Immigration Policy

    Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), spoke at a forum on his agency’s mission to enforce immigration laws. He discussed a range of issues including…

  • Immigration Court Cases Backlog
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    Immigration Court Cases Backlog

    James McHenry, the director of the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, talked about the agency’s mission and what it is doing to address the backlog of cases in…

  • Panelists Discuss the Immigration Court Cases Backlog
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    Immigration Court Backlog

    Panelists talked about the current backlog of immigration cases waiting to be resolved. Former immigration judge Andrew Arthur discussed his paper, “The Massive Increase in the Immigration Court…

  • emOpen Immigration Yea and Nayem
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    Open Immigration: Yea and Nay

    Alex Nowrasteh and Mark Krikorian debated whether U.S. immigration policy should be more open or less open. Commentary by George Will, Andrew McCarthy, Michael Barone, and John Fonte provided competing views on…

  • Immigration and Undocumented Workers in Lynn Massachusetts
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    Immigration and Undocumented Workers in Lynn, Massachusetts

    Speakers talked about the city of Lynn, Massachusetts, and its experiences with high levels of immigration, including its effects on crime, municipal services, state and local budgets, the school…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • emUnguarded Gatesem
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    Unguarded Gates

    Mr. Graham talked about his book, Unguarded Gates: A History of America’s Immigration Crisis, published by Rowman and Littlefield. In the book, the author examines American immigration…

  • Immigrant Worker Verification Programs
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    Immigrant Worker Verification Programs

    Panelists talked about immigration reform proposals, enforcement of law precluding the employment of illegal aliens, and measures to provide employers tools to adequately verify the status…

  • 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…

  • Riots in France
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    Riots in France

    Immigration analysts talked about recent riots in France involving a large Arabic and Muslim population in several major cities. Among the topics they addressed were the lessons learned…

  • 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…

  • USCanada Border Issues
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    U.S.-Canada Border Issues

    Mr. Kirkorian and Mr. Collacott spoke about the U.S.-Canada border, security concerns, and the threat posed by terrorist organizations. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

  • 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 Policy Issues
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    Immigration Policy Issues

    The panelists talked about the visa applications of the September 11 terrorists, and the visa application process. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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