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Immigration Hot Topics and Policy Papers

15 Oct

2018

  • The Contributions of New Americans in Texas
    4,497,584 Texas residents were born abroad, the 2nd largest immigrant population in the country. This report explores the impact immigration has on Texas and the role of immigrants in the broader workforce.
  • Coalition letter on Rescission of the International Entrepreneur Rule
    A broad cross-section of business leaders, investors, and organizations that are dedicated to promoting American entrepreneurship to create new jobs and bring new technological and scientific advancement to the United States, wrote a letter to the President strongly encouraging the President to not move forward with “Rescission of the International Entrepreneur Rule,” which would upend the ability of talented immigrant entrepreneurs to launch new enterprises and employ American workers in communities all across the United States.
  • How private prison companies are influencing  immigration policy
    Private prisons partner will U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to detain immigrants in facilities across the country.
  • USCIS Performance Data on L-1B Petitions  USCIS statistics on Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker for Intracompany Transferee with Specialized Knowledge (L-1B) for FY2015-FY2018 (through 3/31/18), broken down by case status (received, approved, denied, or pending).

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  • CRS Report for Congress: Immigration: The Effects on Low-Skilled and High-Skilled Native-Born Workers (January 2009)
    Linda Levine. Congressional Research Service (CRS). An examination of how influxes of low- and/or high-skilled immigrants can affect employment levels and wages of native workers. [Update]
  • CRS Report for Congress: Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification
    Andorra Bruno. Congressional Research Service (CRS). A primer on the E-Verify program, and its benefits, drawbacks, and related policy considerations.
  • 2009 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Office of Immigration Statistics. Comprehensive facts and statistics on immigration.
  • State Department B-Visa Refusals, FY 2009
    U.S. Department of State. Adjusted refusal rates for B-Visas by country.
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