Selling America Short: The Failure of the EB-5 Visa Program (2012) The Employment Based 5th Preference (EB-5) Visa, also known as the Immigrant Investor Program, was established by Congress in 1990 to grant foreign nationals legal permanent residency (LPR) status for investing in the U.S. and creating jobs for at least two years (INA §203(b)(5)).
Recent Demographic Change in Arizona: Anatomy of Effective Immigration Reform Legislation (2012) Arizona policymakers have achieved notable success in their objective of deterring illegal immigration. Their achievements include a reduction in the illegal alien population and, as a consequence, a saving in related state and local expenditures. Census data and federal government estimates reveal a major shift in recent arrival and departure of aliens with related drops in low-income families, births, limited English speakers in school and in crime -- to name just a few of the changes.
Ten Years Later: We Will Not Forget (2011) FAIR's assessment of the nation's defense against terrorism 10 years after the 9/11 attacks identifies continuing loopholes that leave the nation vulnerable. A glaring example of this vulnerability is the continued lack of an entry-exit system that identifies whether foreigners have departed. The recent decision of the Obama administration to allow illegal aliens to remain in the country will perpetuate an environment favorable to terrorists.
Immigration, Population Growth and the Chesapeake Bay A catastrophe, in the making over the course of many decades, is threatening the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Right now, the Chesapeake Bay is at a tipping point. Its condition has deteriorated to the extent that the Bay may never recover from the damage already inflicted upon it by overpopulation and overdevelopment on its coastal areas and vital tributaries. Even worse, there appears to be no serious effort to end future growth in the watershed.
Refugee and Asylum Policy Reform (2010) Refugee and asylum law is overdue for reform. It has strayed far from its original and altruistic intent of offering protection to those who face a credible fear of persecution at the hands of their governments. The interest groups that have stretched and distorted these humanitarian programs are attempting to expand them further by increasing both the number of refugee and asylee admissions and creating new loopholes in the law. The reforms that are truly needed are ones that provide a more rational allocation of resources in support of refugees and the restoration of an asylum policy to provide protection for the small number of people who would qualify as refugees if they were abroad.
Census 2010: Who Represents Illegal Aliens? The interests of illegal aliens are not only represented in Congress, Mexico and other countries aggressively assert the right to represent their nationals illegally residing in the United States. Through the petition of Mexico, the International Court of Justice has asserted a right to weigh in on the rights of illegal immigrants in the United States.
The Environmentalist's Guide to a Sensible Immigration Policy (2010) Can you imagine discussing the U.S. trade deficit without mentioning China? Or analyzing the looming Social Security crisis with no mention of retiring baby boomers? Well, that's what is happening when environmentalists discuss the problem of urban sprawl or efforts to reduce U.S. carbon emissions without mentioning immigration and its enormous impact on population growth.
English Learners and Immigration: A Case Study of Prince George's County, Maryland Prince George's County is an example of how Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students impact school spending, and how LEP students fair poorly in the struggle to attain basic levels of reading, mathematics, and science. The impact that a large influx of LEP students into a particular district has on native-born children is something that needs further study. Is the quality of American public school education suffering from the growing numbers of immigrant children who do not speak English? In Prince George's County, precious resources are being diverted away from the general student population and into LEP education. As the Prince George's County Board of Education cuts crucial programs and consolidates eight district schools, it is planning new "language immersion" centers.