Reflecting on 100 Years of the Border Patrol
Parsing Immigration Policy
by Center for Immigration Studies
4d ago
Two former chiefs of the U.S. Border Patrol join Parsing Immigration Policy this week on the occasion of the agency’s 100th anniversary. Rodney Scott and Mark Morgan join host Mark Krikorian discuss how, despite a century of government policies that have often made it harder to secure the border, the Border Patrol has always remained committed to protecting America’s national security. Morgan emphasizes that “bad politics, the lack of political courage, strength, and will decade after decade has made the Border Patrol’s job more difficult…but yet somehow they still are able to succeed.” The B ..read more
Visit website
Political Change in Mexico: Implications for the U.S. Border Crisis
Parsing Immigration Policy
by Center for Immigration Studies
1w ago
In this week’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy, Christopher Landau, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, joins us to discuss the election of Claudia Sheinbaum as the new president of Mexico. Amb. Landau discusses the implications of Sheinbaum’s election for U.S. immigration policy and U.S.-Mexico relations. Landau describes Sheinbaum as the protege of the current president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (commonly known as AMLO), and anticipates that she will continue seeking cooperation with Washington. Given that most migrants attempting entry into the U.S. now originate from countries othe ..read more
Visit website
The ‘Bipartisan’ Border Bill: Codifying Biden’s Abuses
Parsing Immigration Policy
by Center for Immigration Studies
2w ago
The “bipartisan” border bill failed again last week in the Senate, with even its Republican co-sponsor voting against it. While it may now seem moot, it’s likely that the president and Democrats in Congress will spend the rest of the year pointing to Republican opposition to the bill as the reason for the continuing border crisis. For that reason, it’s worth examining again the provisions of the proposed legislation. Andrew Arthur, Resident Fellow in Law and Policy at the Center for Immigration Studies, joins this week’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy to do just that. Arthur discusses ..read more
Visit website
National Security Concerns Amid Rising Illegal Immigration
Parsing Immigration Policy
by Center for Immigration Studies
1M ago
In the latest episode of Parsing Immigration Policy, we delve into the security vulnerabilities concerning the historic and increasing number of Chinese nationals who are part of the record number of migrants crossing our country’s SW border. Our guest is Todd Bensman, the Center’s senior national security fellow who testifies today at a House Homeland Subcommittee hearing, “Security Risk: The Unprecedented Surge in Chinese Illegal Immigration.” Recent data reveals a spike in Chinese illegal immigration. In the past 35 months, more than 50,000 Chinese nationals have been apprehended by border ..read more
Visit website
New State Immigration Laws
Parsing Immigration Policy
by Center for Immigration Studies
1M ago
This year has seen important state-level legislation on immigration. The bills that have passed throughout the country tend to be those designed to deter illegal immigration and enhance enforcement of immigration law. As state legislative sessions wrap up around the country, two successful grassroots advocates join Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, to discuss immigration legislative accomplishments in their states – Georgia and Tennessee. D.A. King of the Dustin Inman Society and Joanne Bregman of Tennessee Eagle Forum highlight noteworthy new ..read more
Visit website
Panel: The How and Why of the Mayorkas Impeachment
Parsing Immigration Policy
by Center for Immigration Studies
1M ago
The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel to discuss the history and impact of the impeachment of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Should he have been impeached? Why was he impeached? What are the consequences of the U.S. Senate’s refusal to either hold a trial itself or to appoint an impeachment trial committee to take and consider evidence? The panel featured Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, who guided the impeachment resolution through the Committee and to ultimate passage by the House. The panel also included George Fish ..read more
Visit website
Chinese Organized Crime Takes Root in Vacationland
Parsing Immigration Policy
by Center for Immigration Studies
2M ago
This week’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy features Steve Robinson, editor-in-chief of the Maine Wire, a digital investigative news outlet, who joins our guest host, Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. The two experts discuss how Chinese criminal organizations have established illegal weed grows using trafficked labor of illegal aliens, and the effect on Maine communities. Robinson has been investigating this problem for months, since the existence of hundreds of rural Maine properties was revealed in a leaked federal law enforcement memo ..read more
Visit website
The State of Border Security: A Look from the Mexico Side
Parsing Immigration Policy
by Center for Immigration Studies
2M ago
In this week’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy, Todd Bensman, the Center’s senior national security fellow, joins us live from Juarez, Mexico. Bensman takes us into La Linea Cartel territory, where he is investigating the smuggling of dangerous criminals into the United States.  Reporting from the Mexican side of the border, opposite El Paso, Bensman offers a firsthand account of migrant activity from the area where just two weeks ago hundreds of migrants pushed past Texas law enforcement in a daring charge to reach the Border Patrol, which they know will quickly process and releas ..read more
Visit website
The Size and Growth of the Immigrant Population in the U.S.
Parsing Immigration Policy
by Center for Immigration Studies
2M ago
The starting point of any conversation about immigration should be the numbers. This week’s episode of the Center for Immigration Studies podcast highlights a recent report co-authored by Steven Camarota, the Center’s director of research, which examines the number and share of the foreign-born in the United States. The total foreign-born population, encompassing both legal and illegal immigrants, has soared to a record high of 51.4 million as of February 2024, marking a monumental increase of 6.4 million since President Biden assumed office. This increase has driven the foreign-born share to ..read more
Visit website
Is the New USCIS Fee Schedule Fair?
Parsing Immigration Policy
by Center for Immigration Studies
2M ago
In today’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy, Elizabeth Jacobs, the Center’s Director of Regulatory Affairs and Policy, does a deep dive into her recent analysis of the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fee schedule, set to take effect on April 1, 2024. Jacobs discusses how the 2024 fee rule is being leveraged to advance Biden's policy objectives, ignoring the requirement that USCIS fees should be commensurate with the costs of processing specific applications. As USCIS faces increased demands and backlogs, the implications of these fee adjustments extend beyond ..read more
Visit website

Follow Parsing Immigration Policy on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR