Entries by Federation for American Immigration Reform

May Apprehension Numbers Leave No Doubt That Border Chaos is the Biden-Harris Policy

DHS Secretary Mayorkas Has to Go. Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revealed that immigration authorities apprehended 180,034 illegal aliens at the southern border in May—marking the fifth consecutive month of increased illegal immigration and the highest monthly total since President Biden took office. “What we are witnessing is an unprecedented […]

FAIR Urges the Department of Labor to Protect the Jobs and Wages of American Workers

Washington, D.C. – The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has submitted public comments to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), urging the agency to raise the wage rates employers are required to pay foreign workers and implement worker-protection rules that were promulgated under the Trump administration. The January 2021 rule, which was delayed after […]

The Biden Border Crisis is Restricting Resources for U.S. Citizens and Legal Immigrants

Washington, D.C. – The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) submitted a public comment to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recommending policy changes to deter illegal immigration and fraud in the legal immigration system, which unsustainably strains and diverts agency resources away from lawful immigration programs and legitimate immigrant and nonimmigrant applicants. Last month, DHS requested input […]

Analysis of the Biden-Harris Immigration Plan Reveals Very BIG Numbers

WASHINGTON, D.C. /PRNewswire/ — The Biden-Harris campaign has issued a detailed plan for how they would carry out immigration policy if elected in November. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has analyzed the Biden-Harris policy proposals in order to project the real-world consequences they impose on Americans. The report investigates how these policies might […]

PODCAST: Non-Citizen Voter Fraud

Non-citizen voting is rampant across the country and little has been done to address this issue. Learn more about this illegal and reckless practice by checking out the latest Understanding Immigration podcast episode. FAIR’s Spencer Raley, Preston Huennekens, and Matthew Tragesser discuss the issue of non-citizen voter fraud.  EDITORS NOTE: This FAIR podcast is republished with permission. ©All […]

FAIR Launches Major Digital Campaign Calling on Companies to Reinvest in U.S. Workers

UPDATE: Due to the rapid economic changes resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic, this campaign has been modified to call on American companies to hire and rehire American workers after the crisis has passed. With so many American citizens now facing layoffs and unemployment, this is no time for companies to be hiring foreign workers. […]

VIDEOS: Stolen Lives — Victims of Illegal Alien Crime

The idea that illegal immigration is a victimless crime has been promoted by open borders activists, special interest groups, and the media elite. Tragically, there is a growing number of American mothers and fathers who will never see their children again.   A growing number of Americans who have lost their loved ones speak for them […]

Fears That Citizenship Question Would Lower Response Rates Fizzle Out

One of the primary arguments made by those opposed to including a citizenship question on the 2020 census was that doing so would deter Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and other immigrants from participating. Preliminary results from the 2019 Census Test conducted this summer actually show it would have little impact on response rates. “The major finding of the test […]

“Protecting” Illegal Aliens Isn’t Neighborly or Virtuous: It’s a Crime

You could hardly have missed it.  It was all over the media in the past few days, and seemingly painted more as a human-interest story than one about people flagrantly violating the law: “Nashville neighbors stop ICE agents from nabbing father and son by linking arms in driveway”; “ICE agents back down after neighbors, activists link arms […]

The Democrats’ Positions on Immigration Are Starting to Worry a Lot of Democrats

The death of the so-called Gang of Eight bill in the House of Representatives in 2014 marks the point at which the Democratic establishment dropped any pretense of support for immigration enforcement. The last week in June 2019 will almost certainly mark the point at which the party’s leaders declared not only their unconcealed hostility […]

Big Business and Big Labor Push Illegal-Alien Drivers’ Licenses in New York

By David Jaroslav Powerful special interests are joining forces with like-minded politicians to push drivers’ licenses for illegal aliens in the Empire State, even though polls consistently show most New Yorkers are opposed. On May 29, the Business Council of New York State, which represents many of the state’s biggest businesses, publicly endorsed Senate Bill (SB) 1747, […]

In Fact, Neither France Nor The U.S. Belong To Illegal Aliens

It appears that illegal aliens in France (known as “les sans-papiers,” which translates to “the ones without papers”) have begun imitating the tactics used by illegal aliens in the United States. A few days ago, roughly 500 sans-papiers invaded Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport to protest France’s immigration policies. According to the New York Post, “The migrants reportedly refused to let […]

RAISE Act Reintroduced By Jennifer G. Hickey

On Wednesday, Sen. Tom Cotton, (R-AR) joined with fellow Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Josh Hawley of Missouri to reintroduce the “Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act,” dubbed the RAISE Act. The bill, which was first introduced in 2017, would replace the existing employment visa framework with one that serves the national interest. […]

Epic Excuse-Making Follows Near-Fatal Police Shooting By Criminal Alien

When Napa County Sheriff’s Deputy Riley Jarecki initiated a routine traffic stop earlier this month, she probably did not consider that the refusal of California officials to comply with federal immigration authorities had put her in the direct path of a habitual illegal alien criminal with drug and mental health issues. But that is what […]

Fact Sheet: National Emergencies, Military Construction Authority and the Border Barrier

It is not clear whether President Trump plans to declare a national emergency in order to build a physical barrier along our border with Mexico, in order to protect Americans from illegal aliens, drug traffickers, gun runners, human smugglers and other assorted criminal border jumpers. The mainstream media has repeatedly asserted that the president does […]