Entries by Federation for American Immigration Reform

Citizens of Other Nations Being Used to Disenfranchise New Yorkers

Washington, D.C. — Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), issued the following statement in response to New York City Mayor Eric Adams allowing a bill to become law that would permit citizens of other nations – including some illegal aliens – to vote in citywide elections: “America was founded on […]

RISK ASSESSMENT: Biden’s Immigration Numbers Reveal Record Failures, Costs and Risks to Americans

“It became obvious soon after his election that President Biden was creating the greatest border crisis this country has ever seen, and the FY 2021 data from CBP confirms it.”  View Full PDF Version Introduction The Biden administration so far has been plagued with crisis after crisis. Record inflation, the self-inflicted disaster that was the […]

Noncitizens Will Determine Outcomes as New York City Gives Them the Right to Vote

December 10, 2021, Washington, D.C. — Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), issued the following statement after the New York City Council approved a bill to let noncitizens vote in citywide elections: “Two and a half centuries ago, our nation was founded on the principle that sovereign people should determine […]

Senate Confirms the Wrong Man at the Worst Possible Time for the Critical Job of Leading U.S. Customs and Border Protection

(December 7, 2021, Washington, D.C.) — Today the Senate confirmed Chris Magnus to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), one of the world’s largest law enforcement agencies. Magnus, who has a long-standing and well-documented antipathy for border and immigration enforcement, assumes the leadership of the very agency charged with keeping our borders secure amid an unprecedented […]

Spending Bill to Avert Government Shutdown Gives Billions for Afghan Resettlement, Ignores Border Crisis

On Thursday, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government at current levels until February 18, 2022. This prevented a feared government shutdown, something both parties aimed to avoid. However, it was not a “clean” continuing resolution, as it also included $7 billion for Afghan resettlement and zero dollars to address the […]

House Passes Largest Amnesty in American History, Eyes Are Now on the Senate to Reject It

The $1.75 trillion social spending package dubbed “Build Back Better” approved today in a nearly party-line vote is laden with costly provisions that primarily benefit narrow Democratic constituencies. None of the bill’s special interest giveaways will be more costly and more damaging long-term than the section that rewards millions of people who broke our immigration […]

New ICE Enforcement Priorities Endanger Public Safety

Biden Administration Gives Nearly All Illegal Aliens a Free Pass. The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding the release of new immigration enforcement priorities from the Secretary of Homeland Security:  “Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has once again eschewed the very mission of his […]

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 […]