Entries by Federation for American Immigration Reform

February Border Encounters Show Illegal Immigration Isn’t Abating, It’s Just Being Rerouted

Washington, D.C. — The Biden administration’s new “border enforcement measures” have not succeeded in curbing record levels of illegal immigration, they’ve just rerouted much of the flow through legal ports of entry, charged the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, released Thursday, reveals that the total number of border […]

Cost Study: Illegal Immigration Now Costs American Taxpayers At Least $151 Billion a Year

Washington, D.C. — A new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that, as of 2022, American taxpayers shell out at least $151 billion each year to cover the cost of illegal immigration. Broken down, the data reveals that taxpayers pay $182 billion annually to provide services and benefits to illegal aliens and their […]

January Numbers Reveal that Biden’s Border Plan is One Big, Entirely Illegal Shell Game

Washington, D.C. — The following statement was released by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) regarding the deceptive January border data released tonight: “January’s border numbers do not represent a sharp decline in illegal immigration as the Biden Administration is claiming. Rather, the data demonstrates a transparent effort to mask […]

Border Coalition Calls on House Republicans to Deliver on their Commitment to Restore Order at the Border

February 7, 2023, Washington, D.C. — The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), along with the strongest-ever assembled coalition of immigration groups and leaders, today released a letter calling on the House Majority to immediately begin implementing the “Commitment to America” and, in particular, end the Biden Border Crisis. The letter states: February 7, 2023 Dear Members […]

House Judiciary’s First Hearing Highlights Border Crisis

Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held its first full hearing on immigration. The hearing, entitled Biden’s Border Crisis—Part I, highlighted the impacts of illegal immigration on the American people, from schools to health care, to public safety, to families who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses.  It highlighted how Border Patrol is being moved from […]

Speaker McCarthy, We’re Here to Help with Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. — The following statement was issued by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in response to the election of Kevin McCarthy of California as the 53rd Speaker of the House: “Over the past two years, we have all witnessed the devastating harm wrought by a rogue administration that is asserting near dictatorial […]

Omnibus Spending Bill Does Not Secure the Border, but Further Incentivizes and Enables Illegal Immigration

Washington, D.C. — The 117th Congress finally wrapped up business by approving a lame-duck, pork-laden $1.7 trillion spending bill – consisting of more than 4,000 pages that not a single member had the time to read and fully analyze – funding the federal government through the remainder of the fiscal year. Passage of the omnibus […]

National Exit Polling Shows that Securing the Border and Removing Illegal Aliens Are Top Immigration Priorities for Voters

Washington, D.C. — National exit polling of voters who participated in the midterm elections indicate that immigration was important to their vote. The polling also found that Congress has a clear mandate to secure our borders and ensure that immigration laws are enforced. By a wide margin, 62 percent to 32 percent, voters favor strong […]

Border Numbers Worsened in October, Including Historic Number of ‘Known Gotaways’

Washington, D.C. — Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 210,000 illegal aliens at the southern border last month, according to preliminary numbers obtained by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The numbers, first reported by The Washington Times, show yet another rise in the level of chaos triggered by Biden administration policies. The numbers obtained by […]

Biden’s Belated Border Numbers Tell a Terrifying Tale

Late on Friday October 21, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) finally released the September numbers for illegal aliens encountered at the Southwest Border: 227,547, an all-time high for any September on record. The numbers themselves make it clear why the Biden administration is so keen on keeping them out of the press and away from public view. […]

Analysis: 5.5 Million Illegal Aliens Have Crossed our Borders Since Biden Took Office—How is Secretary Mayorkas Still Employed?

Washington, D.C. — The Federation for American Immigration Reform issued the following statement, as well as a deeper dive into FY 2022 border numbers, based on data quietly released late Friday night by the Biden administration: “In typical fashion, the Biden administration attempted to conceal the reality of a historic crisis they created by releasing […]

Biden Administration’s Attempt to Loosen Document Verification Would Clear the Path for Fraud and Unlawful Employment

Washington, D.C. — Today the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) submitted a public comment in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that seeks to significantly alter the physical document examination requirements associated with employment eligibility verification (Form I-9). During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) instituted temporary flexibilities and waived the physical examination of employment […]

Appeals Court Ruling Sends a Clear Message that Presidents Cannot Nullify Immigration Law through Executive Action

Washington, D.C. – The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to Wednesday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit declaring the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to be unlawful: “Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit correctly upheld a […]

New GOP bills attack the raging border crisis while Biden sits on his hands

While President Joe Biden continues to ignore and even encourage the raging crisis on the southern border, some principled lawmakers in Washington continue to valiantly fight what has been an uphill battle. Four Republicans from four different states have recently introduced legislation to attack different aspects of the crisis. These are the true “root causes” […]

Biden Immigration Polices Impose Crushing Burden on Already-Strained Schools

$78 Billion Annual Cost for Limited-English Proficient Students Revealed in New Report by FAIR Washington, D.C. — A new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that one in ten students in our nation’s public schools are considered Limited English Proficient (LEP), requiring an annual expenditure of $78 billion to provide remedial English […]