Entries by Federation for American Immigration Reform

IMMIGRATION RELATED VIDEOS: ‘I live with the cartels’

FAIR on the Front Lines: Immigration-Related Videos In February 2024, FAIR headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to analyze the impact of the Biden Border Crisis. The area around Eagle Pass and Del Rio, Texas has seen some of the highest levels of illegal immigration in recent months, as nationwide border encounters soared to a record 370,925 in December. That […]

Exposè: The Truth About How Biden Policies Triggered Mass Movement from Venezuela

FAIR just released a groundbreaking report that shows all Americans the direct causes of the astounding 7,300 percent spike in illegal immigration from Venezuela. Before President Biden took office (in FY20), only 4,520 Venezuelan nationals were encountered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the border. By last year, it exploded to 334,914. è […]

House Committee Releases Articles of Impeachment Against Secretary Mayorkas; Vote Scheduled Tuesday 1/30/24

UPDATE: Marjorie Taylor Greene: "Secretary Mayorkas must be impeached for his failure to uphold his oath of office and for willfully breaking federal immigration laws." @RepMTG pic.twitter.com/LdtLk5qXMO — NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) January 30, 2024 This Tuesday, the House Homeland Security Committee is set to vote on articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. […]

How Biden’s Policies Triggered a 7,300% Increase in Illegal Immigration from Venezuela, Endangering U.S. Security

Washington, D.C. — A new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) examines the direct links between Biden administration policies and the astounding 7,300 percent spike in illegal immigration from Venezuela. In FY 2020, the last full year before President Biden took office, 4,520 Venezuelan nationals were encountered by U.S. Customs and Border […]

House Committee Concludes Mayorkas Investigation, Schedules Impeachment Hearings

Late last month, the House Homeland Security Committee released its fifth and final interim report in its five-phase investigation into Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The final installment focuses on Secretary Mayorkas’ misuse of taxpayer funds throughout the border crisis. Building on evidence compiled in the investigation, the Committee is set to begin impeachment […]

Senate Republicans Block Key Vote for Foreign Aid Package without Border Security

Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked consideration of President Biden’s foreign aid package because congressional Democrats refused to include meaningful provisions to secure our own borders.  Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) attempted to bring the package to the floor for a key procedural vote — a vote to proceed to debate, which requires a 60-vote threshold […]

FAIR Applauds Senate Republicans for Holding Firm and Demanding that National Security Starts at Home

Democrats’ Insistence on Open Borders Blocks Assistance to Allies Abroad December 6, 2023, Washington, D.C. — The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) commends Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans for insisting that national security begins at home and for demanding that Congress incorporate immigration policy changes as part of any aid package […]

Senate Democrats Demand Amnesty in Return for Tightening Asylum Laws and Border Security

With a foreign aid package scheduled to hit the Senate floor as early as this week, eleven Senate Democrats issued a joint statement to demand that any agreement to tighten U.S. asylum laws and improve border security also include an amnesty for illegal aliens.  The Democrats who signed the statement included Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chairman of the Senate […]

Administration Determined to Break All Records: 3.2 Million People Encountered Illegally Entering the U.S. in FY 2023

Final figures are in for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, and the totals are astonishing. In total, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recorded 3,201,144 encounters along the borders during the fiscal year that ended on September 30. That figure represents an increase of 434,625 over FY 2022 and a fivefold increase over FY 2020, the last […]

U.S. Senate Examines Terror Threat Resulting from Open Borders

Last Tuesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) held a hearing entitled, “Threats to the Homeland” where committee members pressed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the disastrous effects of his open-borders policies. In September, Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 came to a close, marking the highest border encounter numbers on record, with more than […]

Illegal Alien Border Apprehensions: What the Numbers Mean

1) The Big Picture: Record 3.2 million encounters in Fiscal Year 2023, up 16 percent since FY 2022. September 2023’s illegal alien border apprehension numbers are finally out, marking the end of Fiscal Year 2023. The picture they paint, is bleak, but also, given the lax security at the border, completely predictable. The total number of […]

Congress Squanders Opportunity to End Disaster at the Border, Supports Status Quo Instead

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding the failure of the House of Representatives to include meaningful border enforcement language in the Continuing Resolution: Washington, D.C., “During this spending battle, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives squandered a chance to address one of the nation’s […]

The Biden Administration’s Parole Abuse Amounts to a Parallel Immigration System

Every administration comes to office vowing to be the “most transparent in history,” only to be more opaque than the previous one. The Biden administration is certainly carrying on that tradition, nowhere more so than in providing information about its handling of immigration matters. From Day One, this administration has done its best to hide the […]

House Republicans Spending Package Includes Funding and Critical Reforms to End the Biden Border Crisis

Washington, D.C. The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), commending House Republicans for including needed reforms to end the Biden Border Crisis in a Continuing Resolution: “Over the weekend, House Republicans took the much-needed step of ensuring that our dangerously insecure borders are closed as part […]

New Labor Stats Show Foreign Workers Gaining Jobs While Native-Born Workers See Decline

The August 2023 Employment Situation survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) drew far more media attention than normal for a monthly economic publication, and for good reason. The survey shows that over 1.2 million native-born Americans lost jobs from July to August 2023. However, over the same period, nearly 700,000 new jobs went to foreign-born workers and […]