Entries by Federation for American Immigration Reform

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 […]

Illegal Aliens Released Into the U.S. Under Biden Will Cost American Taxpayers an Additional $20.4 Billion Annually

Washington, D.C. — According to a new cost analysis by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), providing for the needs of illegal aliens who entered the country under President Biden adds an additional $20.4 billion annual burden on American taxpayers. This figure is in addition to the well over $140 billion a year cost burden […]

Why Are Lawmakers Trying to Fast-Track Citizenship for Afghans We Can’t Properly Vet?

Amid a full-blown border crisis that threatens national security and public health — for which the Biden administration is wholly responsible — a bipartisan group of lawmakers has decided this might be a good time to fast-track citizenship for around 76,000 Afghan nationals who were lucky enough to force their way onto the last planes out of Kabul a […]

Analysis: 4.9 Million Illegal Aliens Have Crossed U.S. Borders Since President Biden Took Office

The amount of fentanyl seized in July 2022 is equivalent to 469 million lethal doses. Washington, D.C. — The Federation for American Immigration Reform issued the following statement, as well as a deeper dive into the growing border crisis, based on data quietly released yesterday by the Biden administration: Earlier this month, President Biden took […]

Mass Immigration Won’t Stimulate Post-COVID Economic Recovery

Washington, D.C. — A new study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that calls to increase already record levels of immigration would only add to existing economic woes like decreased labor force participation and growing income disparities, while doing nothing to curb soaring inflation. Proposals currently being pushed by business groups like the […]

Supreme Court Greenlights the Continuation of Biden’s Border Crisis

(June 30, 2022, Washington, D.C.) — The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Biden administration’s improper termination of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, also known as “Remain in Mexico.” “When fully active under President Trump, MPP required many illegal border crossers to […]

2021 Update: How Many Illegal Aliens Live in the United States?

Click to Read or Download the PDF version of this report As of the end of 2021, FAIR estimates that approximately 15.5 million illegal aliens reside within the United States. This number is substantially higher than FAIR’s previous estimate of 14.5 million in 2020. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC: ILLEGAL ALIEN POPLULATION SINCE 2010 CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC: TOTAL […]

Study: Biden’s Policies Fueled One Million New Illegal Aliens

And added Nearly $10 Billion in Costs During Biden’s First Year in Office. Washington, D.C. — A new analysis by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that during the first year of the Biden administration, the illegal alien population of the United States has increased by about 1 million, adding an additional $9.4 billion […]