Entries by Federation for American Immigration Reform

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 […]

After Wrecking Border and Dismantling Immigration Enforcement, Biden Issues Plea for Amnesty and More Cheap Labor

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to President Biden’s plea for amnesty as part of his State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Biden spoke of the ‘need to secure the border,’ something we have long championed. Oddly, policies that were actually […]

VIDEO: Southern Border Reaches Unprecedented Encounters as Biden Admin Slow-Walks Border Program

FAIR’s Jason Peña and Matthew Tragesser discuss southern border figures, and the slow reimplementation of the “Remain in Mexico” program.  RELATED TWEET:  Don’t miss Ortiz’ admission at the end that “we’ve already seized more fentanyl this year than we did all last year!” 😳 We don’t think that stat made the point he thought […]

PODCAST: The Texas Synagogue Attack and Alien Voting

In this episode, we address 3 major immigration developments. We analyze the new alien voting law in New York City, discuss the massive expansion of publicly-funded healthcare to illegal aliens in California, and answer how the the Texas synagogue terrorist was able to enter the country in the first place. Listen to Episode 48 of Understanding […]

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 […]