Entries by Federation for American Immigration Reform

The Fiscal Cost of Resettling Refugees in the United States

Report by Matthew O’Brien and Spencer Raley. Executive Summary At the end of 2016, the United Nations estimates that a record-setting 65.3 million people had been forcibly displaced from their homes due to conflict or persecution. Many of those people will seek refuge in the developed countries of the West, including the United States. Reflecting […]

Cost of Illegal immigration: Record $135 billion average $8,075 for each illegal, $25,000 in New York

A continually growing population of illegal aliens, along with the federal government’s ineffective efforts to secure our borders, present significant national security and public safety threats to the United States. They also have a severely negative impact on the nation’s taxpayers at the local, state, and national levels. Illegal immigration costs Americans billions of dollars […]

Here’s Everyone Who’s Legally Immigrated to the U.S. Since 1820

From 1820 to 2013, 79 million people obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States. The interactive map below visualizes all of them based on their prior country of residence. The brightness of a country corresponds to its total migration to the U.S. at the given time. Use the controls at the bottom to stop / […]