Archive | News & Opinion

The Coalition highlights selected news and opinion pieces that contribute to the dialogue on immigration issues. We do not necessarily endorse the views of the authors.

(OPINION) Undocumented Immigrants Are Half as Likely to Be Arrested for Violent Crimes as U.S.-Born Citizens

As Trump’s presidency nears its end, his unwavering views on immigration are directly contradicted by a growing body of criminology research. Studies overwhelmingly find no evidence that U.S. immigrants, including those who are undocumented, commit more crimes than native-born Americans. And now a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA that draws from a detailed […]

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(NEWS) How Sen. Mike Lee proposes to end ‘discrimination’ in US immigration system

A bill Sen. Mike Lee pushed through the Senate aims to end what he calls discrimination in the nation’s immigration system while increasing protections for American workers. The measure, which passed the Senate by unanimous consent Wednesday, would do away with per-country caps on employment-based green cards. “Few ideas are more central to who we are as […]

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(OPINION) Immigration Policy by Presidential Decree

The new immigration system has eliminated the core principles of immigration law and replaced them with the current president’s own preferences. It’s time for Congress to rectify it. Before COVID-19 hit, President Trump was abusing immigration powers delegated to him by Congress to such an extent that the rest of the statutory law was quickly […]

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(OPINION) Trump Immigration Loss: Judge Declares H-1B Visa Rules Unlawful

In a significant blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to restrict high-skilled immigration, a federal judge declared the administration violated the law when it punished two regulations in October to restrict H-1B visas. The plaintiffs — businesses and universities led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — argued economic data, the administration’s long delay and […]

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(OPINION) Biden Will Try to Unmake Trump’s Immigration Agenda. It Won’t Be Easy.

Some of Trump’s actions can be undone relatively easily, legal scholars and former judges and justice officials say. Others require laborious rule-making or slow-moving litigation. For Biden allies hoping to make a fast start, choosing priorities is daunting. “It’s like a tornado passed through, just wreckage everywhere,” said T. Alexander Aleinikoff, director of the Zolberg Institute […]

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