Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than U.S.-born Americans, studies find

The murder of Laken Riley took center stage during Thursday night’s State of the Union address. Riley was a 22-year-old student who was killed last month at the University of Georgia. The suspect in her murder is a Venezuelan migrant whom officials say was illegally in the U.S. During the Republican rebuttal, Riley’s murder was brought up by […]

Policy Statement: How to Manage the Border Without Sacrificing Human Rights

Congress and the Biden administration are currently considering restrictive immigration policies in an effort to significantly reduce, if not eliminate, the number of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border seeking protection and safe haven. The proposed policies include raising the standard to access the US asylum system; creating a new executive authority to close the border; expanding […]

NEW from the Journal on Migration and Human Security

The Journal on Migration and Human Security (JMHS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication, which seeks to feature cutting-edge, evidence-based public policy papers. Its human security rubric is meant to evoke the widely shared goals of creating secure and sustaining conditions in migrant sending communities; promoting safe, orderly, and legal migration; and developing rights-respecting immigration and […]

Opinion: A smart and humane answer on immigration

A humanitarian crisis has pushed more than 7 million people to leave Venezuela over the past decade, some settling in South and Central America and others coming to the US. Those who arrive here have often found themselves in desperate circumstances. Read More >>>  

A Nobel prize-winning immigrant’s view on American inequality

In October 2015, Princeton economist Angus Deaton got an early-morning call from Sweden that most scholars can only dream of. Groggy and bleary-eyed, Deaton learned that he had won the Nobel Prize in economics “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.” For most award winners, the storm of media coverage following the Nobel announcement […]

The immigrant population in the U.S. is climbing again, setting a record last year

The immigrant population in the U.S. is growing again. The number of people born somewhere else climbed by nearly a million last year, reaching a record high of just over 46 million, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The increase isn’t huge for a country the size of the U.S. But it’s significant, as […]

August 8th – Migration Update

On August 3, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, 2-1, that the Biden administration could keep its restrictive asylum policy in place as it considers its appeal to a reversal of the policy by a federal district court. The Biden rule, known as the “transit” or “asylum” ban, denies asylum to anyone who failed […]

GOP lawmakers once praised Catholic Charities. Now they want to defund the group.

A few Republican members of Congress are threatening to reduce or eliminate funding for Catholic Charities and other faith-based groups that offer aid to immigrants at the U.S. southern border. The lawmakers, who are echoing the campaigns of conservative Catholic groups that vow to “#defund the bishops,” have already succeeded in inserting their agenda into […]