January 26, 2005
An analysis of the vote of new American citizens in the general election of 2004.
December 08, 2004
Analysis of the anti-immigrant ballot initiative in Arizona in the election of 2004, highlighting the positive lessons gained from the fight against this initiative.
November 30, 2003
A backgrounder that describes what is needed to be successful in fighting terrorism, and how many of the government’s initiatives launched after 9-11-2001 have been targeted broadly at immigrants, not narrowly at terrorists.
September 30, 2003
This Backgrounder is a summary of the key immigration functions transferred to DHS after the passage of the Homeland Security Act of 2002.
April 30, 2003
The 2002 election showed that immigrant voters are on the ascent in terms of political power. They are increasing their impact from local elections to state-wide races. Some results show that candidates who can put aside politics and concentrate on policies that matter most to these constituencies will attract immigrant voters, regardless of these voters’ stated party preferences.
April 08, 2002
This backgrounder examines the weaknesses in our immigration and visa approval systems that have come to light in the wake of September 11th, and how the Border Security Act proposes to address those weaknesses.
November 30, 2001
This paper makes the argument that any change in the way we manage our immigration system will have only a limited impact on our national security. Far more important is our capacity to collect and analyze intelligence. Unless we know who it is that seeks to do us harm and make sure that information is in the hands of the proper authorities, the immigration system will be unable to catch these individuals. This paper offers suggestions for steps that can be taken to increase the likelihood...
April 11, 2001
An explanation of the major provisions of the LIFE Act, with some background on the problems these provisions seek to remedy.
November 01, 1996
A summary of the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act