National Immigration Forum

Practical Solutions for Immigrants and America

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Immigrants and the 2002 Elections

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.

Immigration and National Security: The Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act

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.

Making Our Immigration System More Secure to Guard Against Terrorism

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...

The Meaning of LIFE: Analysis of and Background for the Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act

April 11, 2001

An explanation of the major provisions of the LIFE Act, with some background on the problems these provisions seek to remedy.

1996 Immigration Legislation Summary

November 01, 1996

A summary of the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act

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