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Immigration Fact Checks provide up-to-date information on the most current issues involving immigration today.

Immigration Enforcement in the Wake of Immigration Reform

This paper describes some of the government's enforcement actions and a handful of government rules issued in 2007 affecting immigrant rights.

Published On: Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | Download File

Why States and Localities Should Not Require Employers to Participate in the Basic Pilot/E-Verify Program

The Basic Pilot/E-Verify electronic employment verification system is often portrayed as the magic bullet that would curb unauthorized employment.

Published On: Tue, Jan 15, 2008 | Download File

Facts About the Social Security "No-Match" Letter

Basic information about SSA No-Match Letters.

Published On: Thu, Jan 03, 2008 | Download File

Demographics: High Skill Immigration

Answers the questions: How many high-skilled immigrant workers are in the U.S.?;

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

America Needs AgJOBS, not Harsh Guestworker Programs

Background:  Immigration is a critical issue for farmworkers.  The majority of farmworkers are undocumented, with estimates ranging from 53% to 75% of the workforce.  Without legal status, most farmworkers are too fearful of deportation to challenge unfair treatment.  Intensified immigration enforcement efforts have driven undocumented workers further underground, leaving them even more vulnerable to exploitation.  Read more...

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

Demographics: Low Skill Immigration

Answers the questions, How many low-skilled immigrant workers are in the U.S.?

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

Myths and Facts: Displacement of Workers & Downward Pressure on Wages

NUMBERS  Opponents of a more robust H-1B program declare that immigrant workers, particularly high skill workers, displace U.S. workers and drive down the wages of those workers.  In many areas of the country, however, businesses are encountering something quite different:  that there simply are not enough qualified, high skill U.S. workers to fill the needs of U.S. employers.  High skill foreign professionals are therefore essential in filling these needs and complementing the native born workforce.  Read more...

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

Pulling at the Thread: Anti-Immigrant Proposals Threaten Social Security Traditions

Proposals in Congress adversely target immigrants' retirement security in ways that would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to alter the current retirement benefits framework by significantly changing the way work history is credited to individuals.

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

The Benefits of Family Sponsorship

Provides facts and figures about the family-based immigration system in the U.S.

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

Low Wage Worker Myth & Facts

Myth: Foreign low wage workers depress the wages of U.S. workers.
Fact: Immigrants don’t have a negative impact on the majority of native born workers, and often exact a positive impact. Read more...

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File