Issue Papers on Amnesty

Misrepresenting Wage Gains for 1986 Amnesty Recipients: The Center for American Progress Distorts Data to Fit Their Amnesty Agenda

The presentation of the Department of Labor (DOL) survey is based on a misreading of the data because Hinojosa and others are making the argument that amnesty will raise the “wage floor” for the average illegal alien.

List of Senators Who Will Make or Break the Amnesty Bill
See FAIR’s list of key senators whose opposition to the massive amnesty bill is absolutely crucial but whose commitment right now is in flux, and whose opinion can be swayed.

Analysis of Claims of an Economic Benefit from Amnesty
FAIR responses to the Center for American Progress (CAP) claims on economic benefit from Amnesty.

Illegal Aliens Taking U.S. Jobs
FAIR estimates that roughly 8.5 million illegal immigrants have taken jobs away from Americans. Read the 2013 brief to see what states and sectors are affected the most.

US Mexico Border Fence and Patrol Operations
Is the border secure? Read FAIR’s brief on border fence & patrol operations to see recent statistics on illegal crossings from Mexico.

Demographics of the Illegal Alien Population
Based on two studies mandated by Congress, the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act provided two studies in 1992 and 1996 of the demographics of illegal immigration.

Amnesty: Breaking the Social Security Bank
With the looming crisis of Social Security going bankrupt in the coming decades, how would the additional burden of amnesty affect the Social Security Trust Fund?

Employment Document Verification

  • Learn about the background and effectiveness of E-Verify, the federal employment document verification program.
  • Click here for additional information on E-Verify, download helpful talking points about E-Verify in your state, or see what states & cities mandate E-Verify.

Attrition of Illegal Immigrants through Enforcement
Learn how illegal immigration can be reduced by enforcing current laws, securing our national borders and closing the loopholes on employing illegal immigrants.

Why Amnesty Isn’t the Solution
Amnesty didn’t work in 1986. See what the 27-year-old failed policy costs U.S. taxpayers and why it wouldn’t work in 2013.

The Push For Amnesty For Illegal Aliens
Review some of the common talking points from pro-amnesty advocates and their argument doesn’t work.