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The U.S. Immigration Debate In 2004, United States President George W. Bush proposed a guest worker program to absorb migrant laborers who would otherwise come to the U.S. as illegal aliens. ...


Illegal immigration
Trafficking in human beings
Labor shortage
U.S-Mexico Border
Visa caps
Download high resolution version (1624x1748, 474 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Illegal immigration to the United States refers to the act of moving to or settling in the United States temporarily or permanently in violation of U.S. immigration and nationality law. ... A poster from the Canadian Department of Justice Trafficking in human beings is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons for the purpose of exploitation. ... A Labor shortage is an economic condition in which there are insufficient qualified candidates (employees) to fill the market-place demands for employment at any price. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... The border between Mexico and the United States spans four U.S. states, six Mexican states, and has over twenty commercial crossings. ... The North American Free Trade Area is the trade bloc created by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its two supplements, the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) and the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC), whose members are Canada, Mexico and the United States. ... This article or section needs to be updated. ... For the 1983 Genesis song, see Illegal Alien (song) Illegal immigration refers to migration across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country. ...

Proposed Solutions

STRIVE Act (2007)
Guest worker program
H.R. 4437 (December 2005)
S. 2611 (May 2006)
Immigration reduction
Free migration
Jackson Lee (2005)
McCain-Kennedy (2005)
SKILL (2006)
REAL ID (2005)
Border Fence (2006)
The Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act of 2007 or STRIVE Act of 2007 is proposed United States legislation designed to address the problem of illegal immigration. ... The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (also called The DREAM Act) is a bipartisan bill pending in the U.S. congress that would provide a path to legal status for individuals who were brought to the U.S. as undocumented children years ago but who since then... The Guest worker program is a program that has been proposed many times in the past and now also by U.S. President George W. Bush as a way to permit U.S. employers to sponsor non-U.S. citizens as laborers for approximately three years, to be deported afterwards... House Resolution 4437 (The Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005) was passed by the United States House of Representatives on December 16, 2005 by a vote of 239 to 182. ... Senate Bill 2611 (Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act) (abbreviated CIRA), is a United States Senate bill dealing with immigration reform. ... Immigration reduction refers to movements active within the United States that advocate a reduction in the amount of immigration allowed into the United States or other countries. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Legalization is the process of removing a legal prohibition against something which is currently illegal. ... In 2004, United States President George W. Bush proposed a guest worker program to absorb migrant laborers who would otherwise come to the U.S. as illegal aliens. ... Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act (S. 1033) or the McCain-Kennedy Bill is a comprehensive immigration reform bill discussed in the United States Senate during the Summer of 2005, which was first of its kind since the early 2000s in incorporating legalization, guest worker programs, border enforcement components. ... S. 2691/ H. R. 5744, also known as the “Securing Knowledge Innovation and Leadership Act of 2006”, or the “SKIL Bill” from its acronym and rhyme, is targeted at increasing legal immigration of scientific, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers into the United States by increasing the quotas on the... The REAL ID Act of 2005 is Division B of an act of the United States Congress entitled Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005, Pub. ... President George W. Bush signs the Secure Fence Act of 2006, in the Roosevelt Room on October 26, 2006. ...


2006 Protests
In 2006, millions of people were involved in protests over a proposed reform to existing United States immigration laws. ...


CCIR, NIF, FIRM, WAAA, NCLR, LULAC, FAIR, Minuteman Project, MCDC, Cal. CIR, SOS, CIS, NumbersUSA, ICE
NAOC Logo The Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CCIR), also known as CCIR/NAOC or New American Opportunity Campaign is a non-profit immigrant rights advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, established in 2003 to pass comprehensive immigration reform. ... The National Immigration Forum was established in 1982, dedicated to increasing public support for admitting larger numbers of immigrants and refugees into the United States. ... The Center for Community Change (CCC) is one of the larger community building organizations in the United States. ... The We Are Americe Alliance (WAAA) is a national alliance of immigrant rights organizations and allies in the United States that work towards social justice, including comprehensive immigration reform and immigrants civic participation. ... The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a non-profit, and non-partisan political advocacy group in the United States. ... LULAC is an organization which strives for rights for Hispanic Americans. ... The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is an immigration reduction organization in the United States, founded in 1979 by John Tanton. ... For a group with similar objectives see Minuteman Civil Defense Corps The Minuteman Project is a border security project started in April 2005 by a group of private United States individuals to monitor the United States–Mexico borders flow of illegal immigrants, although it has expanded to include the... The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, often confused with The Minuteman Project, Inc. ... California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR) is a political advocacy group devoted to immigration reduction, based in Huntington Beach, California. ... Save Our State logo Save Our State redirects here. ... NumbersUSA is an immigration reduction organization whose intent is to reduce United States annual immigration to pre-1965 levels, but without the country of origin quotas that were in place during this period. ... Immigration and Customs Enforcement logo Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is responsible for identifying and dismantling vulnerabilities regarding the nations border, economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ...

Past Laws

Naturalization Act (1795)
14th Amendment (1868)
Chinese Exclusion (1882)
Gentlemen's Agreement of 1907 Asian Exclusion (1924)
Bracero Program (1942-64)
INS Act (1965)
IRCA (1986)
IIRIRA (1996)
The first naturalization law in the United States was the 1795 Naturalization Act which restricted citizenship to free white persons who had resided in the country for five years. ... Amendment XIV in the National Archives The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (Amendment XIV) is one of the post-Civil War amendments, intended to secure rights for former slaves. ... The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law passed on May 6, 1882, following 1880 revisions to the Burlingame Treaty of 1868. ... A Gentlemens agreement is an informal agreement between two parties. ... President Coolidge signs the immigration act on the White House South Lawn along with appropriation bills for the Veterans Bureau. ... The Bracero Program was originally a binational temporary contract labor program initiated, in August 1942, by an exchange of diplomatic notes between the United States and Mexico after a series of negotiations. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Immigration and Nationality Act. ... The Immigration Reform and Control Act (Simpson-Mazzoli Act, IRCA, Pub. ... The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, Pub. ...

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The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is a nonpartisan immigration reduction-oriented, non-profit research organization and was founded in 1985. Its director is Mark Krikorian. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the CIS is not permitted to advocate for any political position on the question of immigration. Immigration reduction refers to movements active within the United States that advocate a reduction in the amount of immigration allowed into the United States or other countries. ... Mark Krikorian is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a think-tank that promotes stricter immigration standards and enforcement. ... 501(c)(3) is a provision of the US tax code that provides exempt status, for Federal income tax purposes, for some non-profit organizations in the United States (see 26 U.S.C. Â§ 501(c)(3)). The term refers to: Section 501. ...

Its mission statement states:

It is the Center's mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an immigration policy that gives first concern to the broad national interest. The Center is animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted.[1]

The CIS publishes books, reports, and white papers on immigration policy. These analyses address issues such as immigrant voting and electoral redistricting, impacts on low-wage and high-skilled workers, and the environmental consequences of immigration.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, CIS was founded and funded by John Tanton as an offshoot of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) [2][3]. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American non-profit legal organization, whose stated purpose is to combat racism and promote civil rights through research, education, and litigation. ... John H. Tanton, M.D. is a retired eye surgeon from Petoskey, Michigan, the founder of U.S. English, the founding chairman of ProEnglish, and publisher of The Social Contract Press, serving as editor for its first eight years. ... The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is an immigration reduction organization in the United States, founded in 1979 by John Tanton. ...

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Immigration - definition of Immigration in Encyclopedia (744 words)
Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently.
Immigration means "in-migration" into a country, and is the reverse of emigration, or "out-migration." The long term and/or permanent movement of human population in general, whether into, out of, or within countries (or before the existence of recognised countries) is regarded as migration.
Many other countries permit immigration in particular circumstances, e.g., to fill jobs where a skill is not available locally, for wealthy investors or business leaders, in cases of marriage, multiple citizenship or asylum, or under multilateral agreements such as within the European Union or between New Zealand and Australia.
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