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The net fiscal impact of refugees and asylees was positive over the 15-year period, at $123.8 billion. This means that refugees and asylees contributed more revenue than they cost in expenditures to the government.
Evangelical leaders sent a letter urging members of Congress to pursue policies that improve border security but also ensure due process and legal protections for asylum seekers and unaccompanied children.  
A problematic border bill passed in the Texas House and Senate during the 4th Special Legislative session and awaits a signature from Governor Greg Abbott.
The Mexican government on Wednesday responded to the Texas Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 4 — which creates a state crime for entering the state illegally from Mexico and allows state and local authorities to deport...
These legislative proposals raise serious constitutional questions, while jeopardizing the fundamental human rights of asylum seekers and others asking for protection in the United States.
More than 2 million cases are pending in U.S. immigration courts. This backlog has more than tripled since the start of fiscal year 2017. The effects of the backlog are significant and widespread.
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WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte and DACA recipients on FWD.us staff issued the following statements Wednesday after U.S. Southern District of Texas Judge Hanen ruled against Deferred Action for Childhood...
In recent months, the backlog for immigrant visas in the EB-4 employment-based category, which includes Religious Worker Visas, has reached five years. This is creating uncertainty for religious workers who would have to...
These immigration bars make it impossible for long-term undocumented immigrants, many of them spouses and parents of U.S. citizens, to “get in line” to receive a valid visa. Since the immigration bars were created, the...
With bipartisan members of Congress having reintroduced the Afghan Adjustment Act today, evangelical leaders have sent a letter to members of Congress urging swift passage of the bill.  
Evangelical pastors and leaders from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina joined a virtual press call convened by the Evangelical Immigration Table and World Relief, urging presidential candidates – of all parties – to...
Leading the Way border
National Immigration Forum held its annual Leading the Way convening in Houston, Texas, November 15-17, 2023. This year’s convening brought together faith, law enforcement, national security and business leaders to discuss a...
Misclassification puts law-abiding employers at a significant cost disadvantage and amounts to tax fraud by corporations that skirt the law. These practices degrade the construction industry while cheating taxpayers and...
Republican lawmakers who control both chambers have largely been in agreement about their desire to pass the border security legislation — but in the most recent special session that ended Tuesday, their efforts unraveled...
As the 2024 presidential campaign heats up, divisive, misleading rhetoric on immigration is spreading — in contrast to the solutions Americans want.
In a letter to Members of Congress, prominent evangelical denominations, ministries and organizations explain that the eventual termination of DACA presents “a foreseeable crisis on the near horizon,” when an estimated 600,...
This year’s Fortune 500 list shows one fact that remained unchanged from previous years: the profound role that immigrants and their children have played in establishing many of this country’s most successful and influential...
The Southern Baptist resolution “on wisely engaging immigration” affirms the biblically mandated role of the church to compassionately care for and share the gospel with immigrants. It also affirms the government’s God-...
As I reflect on my recent graduation from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the opportunities that have been made available to me as a Dreamer through the Texas Dream...
Concerned about inaction on immigration reform that could boost the economy and productivity, more than 120 U.S. business leaders and employers penned a letter urging President Biden to allow states to seek work permits for...

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