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  • Mexican law enforcement officials watch on the Mexican side of the international border while Boston Archdiocese Cardinal Sean O'Malley leads mass, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz. O'Malley and several Bishops who serve along the U.S./Mexico were visiting the border town to bring awareness to immigration reform and to remember those who have died trying to cross the border in years past. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Job gains equal to number of immigrants

    Since 2000, all of the net jobs added by the U.S. economy have gone to immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to a report being released Friday by the Center for Immigration Studies that challenges prevailing wisdom that the country needs an influx of workers.

  • **FILE** Men recently deported from Arizona wait in line to be registered with Mexican authorities at the border in Nogales, Mexico, on April 28, 2010. (Associated Press)

    ICE agents catch and release most illegal immigrants, new report shows

    Immigration agents tried to deport only about a fourth of the cases they encountered in 2013, said a report being released Monday from the Center for Immigration Studies that shows just how much President Obama's policies have cut down on potential enforcement.

  • **FILE** Immigration and Customs Enforcement is deporting fewer illegal immigrants this fiscal year, but a larger percentage of them have no criminal records. The numbers suggest that the Obama administration is struggling to meet its stated goals. (ICE via Associated Press)

    Deportations plummet in 2013, lowest since 2007: Report

    U.S. authorities deported fewer immigrants in fiscal year 2013 than at any time since President Obama took office, according to secret numbers obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies which suggest Mr. Obama's non-deportation policies have hindered removals of illegal immigrants.

  • **FILE** Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican (Associated Press)

    Senate immigration bill could double guest workers

    The Senate immigration bill could nearly double the number of guest workers allowed into the U.S., according to a new analysis the Center for Immigration Studies is releasing Wednesday that says the jump is four times the increase of the last immigration bill in 2007.

  • Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, arrives for a vote at the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    SIMMONS: Immigrant bill hinders Americans seeking jobs

    If you are out of a job or keeping toes and fingers crossed that a dear one will soon be making enough money to bring home the bacon, this heads-up is for you. The immigration bill that could hit the floor of the Senate any day now could cost Americans jobs by nearly doubling the number of guest workers allowed into the country.

  • **FILE** Fieldworkers pick onion bulbs on a Vidalia onion farm in Lyons, Ga., on May 10. Concerns abound that new legislation meant to bar illegal immigrants from the workforce and giving local police increased enforcement powers will scare away Mexican laborers. (Associated Press)

    Immigration bill grants amnesty to employers of illegals; no prosecution for bogus IDs

    The debate is raging over whether the latest immigration bill is an amnesty for illegal immigrants, but one part is clear: The legislation would forgive businesses that have employed those immigrants illegally.

  • Christopher Crane, who represents Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, says illegal immigrants are given a bigger voice than enforcement agents during the immigration reform debate. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    99.5% of illegal immigrants get approval for legal status; high number raises concerns about fraud

    The administration has approved 99.5 percent of applications of those who have applied for legal status under President Obama's nondeportation policy for young adults, granting legal status to more than 250,000 formerly illegal immigrants.

  • Milagros Rodriguez, from the Dominican Republic, works at her salon, Woodside Beauty Salon in Queens, N.Y. A study says two-thirds of job growth since 2009 has been among immigrants. (Associated Press)

    Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama's four years

    Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years.

  • Slow path to progress for U.S. immigrants

    Immigrants lag behind native-born Americans on most measures of economic well-being — even those who have been in the U.S. the longest, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which argues that full assimilation is a more complex task than overcoming language or cultural differences.

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