Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Report: The Economic Impacts of Deporting Unauthorized Immigrants
Posted on 21 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ryan Edwards and Francesc Ortega, September 21, 2016 - "The main findings of this report are as follows: A policy of mass deportation would immediately reduce the nation’s GDP by 1.4 percent, and ultimately by 2.6 percent, and reduce... Read More

Size of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Workforce Stable After the Great Recession
Posted on 7 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

JEFFREY S. PASSEL AND D’VERA COHN, Nov. 3, 2016 - "There were 8 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. working or looking for work in 2014, making up 5% of the civilian labor force, according to new Pew Research Center estimates using... Read More

NY Attorney General Shuts Down Unlicensed Visa Consultant
Posted on 11 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYAG, Sept. 8, 2015 - "Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that his office reached an agreement with Entertainment Visa Consultant Company (EVC) and its CEO, David King. This agreement will resolve the Attorney General’s investigation... Read More

Immigration Policy and New Estimates of the U.S. Unauthorized Population
Posted on 24 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A recently released report on the U.S. unauthorized population comes at a politically charged moment, as Congress begins in earnest to consider immigration reform and a possible path to citizenship for the nation's unauthorized residents. The... Read More

CMS Releases Database Featuring Estimates and Characteristics of US Unauthorized Immigrants
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) announces the release of an innovative database that provides detailed information about US unauthorized residents at the national, state, and sub-state levels." - CMS, Mar. 3, 2015 . Read More

The I-Word, Inching Toward Retirement
Posted on 29 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Maybe Mr. Vargas and others will succeed in driving out “illegal.” It won’t be the first time a word has become defunct through misuse or changing times. ... But a change in usage won’t necessarily change hearts. As the linguist... Read More

USA Today Drops the I-Word
Posted on 11 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" From: Coon, William Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:16 PM To: USAT ED Virginia Staff; USAT ED Field Staff Subject: Change in USA TODAY style on illegal immigration You probably have heard that the Associated Press recently changed... Read More

What's In a Name?
Posted on 29 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this podcast , Fi2W executive producer John Rudolph discusses the editorial and political implications of this debate over terminology with Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, and Monica Novoa, a writer... Read More

New National and State Estimates of America’s Unauthorized Immigrant Population Released
Posted on 15 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The International Migration Review (IMR) today published a study with new estimates of the unauthorized immigrant population. The report, titled Unauthorized Immigration to the United States: Annual Estimates and Components of Change, by State,... Read More

Memo to Journalists / Editors: Drop the I-Word
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Supreme Court has come a long way since former Chief Justice William Rehnquist referred to undocumented immigrants as "wetbacks." In an opinion earlier this year on another Arizona immigration law, Chief Justice John Roberts,... Read More

The Economic Contribution of Unauthorized Workers: An Industry Analysis
Posted on 2 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ryan Edwards, Francesc Ortega, NBER Working Paper No. 22834, November 2016 - "This paper provides a quantitative assessment of the economic contribution of unauthorized workers to the U.S. economy, and the potential gains from legalization. We employ... Read More

DHS Estimate: 11.5M Unauthorized Immigrants in U.S, January 2011
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In summary, an estimated 11.5 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States in January 2011 compared to a revised 2010 estimate of 11.6 million. These results suggest little to no change in the unauthorized immigrant population... Read More

New Research: House and Senate Could Be Positioned for Agreement on Legalization of the Unauthorized Immigrants
Posted on 14 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While a potential House approach on legalization would allow fewer unauthorized immigrants to gain lawful permanent residence than Senate bill S. 744, it could form the basis for an agreement on immigration reform, according to a new analysis by... Read More

Call them 'unauthorized'
Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Texas Tribune, a 100% digital, online news outlet, asked me to write a column on the language wars. Here's my take . For an opposing view, click here . - Texas Tribune, Nov. 15, 2011 . Read More

Americans Drastically Overestimate How Many Unauthorized Immigrants Are In The Country, And They Don't Want To Know The Truth
Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I'm very passionate about the issue of immigration as a question of substance, but I'll happily concede I don't know a ton about the politics. It turns out, however, that people are very confused about how many immigrants there... Read More