Last updated on: 1/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“A third way — neither roundups nor amnesty… Shrink the illegal population through consistent, across-the-board enforcement of the immigration law. By limiting the settlement of new illegals, by increasing deportations to the extent possible, and, most importantly, by increasing the number of illegals already here who give up and deport themselves, the United States can bring about an annual decrease in the illegal-alien population, rather than allowing it to continually increase. The result would be attrition of the illegal population, shrinking it over a period of several years to a manageable nuisance, rather than today’s looming crisis.”

“Statement of Mark Krikorian Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform II,'” Oct. 18, 2005

Description:

“The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation’s only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States.”

“About CIS,” www.cis.org (accessed May 8, 2007)

Mission:

“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.”

“About CIS,” www.cis.org (accessed May 8, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) Public Charity
Quoted in:
  1. Is Illegal Immigration an Economic Burden to America?
  2. Does Illegal Immigration Pose a Terrorist Threat to the United States?