Center for Immigration Studies

Center for Immigration Studies

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is a non-profit, non-partisan research organization. Its executive director is Mark Krikorian. [ [ March 22, 2007, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies, Mark Krikorian ] ]

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. [ [ Center for Immigration Studies ] ]

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

The CIS was founded and funded by John Tanton in 1985 as an offshoot of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). [ [ "Center for Immigration Studies"] Right Web Profiles (Silver City, NM: International Relations Center, November 2004).] [ [ "Vigilante injustice"] "", 2003] [ [ The Puppeteer ] ] [ [ THE PUPPETEER: Memo to FAIR from John Tanton ] ]

Research and reports are available free to the public at the Center's website.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has described the founder of CIS and many groups associated with it as linked to openly racist organizations.

CIS is one of several anti-immigration groups exposed in a Wall Street Journal article [(“Borderline Republicans” June 14, 2004)] , “In fact, CIS, FAIR, NumbersUSA, Project-USA and more than a half-dozen similar groups that Republicans have become disturbingly comfy with, were founded or funded (or both) by John Tanton, a retired doctor in Michigan. In addition to trying to stop immigration to the U.S., appropriate population-control measures for Dr. Tanton and his network include promoting China’s one-child policy, sterilizing Third World women and wider use of RU-486.”


External links

* [ Center for Immigration Studies] official website
* [ "Center for Immigration Studies"] profile on

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Center for International and Regional Studies — The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), located in Doha, Qatar, is a center for international and regional affairs. The Center is a part of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS Qatar). The Center works… …   Wikipedia

  • Center for the National Interest — The Nixon Center was a Washington, D.C. based public policy think tank. On March 9, 2011 it was renamed The Center for the National Interest.[1] The Center was established by former U.S. President Richard Nixon on January 20, 1994 as the Nixon… …   Wikipedia

  • Center for Equal Opportunity — The Center For Equal Opportunity is a conservative think tank, which focuses on three specific areas of concern. Namely, affirmative action, immigration and bilingual education. The Center is the leading conservative organization fighting against …   Wikipedia

  • Center for Information Research Analysis And Training — The Center for Information Research Analysis And Training (CIRAT) is a nonprofit arm of Mercyhurst College. CIRAT s mission is to develop contracts, grants and partnerships that enhance the intelligence related skills of Research and Information… …   Wikipedia

  • Center for Jewish History — infobox Museum name= The Center of Jewish History established= 2000 location= 15 West 16th Street, Manhattan, New York, USA visitors= director= website= [ The Center of Jewish History] The Center for Jewish History is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Center for Studies on New Religions — Das Zentrum für Studien über neue Religionen (CESNUR) ist eine internationale Vereinigung zum Studium des religiösen Pluralismus und der neuen religiösen Bewegungen, die 1988 von dem Juristen und Soziologen Massimo Introvigne, den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Markkula Center for Applied Ethics — Established 1986 Director Kirk O. Hanson Admin. staff 14 Location Santa Clara, California, U.S.A …   Wikipedia

  • Immigration reduction — refers to movements that advocate a reduction in the amount of immigration allowed into their country. This can include a reduction in the numbers of legal immigrants, advocating stronger action be taken to prevent illegal entry and illegal… …   Wikipedia

  • Immigration to the United States — 2000 Census Population Ancestry Map Immigration to the United States has been a major source of …   Wikipedia

  • Immigration — Immigrant redirects here. For other uses, see Immigrant (disambiguation). For the cellular automaton, see Immigration (CA). For the album by Show Ya, see Immigration (album). Net migration rates for 2011: positive (blue), negative (orange),… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.