Center for Immigration Studies
Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent research organization founded in 1985. They exist to provide immigration policymakers, news and media outlets, and the academic community with accurate statistics on the impact of legal and illegal immigration to the United States. The data collected by the Center has led many researchers to conclude that current, high levels of immigration are making it harder to achieve such important national objectives as better public schools, a cleaner environment, homeland security, and a living wage for every native-born and immigrant worker. CIS prides itself on being a pro-immigrant organization.