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Los inmigrantes tienden a dar y no solo recibir

A medida que se caldea el tema de la reforma migratoria en el Congreso y la Casa Blanca da su impulso a la acción legislativa, los opositores de la inmigración ya están haciendo campaña en contra de las reformas que impone el sentido común.  Su línea de ataque actual se basa en la afirmación  no […]

By Marshall Fitz, Patrick Oakford, and Philip E. Wolgin | Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Immigrants Are Makers, Not Takers

Immigration activistsDespite outlandish claims from immigration reform opponents, immigrants provide a net benefit to the American economy.

By Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Patrick Oakford | Friday, February 8, 2013

Infographic: Deferred Action Requests Continue to Rise in Fourth Month

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program continues to successfully bring thousands of aspiring Americans out of the shadows and it's only picking up steam.

By Patrick Oakford | Wednesday, December 19, 2012

El Éxito de la política de acción diferida para las personas que llegaron en su niñez

GED classLos Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de los EE.UU. han dado a conocer recientemente una segunda ronda de datos sobre la Política de Acción Diferida para las Personas Que Llegaron en su Niñez. Desde que se inició su aplicación a mediados de agosto, se han aceptado cerca de 180.000 solicitudes […]

By Marshall Fitz, Patrick Oakford, and Ann Garcia | Monday, November 5, 2012

The Early Success of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Policy

GED classIn the two months since President Obama’s deferred-action plan started, more than 4,500 eligible youth have received a two-year reprieve from deportation and a work permit, giving them a shot at the American Dream.

By Marshall Fitz, Patrick Oakford, and Ann Garcia | Friday, October 26, 2012

DREAMing of Economic Growth

DREAM Act protestPassing the DREAM Act would lead to a cascade of economic gains for all Americans.

By Patrick Oakford | Friday, October 12, 2012

Patrick Oakford

Patrick Oakford is a Policy Analyst in the Economic Policy department. His research focuses on issues relating to U.S. immigration policy and the labor force. Patrick holds an M.Sc. in migration studies from the University of Oxford and a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. Prior to joining American Progress, Patrick spent […]

Monday, August 13, 2012