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The Facts on Immigration Today

article icon Issue Brief Everything you need to know about our foreign-born population, their impact on the economy, current immigration policy, and the voting power of new Americans.

By Ann Garcia | Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers

Administrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.

By Patrick Oakford and Marshall Fitz | Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Statistical Analysis Shows that Violence, Not Deferred Action, Is Behind the Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border

Based on a statistical analysis of unaccompanied children arrivals data, border security statistics, and violence levels in Central America, it is clear that violence in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—rather than deferred action or lax U.S. border enforcement—is driving the increase in unaccompanied children.

By Tom K. Wong | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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The Surprises of a Changing Nation

As the nation’s demographics continue to shift, Americans living in homogenous regions may be shocked as the racial and ethnic makeups of their communities change.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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5 Things You Need to Know About Unaccompanied Children

Unaccompanied children are arriving in the United States at an unprecedented rate as they flee violence in Central America. While the government is increasing its capacity to deal with this humanitarian crisis, more needs to be done to ensure the safety and security of these children.

By Philip E. Wolgin and Angela Maria Kelley | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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The Latino Electorate by Immigrant Generation

article icon Issue Brief Second-generation immigrants are the driving force behind the growth of the Latino electorate. As immigrants and their children make up a larger share of this electorate, immigration reform will become an even more pressing policy issue for the Latino electorate.

By Patrick Oakford | Thursday, June 12, 2014

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LGBT Undocumented Immigrants Face an Increased Risk of Hate Violence

A national study found that people living at the intersection of LGBT and undocumented immigrant communities face an increased risk of hate violence.

By Sharita Gruberg | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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House Republicans Have Nothing to Fear from Supporting Immigration Reform

The May 6th primary election in North Carolina illustrates that House Republicans have little to fear from passing immigration reform, while voters across the country are calling for candidates with pro-immigration reform policies.

By Henry Fernandez and Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, May 19, 2014

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A Little-Known Congressional Quota is Placing LGBT Immigrants in Grave Danger

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s bed quota is becoming increasingly outdated, inefficient, and inhumane.

By Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: Detention Means Big Money for For-Profit Prisons

Nearly two-thirds of all immigrant detainees are held by the Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA, and the Geo Group Inc.

By Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: What Could $600 Million Buy?

The bed quota costs taxpayers $600 million each year that could go toward housing vulnerable populations.

By Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

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