The Facts on Immigration Today
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.
A Model State: Florida’s Legislative Turnaround on Immigration
Florida’s changing demographics and immigrant advocacy are helping its legislators reconsider where they stand on immigration reform.
Violence Is Causing Children to Flee Central America
Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have some of the highest levels of violence in Central America. These conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries.
Children Fleeing Central American Violence Need Access to Lawyers
The United States should provide legal representation for Central American child refugees, many of who have legitimate claims for relief. Doing so would be cost effective and reduce the backlog in immigration courts.
Video: 5 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants and Our Economy
Video While Congress continues to dither on immigration reform, here are five facts you need to know about immigrants and our economy.
A Way Forward on Child Refugees
The president can accelerate the process for screening unaccompanied children who are fleeing violence, without sacrificing fairness or due process and without changing existing law.
Report The children of immigrants are a critical—but often overlooked—demographic who care deeply about how both parties act on immigration, and will be influential in shaping the future of American politics.
The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America
Issue Brief The humanitarian situation on the U.S. southern border, created by a dramatic increase in children fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries, demands a range of sustainable interventions across northern Central America, as well as increased international assistance.
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.
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.
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.