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

Detainees leave detention center cafeteriaImmigration and Customs Enforcement’s bed quota is becoming increasingly outdated, inefficient, and inhumane.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

Infographic: How Long Are People in Detention?

Immigrants that are fighting their deportation cases are detained the longest.

By Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: Do We Need to Detain 34,000 Immigrants Every Day?

Seventy percent of detained immigrants are subject to mandatory detention; the other 30 percent are detained to meet the quota.

By Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: Congress’ Immigrant Bed Quota

Each day, a congressional mandate requires that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, detains 34,000 immigrants.

By Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

‘Mayday!’ A Crisis Call for Undocumented Workers

Immigrant workersAs we celebrate workers this May Day, Congress should use the remaining days in its session to pass immigration reform that would benefit undocumented immigrants, strengthen labor and employment laws, and help the economy as a whole.

By Micah Jones | Thursday, May 1, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why Immigration Reform Means More Tax Revenues

immigration, taxesImmigration reform would lead to significant increases in the country’s tax revenues.

By Patrick Oakford | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Infographic: The Lost City

Two million undocumented immigrants have been deported since 2009. That's the size of four major cities combined.

By the CAP Immigration Team | Thursday, April 3, 2014

How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

LGBT prisoners article icon Issue Brief New U.S. Department of Homeland Security standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act are a significant first step to protect LGBT immigrants from sexual abuse in detention.

By Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Understanding Immigration Federalism in the United States

bill signing book_alt2 icon Report Over the past few years, the pendulum of state action on immigration has swung from punitive laws to positive laws that seek to integrate immigrants and mitigate the harsh effects of enforcement.

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pratheepan Gulasekaram | Monday, March 24, 2014

How Citizenship Helps the Economy

Calculator article icon Fact Sheet A new CAP infographic details how immigration reform would contribute to the economy.

By the CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Arizona, Immigration, and LGBT Rights: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Arizona protestorsGiven Arizona’s passage of the anti-immigrant S.B. 1070 in 2010 and the subsequent, significant backlash it faced, Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent veto of S.B. 1062 may indicate that the state is moving in a positive direction on LGBT and immigrant rights.

By Laura E. Durso, Angela Maria Kelley, and Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, March 10, 2014

Immigration Polling Roundup: Americans of All Political Stripes Want Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Citizenship oathFive recent polls illustrate Americans’ broad support for immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

By Philip E. Wolgin and Evelyn Galvan | Tuesday, March 4, 2014

How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Medicare Trust Fund?

Immigration activists article icon Issue Brief Immigration reform that provides legal status and earned citizenship to undocumented immigrants would extend the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by four years and provide a net contribution to the trust fund for the next three decades.

By Patrick Oakford and Robert Lynch | Thursday, February 27, 2014