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Immigration: Archives

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

Building a More Perfect Union

immigration equality protest LGBT immigrants need both the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and immigration reform.

By Sharita Gruberg and Sarah McBride | Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Economic Case for a Clear, Quick Pathway to Citizenship

Immigration book_alt2 icon Report Evidence from economic studies in Europe and North America illustrates that countries can maximize the economic gains from immigration with a shorter and clear pathway to citizenship for immigrants.

By Pieter Bevelander and Don J. DeVoretz | Monday, January 27, 2014

5 Major Immigration Laws that the House Passed in an Election Year

ImmigrationMost of the major immigration laws in the past three decades have passed in an election year. There is still plenty of time this year for the House to act and pass immigration reform.

By Philip E. Wolgin | Thursday, January 9, 2014

Notes from the Fast for Families Tent

Fast for FamiliesThe Fast for Families tent, and the depth of commitment of those fasting, has become a source of power for the immigration reform movement, and proof positive that reform will prevail.

By Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Making Sense of the Senate and House’s Visions of Immigration Reform

article icon Issue Brief As 2013 comes to an end, we examine how House Republicans’ piecemeal approach stacks up against the Senate’s broad immigration reform bill passed in June.

By Ann Garcia | Monday, December 9, 2013

Infographic: Not Difficult Enough?

The Senate's 13-year path to citizenship requires immigrants to clear many hurdles. Don't let the House add more.

By the CAP Immigration Team | Monday, December 9, 2013

Dignity Denied: LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Immigration Detention

FOIA request book_alt2 icon Report Reforms to our immigration system must include protections for LGBT immigrants, who are particularly vulnerable to abuse and mistreatment.

By Sharita Gruberg | Monday, November 25, 2013

Infographic: Who Does the House GOP Stand With?

A majority of the American public, business, faith, and organized labor support immigration reform, in contrast to the House GOP leadership.

By the CAP Immigration Team | Thursday, November 14, 2013