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2 Years Later, Immigrants Are Still Waiting on Immigration Reform

young immigrant flagHad it been implemented, the bipartisan immigration reform bill passed by the Senate in 2013 would have kept families together and significantly boosted the American economy.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Top 10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants Today

naturalization ceremonyIn honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, here are the top facts about the demographics, voting power, and economic effect of immigrants in the United States.

by Sanam Malik and Philip E. Wolgin | Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What Would It Cost to Deport All 5 Million Beneficiaries of Executive Action on Immigration?

immigrant mom and daughter bars icon Charts Attempting to deport all 5 million people who would benefit from the president’s November 20, 2014, directives on immigration would cost more than $50 billion.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, February 23, 2015

5 Facts You Need to Know About Legal Challenges to Executive Action on Immigration

ObamaRecent lawsuits that challenge executive action on immigration are unlikely to proceed. They miss the legal rationale for the action and ignore the large economic benefits it could bring.

by Silva Mathema and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, December 19, 2014

The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Deferred Action

President ObamaThe president’s announced executive actions on immigration will bring big economic benefits to the nation, raising wages for all workers, creating jobs, increasing tax revenue, growing gross domestic product, and reducing the deficit.

by Patrick Oakford and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, November 21, 2014

Enforcement Overdrive Has Overloaded the Immigration Courts

Immigration detention bars icon Charts Over the past two decades, the United States has put immigration and border enforcement into overdrive, while not allocating adequate resources to the immigration court system. This mismatch leads to long backlogs and delays.

by Marshall Fitz and Philip E. Wolgin | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Solo los datos: Cada Presidente desde Eisenhower Ha Tomado Acción Ejecutiva sobre Inmigración

Presidente Barak ObamaCada uno de los 11 presidentes desde el Presidente Dwight D. Eisenhower al Presidente Barack Obama, ha usado su amplia autoridad ejecutiva para abordar situaciones no anticipadas que afectaban a ciudadanos extranjeros en los Estados Unidos y en el exterior.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

By the Numbers: Every President Since Eisenhower Has Taken Executive Action on Immigration

Obama speachRegardless of their party, each of the past 11 presidents have used executive action to shape immigration policy. Doing so in 2014 would bring tangible benefits to the nation.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, October 6, 2014

COLUMNA: 5 datos que usted debe saber sobre los niños no acompañados

Detenidos jueganNiños no acompañados están llegando a Estados Unidos a un ritmo sin precedentes huyendo de la violencia en Centroamérica. A medida que el gobierno aumenta su capacidad de hacer frente a esta crisis humanitaria, se necesita hacer más para garantizar la seguridad de estos niños.

by Philip E. Wolgin and Angela Maria Kelley | Friday, June 20, 2014

5 Things You Need to Know About Unaccompanied Children

Detainees playUnaccompanied 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

House Republicans Have Nothing to Fear from Supporting Immigration Reform

Boehner and EllmersThe 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

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

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

Porqué la legalización y la ciudadanía serían beneficiales para todos los estadounidenses

Immigration rallyAprobar la reforma inmigratoria podría impulsar a la economía para todos los estadounidenses y no sólo ayudar a los inmigrantes, sino también a los estadounidenses nativos y ciudadanos naturalizados.

by Patrick Oakford, Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Karina Marquez | Wednesday, July 31, 2013