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The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 Turns 50

Lyndon JohnsonThe Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 helped to turn the United States into a more multicultural society. Fifty years later, the law provides important lessons for advancing immigration reform.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, October 16, 2015

¿Cuánto costaría deportar a los 11,3 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados?

centro de detenciónA lo mínimo, la deportación masiva le costaría $114 mil millones a la nación – y con el tiempo podría costar mucho más

by Philip E. Wolgin | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What Would It Cost to Deport 11.3 Million Unauthorized Immigrants?

detention centerAt a minimum, mass deportation would cost the nation $114 billion—and potentially far more over time.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Resultados de encuesta nacional de los destinatarios de DACA demuestra el impacto del programa

immigration naturalization oathEncuesta nacional demuestra que los destinatarios de DACA están consiguiendo mejores trabajos, ganando sueldos más altos y están recibiendo más educación.

by Tom K. Wong, Kelly K. Richter, Ignacia Rodriguez, Philip E. Wolgin | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Results from a Nationwide Survey of DACA Recipients Illustrate the Program’s Impact

immigration naturalization oathA nationwide survey shows that DACA recipients are getting better jobs, earning more money, and acquiring more higher education.

by Tom K. Wong, Kelly K. Richter, Ignacia Rodriguez, Philip E. Wolgin | Thursday, July 9, 2015

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

A Way Forward on Child Refugees

ImmigrationThe president can accelerate the process for screening unaccompanied children who are fleeing violence, without sacrificing fairness or due process and without changing existing law.

by Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, July 24, 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