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A Medium- and Long-Term Plan to Address the Central American Refugee Situation

book_alt2 icon Report Over the medium and long term, the United States and its partners must protect asylum seekers from the Northern Triangle and tackle the root causes of violence and structural poverty.

Unaccompanied children board bus.

A Short-Term Plan to Address the Central American Refugee Situation

book_alt2 icon Report In the short term, the United States must protect Central American asylum seekers.

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Learning from the Past and Accepting Refugees

The United States has faced decisions on whether to shelter refugees throughout its history and faces a similar question today. We must not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Immigration activists demonstrate at the Supreme Court.

4 Reasons Why States Suing to Stop Immigration Actions Stand to Lose Big

States suing to stop DAPA and expanded DACA stand to lose significant economic growth, increased wages for their residents, and new tax revenue, while threatening to tear apart millions of American families.

2-year-old watches his parents take part in a rally for immigration reform

DAPA Matters to U.S. Citizen Family Members in States Across the Country

Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents could protect more than 6.1 million U.S. citizens from the fear of having their families torn apart.

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They Are Refugees: An Increasing Number of People Are Fleeing Violence in the Northern Triangle

bars icon Charts The escalating violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala is forcing many citizens—especially mothers and children—to flee to safety.

Why We Must Protect Central American Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence

play_alt icon Video Until appropriate procedural safeguards can be put in place, the Obama administration should halt the raids and ensure due process for Central American refugees.

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Ensuring Due Process Protections for Central American Refugees

All asylum seekers must be informed of their rights, have access to counsel, and not be rushed to deportation before making their full case for protection.

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Addressing the Flow of Central American Mothers and Children Seeking Protection

Recent raids on Central American children and families raise significant concerns about due process, fairness, and humanity.

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The Facts on Immigration Today

article icon 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.

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How Overly Broad Religious Exemptions Are Putting Children at Risk of Sexual Abuse

Religious exemptions in federal guidelines to address sexual abuse of children undermine their efficacy.

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