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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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On the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Changes Are Needed to Protect LGBT Immigrants

Although immigration policies have become more inclusive since the Immigration and Nationality Act, which explicitly excluded LGBT immigrants from entering the United States, further reforms are needed to create a fairer immigration system.

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The High Costs of Delaying Executive Action on Immigration

A federal judge’s decision to delay the DHS immigration directives could cost the nation billions in tax revenues while leaving millions of eligible undocumented immigrants and their American families in limbo.

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States Must Expand Higher-Education Opportunities for Undocumented Students

As the courts debate President Barack Obama’s immigration directives, undocumented students continue to fight for access to higher education in Texas and other states.

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Executive Action on Immigration Will Help Children and Families

Immigration enforcement harms families and children. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security immigration directives will help alleviate these burdens through a shift to more family-friendly immigration policies.

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

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.

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The Changing Face of America’s Electorate

article icon Issue Brief Changing electoral demographics will have noticeable effects on the 2016 elections. In 2016, to win the presidency—as well as many U.S. Senate races—both parties will need to secure substantial support from voters of color.

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

Recent 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.

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Removing Barriers to Higher Education for Undocumented Students

book_alt2 icon Report Undocumented students must navigate a labyrinth of policies from federal, state, and postsecondary institutions to earn a college degree. Policymakers can help ensure that undocumented young people and the economy prosper by removing these barriers.

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The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Deferred Action

The 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.

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5 Facts to Know About President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

Using his legal authority, President Obama brings temporary relief to millions of immigrants through executive action. The president’s move is a first step but not a permanent solution.

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