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2 Years Later, Immigrants Are Still Waiting on Immigration Reform

Had 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.

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Humanitarian Diplomacy

book_alt2 icon Report CAP data analysis provides insights into the challenges that LGBT people seeking asylum in the United States face and underscores the need for the government to collect sexual orientation and gender identity data.

Video: What It’s Like to Be an LGBT Asylum Seeker in the United States

play_alt icon Video Khayal, a man from a country in the former Soviet Union, shares his story of the trauma of being gay and seeking asylum in the United States.

Interactive: The Countries From Which LGBT People Are Seeking Asylum

cursor icon Interactive Data analysis provides insight into the countries that LGBT asylum seekers come from and their experiences in the asylum process.

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The Top 10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants Today

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

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Asian Immigrants in the United States Today

Asians are the fastest growing immigrant group in the United States today. For Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, here’s a look at the Asian immigrant population in the United States today.

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The Economic Benefits and Electoral Implications of DAPA

The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program provides significant fiscal and economic benefits and has key electoral implications that could play a significant role in upcoming elections.

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No Way Out: Congress’ Bed Quota Traps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

Data obtained by CAP through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that Immigration and Customs Enforcement elected to detain 68 percent of LGBT immigrants who were eligible for release in fiscal year 2014.

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The Case for a Two-Generation Approach for Educating English Language Learners

book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers must support strategies for English language instruction that consider the needs of immigrant adults and children together in order to ensure families achieve greater economic and academic success and the ability to fully participate in society.

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How the November Immigration Directives Will Help Farmworkers

Farmworkers are the backbone of the nation’s agriculture sector, but many lack immigration status. The November immigration directives make 509,000 workers eligible for important, though temporary, protections.

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Federal Appeals Court Dismissal of Immigration Lawsuit Has Significant Implications for the DHS Immigration Policies

article icon Issue Brief The recent 5th Circuit Court decision in a case that challenged the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has important, positive implications for the government’s defense of the pending challenges to the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration policies.

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