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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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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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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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DACA Helps Undocumented Students Access Higher Education

The expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will help those undocumented young people who did not meet the requirements of the initial program pursue higher education.

Infographic: Inside the Labyrinth: Undocumented Students in Higher Education

Undocumented students face numerous barriers to entering and completing higher education.

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Undocumented Students Deserve Greater Access to Higher Education

To help all Americans, affordable college proposals meant to expand access to higher education need to consider and eliminate the significant obstacles that undocumented students face.

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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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