CAP en Español
Small CAP Banner

Immigration: Archives

DACA Helps Undocumented Students Access Higher Education

A legal immigrant reads a guide.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.

by Sanam Malik | Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Infographic: Inside the Labyrinth: Undocumented Students in Higher Education

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

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Undocumented Students Deserve Greater Access to Higher Education

President Barack Obama gestures during a speech.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.

by Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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

Uganda LGBT asylumAlthough 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.

by Sharita Gruberg | Monday, March 23, 2015

The High Costs of Delaying Executive Action on Immigration

Immigration injunction familyA 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.

by Silva Mathema | Friday, March 13, 2015

States Must Expand Higher-Education Opportunities for Undocumented Students

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

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Friday, March 13, 2015

Executive Action on Immigration Will Help Children and Families

immigration press conference hugImmigration 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.

by Joanna Dreby | Tuesday, March 3, 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

The Changing Face of America’s Electorate

Election day 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.

by Patrick Oakford | Tuesday, January 6, 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

Removing Barriers to Higher Education for Undocumented Students

Undocumented college student 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.

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Friday, December 5, 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

5 Facts to Know About President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

obama speech demonstrationUsing 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.

by Vanessa Cárdenas | Friday, November 21, 2014

How DACA Has Improved the Lives of Undocumented Young People

A woman celebrates after the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy is instated. article icon Issue Brief The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has had an enormous effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people and their families, but more needs to be done.

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Wednesday, November 19, 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