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Immigration: Archives

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

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 & 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 & 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 & Philip E. Wolgin | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps

Students in class book_alt2 icon Report Closing the educational achievement gaps of children of color would strengthen our economy and our nation.

by Robert Lynch & Patrick Oakford | Monday, November 10, 2014

10 Facts You Need to Know About Latinos and Immigration in Colorado

ColoradoThe economic, social, and political power of Latinos in Colorado is significant and growing. Immigration reform is a critical issue to Latinos, and it will play a critical role in the state’s Senate and House races.

by Jonathan Valdez | Thursday, October 30, 2014

By the Numbers: Every President Since Eisenhower Has Taken Executive Action on Immigration

Obama speachRegardless of their party, each of the past 11 presidents have used executive action to shape immigration policy. Doing so in 2014 would bring tangible benefits to the nation.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, October 6, 2014

Fostering Safety

A Spanish and English welcome sign article icon Issue Brief The risk of sexual assault and abuse of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants in U.S. custody demands swift implementation of stronger protections.

by Sharita Gruberg and Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Administrative Action on Immigration Reform

kitchen book_alt2 icon Report A deferred action program that includes temporary work permits would lead to significant increases in payroll tax revenues.

by Patrick Oakford | Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Model State: Florida’s Legislative Turnaround on Immigration

scott and weatherfordFlorida’s changing demographics and immigrant advocacy are helping its legislators reconsider where they stand on immigration reform.

by Zach Fields | Friday, August 15, 2014