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The Economic Benefits and Electoral Implications of DAPA

Hispanic family Nebraska flags muralThe 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.

by Lizet Ocampo | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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

immigration detention centerData 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.

by Sharita Gruberg | Thursday, May 14, 2015

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

A mother reads with her children 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.

by Tracey Ross | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How the November Immigration Directives Will Help Farmworkers

farmFarmworkers 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.

by Isabel M. Skilton | Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

immigration case worker 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.

by Marshall Fitz and Stephen Legomsky | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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