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Infographic: The Screening Process for Entry to the United States for Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees face a long security screening process before being admitted for entry to the United States that is specially designed to mitigate any threats and helps ensure Americans are not placed in harm’s way.

| Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Obama Administration Makes Refugee Program More LGBT-Inclusive

LGBT and U.S. flags waveThe U.S. Department of State’s recent inclusion of same-sex partners as a family reunification refugee priority category will improve access to the refugee program for LGBT families.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, October 30, 2015

Combating Child Smugglers in Central America

A 7-year-old immigrant from El Salvador plays outside his apartment building.The U.S. and Central American governments need to do more to combat the root causes behind child smuggling and violence in the Northern Triangle region.

by Liamarie Quinde | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What Would It Cost to Deport 11.3 Million Unauthorized Immigrants?

detention centerAt a minimum, mass deportation would cost the nation $114 billion—and potentially far more over time.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Federal-Local Coordination on Immigration Enforcement: Prioritizing Public Safety

Normandale Community College Latino ClubPrioritizing safety for all is the focus of locally tailored immigration enforcement programs.

by Lizet Ocampo | Monday, July 20, 2015

Results from a Nationwide Survey of DACA Recipients Illustrate the Program’s Impact

immigration naturalization oathA nationwide survey shows that DACA recipients are getting better jobs, earning more money, and acquiring more higher education.

by Tom K. Wong, Kelly K. Richter, Ignacia Rodriguez, Philip E. Wolgin | Thursday, July 9, 2015

2 Years Later, Immigrants Are Still Waiting on Immigration Reform

young immigrant flagHad 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.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Humanitarian Diplomacy

LGBT march Nicaragua 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.

by Sharita Gruberg and Rachel West | Thursday, June 18, 2015

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.

by Sharita Gruberg and Andrew Lomax | Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Top 10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants Today

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

by Sanam Malik and Philip E. Wolgin | Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Asian Immigrants in the United States Today

Mee MouaAsians 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.

by Sanam Malik | Thursday, May 21, 2015

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