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Everything You Need to Know About United States v. Texas

play_alt icon Video The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about federal immigration enforcement policies in United States v. Texas on April 18. Here is everything you need to know about what is at stake.

by Lizet Ocampo, Tom Jawetz, Andrew Satter, Kulsum Ebrahim | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Clear Guidance on Humanitarian Parole Is Needed to Reunite Same-Sex Partners Who Are Unable to Legally Marry

LGBT activists lobby Senators.Even with marriage equality, same-sex couples continue to face separation under U.S. immigration laws.

by Sharita Gruberg | Thursday, February 11, 2016

How For-Profit Companies Are Driving Immigration Detention Policies

immigrant in detention article icon Issue Brief Companies’ quest for greater profits is expanding the immigration custody system at the expense of the health, safety, and rights of immigrants.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, December 18, 2015

Building Financial Security by Overcoming Identification Barriers

Applicants wait for ID cards.For unauthorized immigrants, identification can also be a tool for financial inclusion.

by Joe Valenti | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Latinos Are Shaping the Future of the United States

Latino family book_alt2 icon Report The development of Latinos as the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population will change the electoral landscape, but the extent of their impact depends on actions related to immigration and trade across the Americas.

by the Center for American Progress and Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas | Monday, November 30, 2015

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

Turning Our Backs on the 14th Amendment

Constitution article icon Issue Brief Birthright citizenship—a key right under the 14th Amendment and now a hot-button topic in the immigration debate—is facing repeal efforts that are un-American and unconstitutional.

by Tom Jawetz and Sanam Malik | Monday, November 9, 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

North Carolina’s Dangerous Stance on Immigration Threatens Community Trust

Naturalization ceremonyNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory should veto anti-immigrant bill H.B. 318 and support policies that integrate the state’s immigrant community.

by Silva Mathema | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 Turns 50

Lyndon JohnsonThe Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 helped to turn the United States into a more multicultural society. Fifty years later, the law provides important lessons for advancing immigration reform.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, October 16, 2015

Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters

I voted stickersAsian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the nation’s fastest-growing racial group. But despite their soaring numbers, they still face barriers to reaching the voting booth.

by Sanam Malik | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top 6 Facts on the Latino Vote

registering Latino voterLatinos are a growing segment of the electorate and tremendous potential exists for them to gain much more political power in 2016 and beyond.

by Lizet Ocampo | Thursday, September 17, 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