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Immigration: Archives

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

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