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How Immigrants Positively Affect the Business Community and the U.S. Economy

immigrant business ownerImmigrants play an important role in the U.S. economy and in supporting businesses across the country.

by Cesar Maximiliano Estrada | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Refugee Integration in the United States

Refugees work in factory book_alt2 icon Report Over time, refugees who have resettled in the United States integrate well into local economies and their new communities, and a majority of them become citizens.

by David Dyssegaard Kallick | Thursday, June 16, 2016

How Overly Broad Religious Exemptions Are Putting Children at Risk of Sexual Abuse

beds in detention centerReligious exemptions in federal guidelines to address sexual abuse of children undermine their efficacy.

by Sharita Gruberg, Carolyn Davis, Victor Lopez | Thursday, May 12, 2016

How Educators and Communities Can Reduce the Fear of Deportation Among Unauthorized Students and Families

Teacher of unaccompanied minorsTo ensure a safe learning environment, educators need to take action to support unauthorized students and students living in mixed-status families by discouraging the presence of ICE officers on school grounds and upholding the spirit of Plyler v. Doe.

by Kayla Lee | Monday, April 25, 2016

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

They Are Refugees: An Increasing Number of People Are Fleeing Violence in the Northern Triangle

A son embraces his mother bars icon Charts The escalating violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala is forcing many citizens—especially mothers and children—to flee to safety.

by Silva Mathema | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Why We Must Protect Central American Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence

play_alt icon Video Until appropriate procedural safeguards can be put in place, the Obama administration should halt the raids and ensure due process for Central American refugees.

by Tom Jawetz, Philip E. Wolgin, Andrew Satter, Kulsum Ebrahim | Friday, February 5, 2016

Ensuring Due Process Protections for Central American Refugees

child looks through fenceAll asylum seekers must be informed of their rights, have access to counsel, and not be rushed to deportation before making their full case for protection.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, February 1, 2016

Addressing the Flow of Central American Mothers and Children Seeking Protection

A migrant reacts after being taken into custodyRecent raids on Central American children and families raise significant concerns about due process, fairness, and humanity.

by Tom Jawetz | Tuesday, January 12, 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

Providing Identification to Unauthorized Immigrants

Women and son municipal ID book_alt2 icon Report Expanding access to and acceptance of identification cards and driver’s licenses for unauthorized immigrants would bring broad societal benefits.

by Silva Mathema | Tuesday, November 24, 2015

DAPA Matters

Polling place 2012 book_alt2 icon Report DAPA-affected voters—citizen family members of those eligible for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents—will comprise sizable and potentially decisive portions of key and emerging battleground state electorates across the country in 2016 and beyond.

by Manuel Pastor, Tom Jawetz, Lizet Ocampo | Thursday, November 19, 2015

2016 and 2020 DAPA-Affected Voters and 2012 Margins of Victory, by State

cursor icon Interactive In 2016 and 2020, U.S. citizen family members of those who are eligible for DAPA will make up significant and growing portions of voters in key states across the country.

by Manuel Pastor, Tom Jawetz, Lizet Ocampo | Thursday, November 19, 2015