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Immigration: Archives

By the Numbers: Every President Since Eisenhower Has Taken Executive Action on Immigration

Obama speachRegardless of their party, each of the past 11 presidents have used executive action to shape immigration policy. Doing so in 2014 would bring tangible benefits to the nation.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, October 6, 2014

Fostering Safety

A Spanish and English welcome sign article icon Issue Brief The risk of sexual assault and abuse of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants in U.S. custody demands swift implementation of stronger protections.

by Sharita Gruberg and Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Model State: Florida’s Legislative Turnaround on Immigration

scott and weatherfordFlorida’s changing demographics and immigrant advocacy are helping its legislators reconsider where they stand on immigration reform.

by Zach Fields | Friday, August 15, 2014

Violence Is Causing Children to Flee Central America

guatemala funeral Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have some of the highest levels of violence in Central America. These conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries.

by CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Children Fleeing Central American Violence Need Access to Lawyers

migrant childrenThe United States should provide legal representation for Central American child refugees, many of who have legitimate claims for relief. Doing so would be cost effective and reduce the backlog in immigration courts.

by Diego Quezada | Thursday, August 7, 2014

Video: 5 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants and Our Economy

play_alt icon Video While Congress continues to dither on immigration reform, here are five facts you need to know about immigrants and our economy.

by Ann Garcia and Lauren Malkani | Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Way Forward on Child Refugees

ImmigrationThe president can accelerate the process for screening unaccompanied children who are fleeing violence, without sacrificing fairness or due process and without changing existing law.

by Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Citizenship Matters

child immigrants book_alt2 icon Report The children of immigrants are a critical—but often overlooked—demographic who care deeply about how both parties act on immigration, and will be influential in shaping the future of American politics.

by Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, Vanessa Carter, and Jared Sanchez | Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America

A young migrant girl waits for a freight train to depart on her way to the U.S. border, in Ixtepec, Mexico. article icon Issue Brief The humanitarian situation on the U.S. southern border, created by a dramatic increase in children fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries, demands a range of sustainable interventions across northern Central America, as well as increased international assistance.

by Dan Restrepo and Ann Garcia | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers

obama texasAdministrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.

by Patrick Oakford and Marshall Fitz | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Statistical Analysis Shows that Violence, Not Deferred Action, Is Behind the Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border

Two young girls sit in their holding area at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, ArizonaBased on a statistical analysis of unaccompanied children arrivals data, border security statistics, and violence levels in Central America, it is clear that violence in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—rather than deferred action or lax U.S. border enforcement—is driving the increase in unaccompanied children.

by Tom K. Wong | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Surprises of a Changing Nation

naturalization ceremony As the nation’s demographics continue to shift, Americans living in homogenous regions may be shocked as the racial and ethnic makeups of their communities change.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 2, 2014

5 Things You Need to Know About Unaccompanied Children

Detainees playUnaccompanied children are arriving in the United States at an unprecedented rate as they flee violence in Central America. While the government is increasing its capacity to deal with this humanitarian crisis, more needs to be done to ensure the safety and security of these children.

by Philip E. Wolgin and Angela Maria Kelley | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Latino Electorate by Immigrant Generation

Immigration reform article icon Issue Brief Second-generation immigrants are the driving force behind the growth of the Latino electorate. As immigrants and their children make up a larger share of this electorate, immigration reform will become an even more pressing policy issue for the Latino electorate.

by Patrick Oakford | Thursday, June 12, 2014

LGBT Undocumented Immigrants Face an Increased Risk of Hate Violence

LGBT anti-hate rallyA national study found that people living at the intersection of LGBT and undocumented immigrant communities face an increased risk of hate violence.

by Sharita Gruberg | Tuesday, June 10, 2014