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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

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