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The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Deferred Action

President ObamaThe president’s announced executive actions on immigration will bring big economic benefits to the nation, raising wages for all workers, creating jobs, increasing tax revenue, growing gross domestic product, and reducing the deficit.

by Patrick Oakford and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, November 21, 2014

5 Facts to Know About President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

obama speech demonstrationUsing his legal authority, President Obama brings temporary relief to millions of immigrants through executive action. The president’s move is a first step but not a permanent solution.

by Vanessa Cárdenas | Friday, November 21, 2014

How DACA Has Improved the Lives of Undocumented Young People

A woman celebrates after the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy is instated. article icon Issue Brief The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has had an enormous effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people and their families, but more needs to be done.

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Enforcement Overdrive Has Overloaded the Immigration Courts

Immigration detention bars icon Charts Over the past two decades, the United States has put immigration and border enforcement into overdrive, while not allocating adequate resources to the immigration court system. This mismatch leads to long backlogs and delays.

by Marshall Fitz and Philip E. Wolgin | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps

Students in class book_alt2 icon Report Closing the educational achievement gaps of children of color would strengthen our economy and our nation.

by Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford | Monday, November 10, 2014

10 Facts You Need to Know About Latinos and Immigration in Colorado

ColoradoThe economic, social, and political power of Latinos in Colorado is significant and growing. Immigration reform is a critical issue to Latinos, and it will play a critical role in the state’s Senate and House races.

by Jonathan Valdez | Thursday, October 30, 2014

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

Administrative Action on Immigration Reform

kitchen book_alt2 icon Report A deferred action program that includes temporary work permits would lead to significant increases in payroll tax revenues.

by Patrick Oakford | Thursday, September 4, 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 funeralHonduras, 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 the 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

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, 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, Jared Sanchez | Thursday, July 24, 2014