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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

The High Economic Cost of Delaying DAPA and Expanded DACA

cursor icon Interactive Each day without expanded DACA and DAPA, the United States loses out on millions of dollars in gross domestic product growth.

by Silva Mathema | Thursday, November 19, 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

America at Its Best

Syrian refugee mother and childWelcoming Syrian refugees is a moral and security imperative that can be accomplished safely.

by Tom Jawetz and Ken Gude | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Turning Our Backs on the 14th Amendment

Constitution article icon Issue Brief Birthright citizenship—a key right under the 14th Amendment and now a hot-button topic in the immigration debate—is facing repeal efforts that are un-American and unconstitutional.

by Tom Jawetz and Sanam Malik | Monday, November 9, 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

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