Regardless 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.
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.
Florida’s changing demographics and immigrant advocacy are helping its legislators reconsider where they stand on immigration reform.
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.
The 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.
Video While Congress continues to dither on immigration reform, here are five facts you need to know about immigrants and our economy.
The president can accelerate the process for screening unaccompanied children who are fleeing violence, without sacrificing fairness or due process and without changing existing law.
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.
Administrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.
Based 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.
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.
Report The president has broad—although not absolute—executive authority to set enforcement priorities, defer deportations of unauthorized immigrants, and mitigate some of the harshest effects of our broken immigration system.
Unaccompanied 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.