As the courts debate President Barack Obama’s immigration directives, undocumented students continue to fight for access to higher education in Texas and other states.
Immigration enforcement harms families and children. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security immigration directives will help alleviate these burdens through a shift to more family-friendly immigration policies.
Charts Attempting to deport all 5 million people who would benefit from the president’s November 20, 2014, directives on immigration would cost more than $50 billion.
Issue Brief Changing electoral demographics will have noticeable effects on the 2016 elections. In 2016, to win the presidency—as well as many U.S. Senate races—both parties will need to secure substantial support from voters of color.
Recent lawsuits that challenge executive action on immigration are unlikely to proceed. They miss the legal rationale for the action and ignore the large economic benefits it could bring.
Report Undocumented students must navigate a labyrinth of policies from federal, state, and postsecondary institutions to earn a college degree. Policymakers can help ensure that undocumented young people and the economy prosper by removing these barriers.
The 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.
Using 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.
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.
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.
Report Closing the educational achievement gaps of children of color would strengthen our economy and our nation.
The 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.
Issue Brief Everything you need to know about our foreign-born population, their impact on the economy, current immigration policy, and the voting power of new Americans.
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.