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.
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.
Report A deferred action program that includes temporary work permits would lead to significant increases in payroll tax revenues.
Florida’s changing demographics and immigrant advocacy are helping its legislators reconsider where they stand on immigration reform.
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.
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.
Administrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.
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.
Issue Brief Second-generation immigrants are the driving force behind the growth of the Latino electorate. As immigrants and their children make up a larger share of this electorate, immigration reform will become an even more pressing policy issue for the Latino electorate.
The May 6th primary election in North Carolina illustrates that House Republicans have little to fear from passing immigration reform, while voters across the country are calling for candidates with pro-immigration reform policies.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s bed quota is becoming increasingly outdated, inefficient, and inhumane.
Nearly two-thirds of all immigrant detainees are held by the Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA, and the Geo Group Inc.
The bed quota costs taxpayers $600 million each year that could go toward housing vulnerable populations.