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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 & Philip E. Wolgin | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Facts on Immigration Today

immigration reform protest article icon 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.

by the CAP Immigration Team | Thursday, October 23, 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

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

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

Video: 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

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, and Jared Sanchez | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers

obama texasAdministrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.

by Patrick Oakford and Marshall Fitz | Thursday, July 10, 2014

What the President Can Do on Immigration If Congress Fails to Act

President Barack Obama meets with individuals fasting for immigration reform book_alt2 icon 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.

by Marshall Fitz | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Latino Electorate by Immigrant Generation

Immigration reform article icon 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.

by Patrick Oakford | Thursday, June 12, 2014

House Republicans Have Nothing to Fear from Supporting Immigration Reform

Boehner and EllmersThe 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.

by Henry Fernandez and Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, May 19, 2014

A Little-Known Congressional Quota is Placing LGBT Immigrants in Grave Danger

Detainees leave detention center cafeteriaImmigration and Customs Enforcement’s bed quota is becoming increasingly outdated, inefficient, and inhumane.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: Detention Means Big Money for For-Profit Prisons

Nearly two-thirds of all immigrant detainees are held by the Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA, and the Geo Group Inc.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: What Could $600 Million Buy?

The bed quota costs taxpayers $600 million each year that could go toward housing vulnerable populations.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014