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Immigration Reform Archives

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

Infographic: How Long Are People in Detention?

Immigrants that are fighting their deportation cases are detained the longest.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: Do We Need to Detain 34,000 Immigrants Every Day?

Seventy percent of detained immigrants are subject to mandatory detention; the other 30 percent are detained to meet the quota.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

Infographic: Congress’ Immigrant Bed Quota

Each day, a congressional mandate requires that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, detains 34,000 immigrants.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, May 9, 2014

‘Mayday!’ A Crisis Call for Undocumented Workers

Immigrant workersAs we celebrate workers this May Day, Congress should use the remaining days in its session to pass immigration reform that would benefit undocumented immigrants, strengthen labor and employment laws, and help the economy as a whole.

by Micah Jones | Thursday, May 1, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why Immigration Reform Means More Tax Revenues

immigration, taxesImmigration reform would lead to significant increases in the country’s tax revenues.

by Patrick Oakford | Tuesday, April 15, 2014