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Improving the Lives of All Americans
Director, Women’s Initiative
Senior Director, Human Security and International Policy
Director, Immigration Policy
Senior Policy Analyst
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The just-released Senate border deal is a sincere, bipartisan attempt to create much needed order at the U.S.-Mexico border; release pressure on the broken asylum system, resource agencies, and communities; and provide other targeted solutions across the immigration system. However, to achieve and sustain order at the border, Congress must more boldly address what drives migration in the region and must create accessible lawful pathways that are an alternative to asylum.
Feb 5, 2024
Patrick Gaspard, Debu Gandhi, Dan Restrepo
DACA recipients collectively earn nearly $27.9 billion and contribute nearly $2.1 billion to Social Security and Medicare each year, making the economy and their communities stronger.
Jan 25, 2024
Trinh Q. Truong, Silva Mathema
DACA has empowered its recipients to pursue entrepreneurship and continue helping their families, their communities, and the U.S. economy in the face of significant barriers.
Rosa Barrientos-Ferrer, Silva Mathema, Trinh Q. Truong
Dan Restrepo writes in The Messenger about how American policymakers should address challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dec 19, 2023
Lorella Praeli is the co-president of Community Change and Community Change Action and the first recipient of the John D. Podesta Progressive Champion Award.
Oct 24, 2023
Tom Jawetz and researchers from Texas A&M and the University of Virginia argue that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations may decrease some of the push factors that are causing Venezuelans and others to come to the United States.
Oct 5, 2023
Ben Helms, David Leblang, Tom Jawetz
This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report outlining the need for a whole-of-government, society-wide approach to addressing the complex challenges posed by the opioid overdose epidemic.
Sep 21, 2023
Trinh Q. Truong, Debu Gandhi, Jill Rosenthal, 5 More
Marquisha Johns, Mariam Rashid, Dan Restrepo, Akua Amaning, Cleo Bluthenthal
The opioid epidemic is a complex public health crisis that can be ameliorated by addressing root causes of drug use; expanding access to treatment and harm reduction strategies; and reducing the supply of illicit opioids entering the United States.
Sep 20, 2023
The uncoordinated busing and relocation of migrants and asylum-seekers poses various challenges to receiving cities and states across the country; but practical solutions at the local, state, and federal levels can turn these challenges into opportunities.
Aug 9, 2023
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Laura Rodriguez writes about why Florida’s new anti-immigrant law could be disastrous for the economy.
Jul 25, 2023
The lack of adequate interpretation and translation services for asylum-seekers who are not proficient in English impedes their ability to navigate the complex immigration system.
May 25, 2023
As the Title 42 order comes to an end, America can humanely and effectively meet the challenge of rising numbers at the border.
May 10, 2023
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