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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
Zefitret Abera Molla
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
Patrick Gaspard, Debu Gandhi, Dan Restrepo
This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report on the Biden administration’s strategic use of its lawful parole authority to enhance migration management.
The eighth annual survey of DACA recipients shows, yet again, DACA recipients’ many contributions to their communities and the U.S. economy more broadly while highlighting the need for a pathway to citizenship.
Apr 27, 2023
Tom K. Wong, Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec, Diana Pliego, 4 More
Karen Fierro Ruiz, Debu Gandhi, Trinh Q. Truong, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
Legal challenges to new immigration parole processes lack merit and will undermine border management efforts and regional migration solutions if they are successful.
Apr 19, 2023
Ayuong, a former refugee from Sudan who now attends dental school in the United States, shares what it means to be a refugee.
Feb 28, 2023
Zefitret Abera Molla, Ala Al Sadi, Madalyn Reagan, 1 More
The stories and experiences of Black immigrants are part of the American story and should be celebrated during Black History Month.
Feb 23, 2023
Zefitret Abera Molla, Grace Oyenubi, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, 2 More
Ala Al Sadi, Toni Pandolfo
The opioid epidemic is a public health issue that cannot be credibly linked to immigration or asylum-seekers.
Oct 31, 2022
Trinh Q. Truong, Debu Gandhi
In the face of election-cycle demagoguery on immigration, the Biden-Harris administration is moving forward with a serious, multipronged strategy to address the complex root causes of migration in the region.
Oct 26, 2022
Silva Mathema, Zefitret Abera Molla
Experts discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act while highlighting the important intersection between immigration and disability rights.
Aug 25, 2022
Emily DiMatteo, Mia Ives-Rublee, Trinh Q. Truong, 3 More
Toni Pandolfo, Andrew Sonntag, Ala Al Sadi
Civil rights protections designed to protect disabled people from discrimination, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, are powerful tools for ensuring that disabled asylum-seekers have access to the protection and services they need in the U.S. immigration system.
Aug 24, 2022
Trinh Q. Truong, Emily DiMatteo, Mia Ives-Rublee
A Conversation with The Atlantic’s Caitlin Dickerson
Aug 19, 2022
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's embrace of far-right racism should prompt American conservatives to cut ties with the autocratic Hungarian leader.
Aug 3, 2022
Improving the U.S. Asylum System for Disabled Noncitizens
Jul 20, 2022
This column provides a curated list of CAP’s resources on Temporary Protected Status.
Jul 19, 2022
the CAP Immigration Team
Immigrants and asylum-seekers should be provided with community-based case management services rather than placed in invasive surveillance programs that threaten their well-being, civil liberties, and privacy.
Jul 13, 2022
Trinh Q. Truong
Over the past decade, DACA has delivered lasting protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants pursuing the American dream.
Jun 15, 2022
Trinh Q. Truong, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Hai-Lam Phan, 4 More
Ala Al Sadi, Daniel Turner, Toni Pandolfo, James Mertz
Issued as a public health measure, there is no statistical evidence that border expulsions under Title 42 result in a lower COVID-19 case rate in the United States.
May 10, 2022
Tom K. Wong, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
The Biden administration’s decision to end Title 42, effective May 23, 2022, is a key step toward restoring the right to seek asylum at the border.
Apr 11, 2022
Claudia Flores, Silva Mathema, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, 5 More
Zefitret Abera Molla, Patrick Gaspard, Hai-Lam Phan, Ala Al Sadi, Toni Pandolfo
Ending the Title 42 expulsion policy at the border is an important step toward rebuilding the United States’ asylum system.
Apr 6, 2022
The U.S. government should immediately grant Temporary Protected Status to Cameroonian nationals in the United States, given the extraordinary and deteriorating conditions in the country that make a safe return impossible.
Mar 3, 2022
As Russia invades Ukraine, the United States and the European Union should do all they can to assist all people fleeing the country.
Mar 1, 2022
Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Trinh Q. Truong, Zefitret Abera Molla, 1 More
The seventh annual survey of DACA recipients illustrates DACA’s myriad benefits—as well as why policymakers must create a pathway to citizenship for recipients.
Feb 3, 2022
Tom K. Wong, Claudia Flores, Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec, 2 More
Karen Fierro Ruiz, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
Undocumented immigrants make significant economic contributions and are integral members of communities across the United States; immigration relief is necessary to continue growing the economy and strengthening communities nationwide, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 1, 2022
Nearly 600,000 DACA recipients live across the United States, raise 300,000 U.S.-citizen children, and pay $9.4 billion in taxes each year.
Nov 24, 2021
Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Trinh Q. Truong
Remittances from immigrants, including TPS holders, are an organic and powerful resource that provide people living in the Central American region direct access to basic needs and even economic stability.
Oct 28, 2021
Silva Mathema, Joel Martinez
While not providing permanent protections, including immigration parole in reconciliation would allow up to 7.1 million undocumented immigrants to gain long-term temporary status while satisfying the objections of the Senate parliamentarian.
Oct 12, 2021
Philip E. Wolgin, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Claudia Flores
Updating the Immigration and Nationality Act’s registry date from 1972 to 2010 would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to access a pathway to citizenship.
Sep 23, 2021
Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Claudia Flores, Philip E. Wolgin
The proposed House budget reconciliation bill would create a pathway to citizenship for 6.9 million Dreamers, those eligible for Temporary Protected Status, and essential workers—including farmworkers—all while boosting U.S. economy.
Sep 13, 2021
The Biden administration should lead in developing a human rights-centered plan for the forcibly displaced to mitigate further disaster in Afghanistan.
Aug 17, 2021
Alexandra Schmitt, Elisa Massimino
A pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants benefits the U.S. economy as a whole—and it can be done through the budget reconciliation process.
Jul 1, 2021
Philip E. Wolgin
To meet the challenges of today, the Biden administration and Congress should reform the Department of Homeland Security around a mission that highlights safety and services alongside its traditional protecting roles.
Jun 16, 2021
Mara Rudman, Rudy deLeon, Joel Martinez, 5 More
Elisa Massimino, Silva Mathema, Katrina Mulligan, Alexandra Schmitt, Philip E. Wolgin
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