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How Executive Action Can Build a More Fair, Humane, and Workable Immigration System Article
Giagnna Mendez, originally from Peru, participates in a swearing-in ceremony to become an American citizen on June 4, 2020, in Miami. (Getty/Joe Raedle)

How Executive Action Can Build a More Fair, Humane, and Workable Immigration System

The Biden administration can jump-start a series of necessary reforms by issuing a clear and expansive executive order in its first days that condemns the damage caused to the immigration system by the past administration, pauses deportations, and outlines principles to guide policy development over the next four years.

Tom Jawetz

How COVID-19 Sent Women’s Workforce Progress Backward Report

How COVID-19 Sent Women’s Workforce Progress Backward

The collapse of the child care sector and drastic reductions in school supervision hours as a result of COVID-19 could drive millions of mothers out of the paid workforce. Inaction could cost billions, undermine family economic security, and set gender equity back a generation.

Julie Kashen, Sarah Jane Glynn, Amanda Novello

4 Ways Trump’s Tax Bill Left Behind the Latino Community Article
People wait in line to fill out unemployment forms near the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico, California, which has been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 24, 2020. (Getty/Mario Tama)

4 Ways Trump’s Tax Bill Left Behind the Latino Community

The Trump administration’s tax bill increased inequality and cut taxes for the wealthy, while leaving Latinos, regardless of income, behind.

Galen Hendricks, Ryan Zamarripa

5 Ways the Trump Administration’s Policies Have Harmed Children Article
A child wearing a mask rides a scooter down the street in New York City, July 2020. (Getty/Alexi Rosenfeld)

5 Ways the Trump Administration’s Policies Have Harmed Children

The policies of the past four years have been unequivocally damaging to young children, threatening programs that help to meet their basic needs.

Erin Robinson, Katie Hamm

Interactive: The First 100 Days Interactive
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Interactive: The First 100 Days

This interactive database features nearly 250 recommendations that the next administration can advance, adopt, and implement within the first 100 days to set the country on a path toward a more progressive national security approach.

the CAP National Security and International Policy Team

New DHS Policy Threatens To Undo Gains Made by DACA Recipients Article
Student immigration activists participate in a rally defending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after they walked out from area high schools and universities, November 8, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Getty/Alex Wong)

New DHS Policy Threatens To Undo Gains Made by DACA Recipients

DACA continues to be a major success, but the Trump administration’s newest attempt to restrict the initiative threatens this progress.

Tom K. Wong, Sanaa Abrar, Claudia Flores, 4 More Tom Jawetz, Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec, Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Philip E. Wolgin

How the Trump Administration Has Harmed Faith Communities Report
 (Black clergy members stand with other attendees during a Mass for racial healing on Castle Island in South Boston on June 13, 2020.)

How the Trump Administration Has Harmed Faith Communities

People of faith have suffered under the Trump administration’s attacks on civil rights, religious freedom, and health and economic well-being.

Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Maggie Siddiqi, Samantha Behar

Women Have Paid the Price for Trump’s Regulatory Agenda Report

Women Have Paid the Price for Trump’s Regulatory Agenda

The Trump administration has issued dozens of regulations that have threatened women’s progress and cost them billions—revealing a fundamental disregard for women.

Osub Ahmed, Shilpa Phadke, Diana Boesch

5 Immediate Steps To Rein in DHS in the Wake of Portland Report
 (People gather to protest in front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland, Oregon, on July 27, 2020.)

5 Immediate Steps To Rein in DHS in the Wake of Portland

The recent actions by U.S. Department of Homeland Security personnel on the streets of Portland, Oregon, and across the country raise significant concerns about a department out of control.

Tom Jawetz, Philip E. Wolgin, Claudia Flores

Restoring Integrity and Independence at the U.S. Justice Department Report
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Restoring Integrity and Independence at the U.S. Justice Department

The next attorney general has a daunting task to rebuild the U.S. Department of Justice; this report contains recommendations from former DOJ officials who served in multiple administrations on how to start that important work.

the Criminal Justice team

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