Guillermo Cantor – Immigration Impact http://immigrationimpact.com Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:29:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 What Are the Risks of Adding a Citizenship Question to the Decennial Census? http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/28/risks-adding-citizenship-question-census/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/28/risks-adding-citizenship-question-census/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:02:46 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22217

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Monday night that a question on citizenship status will be added to the 2020 decennial census questionnaire. This decision, which was adopted in response to a request from the Department of Justice, has raised deep concern within both the immigrant rights and academic research communities. Having an accurate count […]

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Trump’s Derogatory Comments Revive Racist Legacy in Immigration Policy http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/12/trump-derogatory-comments-racist-immigration/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/12/trump-derogatory-comments-racist-immigration/#comments Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:15:08 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21800

Media outlets around the globe reported on President Trump’s disparaging comments regarding nationals of certain countries. According to the Washington Post, during a discussion with lawmakers in the White House regarding protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries on Thursday, the president asked “Why are we having all these people from shithole […]

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‘Sanctuary’ Policies Do Not Foster Crime, Research Shows http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/12/18/sanctuary-policies-foster-crime/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/12/18/sanctuary-policies-foster-crime/#respond Mon, 18 Dec 2017 22:29:08 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21671

During its first ten months in office, the Trump administration has made aggressive immigration enforcement a priority. One of the areas in which this approach was crystalized was around so-called sanctuary jurisdictions—communities across the country that have adopted ordinances that explicitly curtail cooperation with the federal government regarding immigration enforcement. The Trump administration has been […]

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U.S. Immigration Officials Frequently Use Coercive Tactics to Deport Mexican Migrants http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/20/officials-coercive-tactics-deport-mexican-migrants/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/20/officials-coercive-tactics-deport-mexican-migrants/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:33:41 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21327

U.S. immigration officials have a long history of overstepping the boundaries of their legal authority and violating the constitutional and other legal rights of migrants at the Southwest border. Allegations of abuse throughout the apprehension, detention, and deportation process are not new; immigrant rights organizations and media outlets have reported on those violations for years. […]

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The DACA Affair: The Epitome of Injustice http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/06/the-daca-affair-the-epitome-of-injustice/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/06/the-daca-affair-the-epitome-of-injustice/#comments Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:31:25 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21272

On January 13, 1898, the novelist Émile Zola penned a now famous open letter in the French newspaper L’Aurore, accusing the French government of anti-Semitism for falsely convicting military officer Alfred Dreyfus of espionage. The impassioned essay on what became known as the Dreyfus Affair galvanized many of the era’s prominent writers, artists and intellectuals […]

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Border Patrol Abuses Rarely Result in Any Serious Disciplinary Action http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/08/02/border-patrol-abuses-rarely-result-in-any-serious-disciplinary-action/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/08/02/border-patrol-abuses-rarely-result-in-any-serious-disciplinary-action/#respond Wed, 02 Aug 2017 20:59:35 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21109

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the nation’s largest federal law-enforcement agency, has a long history of violating constitutional and other rights of both immigrants and U.S. citizens. For example, agents of the Border Patrol (a component agency of CBP) are known for regularly overstepping the boundaries of their authority by using excessive force, detaining […]

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How to Get the Immigration System in Line With Our Nation’s Values and Interests http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/06/27/immigration-system-in-line-values/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/06/27/immigration-system-in-line-values/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:58:36 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=20926

Over the past two decades, much of the immigration policy debate has focused on issues related to immigration enforcement. In fact, many argue that “enforcement first”—the notion that we must adequately enforce the laws on the books before considering broader immigration reforms—has de facto become the nation’s singular immigration policy. This preoccupation with enforcement has […]

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The Ongoing Mishandling of Migrants’ Possessions by CBP and ICE http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/12/21/migrant-possessions-mishandling/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/12/21/migrant-possessions-mishandling/#respond Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:19:42 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=20048

Each year, tens of thousands of individuals are deported from the United States to Mexico without their personal belongings—including their identifications, money, and cell phones, among other possessions. Both U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have a serious and longstanding problem with handling the personal belongings of detained migrants […]

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New Study Shows the Multiple Forms of Skilled Immigrant Labor http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/11/28/study-shows-the-multiple-forms-of-skilled-immigrant-labor/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/11/28/study-shows-the-multiple-forms-of-skilled-immigrant-labor/#respond Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:05:19 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=19943

It is well known that immigrants make enormous contributions to the U.S. economy as workers, consumers, taxpayers, and entrepreneurs. As part of the labor force, immigrants are employed in a wide range of industries but tend to be concentrated in some occupations at both ends of the occupational spectrum. At the “lower end” of the […]

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Lengthy Detention and Reprehensible Conditions in Border Patrol Facilities, New Evidence Shows http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/08/18/immigrant-detention-conditions/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/08/18/immigrant-detention-conditions/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:23:04 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=19512

Each year, the Border Patrol—a division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—holds hundreds of thousands of individuals in detention facilities near the U.S. southern border. These facilities are meant to hold individuals for a short time while they undergo initial processing and until a decision is made about the appropriate next step in their cases. […]

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DACA Still Has Room for Many Potentially Eligible Young Adults http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/08/12/daca-eligible-population/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/08/12/daca-eligible-population/#respond Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:54:50 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=19494

Since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative was first implemented back in August 2012, it has positively changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young individuals in the United States. According to the most recent official statistics, as of March 2016, 820,000 individuals have applied for DACA, and 728,285 have received it. […]

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Deterrence Strategy Targeting Central American Asylum Seekers Comes at a High Human Cost http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/05/18/central-americans-deported/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/05/18/central-americans-deported/#respond Wed, 18 May 2016 18:07:19 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=19138

The Obama Administration has recently announced plans to double down on its strategy of rounding up and deporting Central American asylum seekers to some of the most dangerous countries in the world. This is part of the Administration’s deterrence strategy, which is specifically designed to curtail the flow of asylum-seeking women and children migrating from […]

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Customs and Border Protection Releases Independent Review of Its Complaints System http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/03/24/customs-border-protection-releases-independent-review-complaints-system/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/03/24/customs-border-protection-releases-independent-review-complaints-system/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 21:20:23 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=18865

As part of its announced efforts to become more transparent and accountable, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just released the results of a review of its processes for handling allegations of employee misconduct. The review, which was conducted by an independent consulting firm and completed four months ago, yielded 19 findings and 62 recommendations. […]

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DHS Office of Inspector General Launches Unannounced Inspections of Detention Centers http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/03/18/inspection-of-immigrant-detention-facilities/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/03/18/inspection-of-immigrant-detention-facilities/#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:48:16 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=18841

For years, immigrant rights groups have documented deplorable conditions in immigration detention facilities. Yet, in spite of the growing evidence pointing to the prevalence of inhumane conditions of detention, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has shown very little initiative in trying to address this problem. This week, in an attempt to start remediating that, […]

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Who Would Benefit from DAPA? http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/03/04/who-benefits-from-dapa/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/03/04/who-benefits-from-dapa/#respond Fri, 04 Mar 2016 21:01:48 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=18752

Within the next few months, the Supreme Court will determine whether the President’s deferred action initiatives announced in November 2014—namely, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—constitute a lawful exercise of executive discretion. That decision will both directly and indirectly affect the lives […]

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How States Are Shaping the Opportunities for Those Who Are DACAmented http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/02/29/deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-benefits/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/02/29/deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-benefits/#respond Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:34:41 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=18565

Since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was first implemented back in August 2012, it has positively changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young individuals in the United States. According to the most recent official statistics, as of September 2015, almost 700,000 individuals received DACA. Today, the American Immigration Council released […]

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U.S. Children of Undocumented Immigrants Set up for Failure by Current Policies http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/01/14/children-of-undocumented-immigrants/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/01/14/children-of-undocumented-immigrants/#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2016 21:33:04 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=18402

U.S. children are clearly at a disadvantage if they have at least one undocumented parent. According to a report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released yesterday, of the estimated 5.1 million U.S. children under age 18 currently living with at least one undocumented parent, 79 percent (4.1 million) are U.S. citizens. The population of […]

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Lengthy Detention and Deplorable Conditions the Norm in CBP Detention Centers http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/12/17/conditions-in-immigrant-detention-centers/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/12/17/conditions-in-immigrant-detention-centers/#respond Thu, 17 Dec 2015 20:08:35 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=18318

Each year, the Border Patrol—a division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—holds hundreds of thousands of individuals in detention facilities near the U.S. southern border. These facilities are meant to hold individuals for a short time while they undergo initial processing and a decision is made about where they go next, taking into account […]

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The Untold Story of ICE’s Criminal Alien Program http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/11/02/criminal-alien-program/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/11/02/criminal-alien-program/#respond Mon, 02 Nov 2015 21:04:26 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=18139

In a report released, the American Immigration Council shines a light on the primary channel through which Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducts immigration enforcement in the interior of the United States: the Criminal Alien Program (CAP). The report offers a unique, detailed examination of the population removed through CAP at the height of ICE’s […]

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Why Congress Should Eliminate the Term “Alien” from Federal Law http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/10/27/why-congress-should-eliminate-the-term-alien-from-federal-law/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/10/27/why-congress-should-eliminate-the-term-alien-from-federal-law/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:07:38 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=18114

Last week, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to remove derogatory language describing noncitizens as “aliens” from federal law. The bill, known as the Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act, eliminates the use of this terminology in U.S. code and federal agencies’ materials and documentation. If enacted, the CHANGE Act would […]

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