Walter Ewing – Immigration Impact http://immigrationimpact.com Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:06:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Federal Audit Outlines Lasting Impacts of Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/07/16/federal-audit-outlines-lasting-impacts-of-trumps-executive-orders-on-immigration/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/07/16/federal-audit-outlines-lasting-impacts-of-trumps-executive-orders-on-immigration/#respond Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:02:53 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22793

President Trump wasted no time after assuming office in signing three executive orders which fundamentally changed the nature of immigration enforcement in the United States: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements; Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States; and Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States (commonly known […]

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Federal Investigation Finds ICE Fails to Address Sexual Assault, Abuse in Immigrant Detention Centers http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/07/10/investigation-ice-abuse-immigrant-detention-centers/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/07/10/investigation-ice-abuse-immigrant-detention-centers/#respond Tue, 10 Jul 2018 21:03:06 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22762

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) consistently fails to conduct adequate inspections of its detention facilities or to follow up on recommended corrections at facilities that are found not to meet agency standards. As a result, many immigrant detainees are held in conditions that threaten their health and safety, or which fail to respect their […]

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Re-Definition of ‘Public Charge’ Could Drastically Slash Family Immigration http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/06/28/public-charge-slash-family-immigration/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/06/28/public-charge-slash-family-immigration/#respond Thu, 28 Jun 2018 18:49:08 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22712

The Trump administration is quietly attempting to revamp the U.S. immigration system by circumventing Congress and changing the nation’s immigration policies through new federal regulations. The administration has always favored a significant reduction in legal immigration and has pursued that goal through multiple avenues: admitting fewer refugees, cutting Temporary Protected Status for several countries, and […]

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How Family-Based Immigrants Succeed in the US Economy http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/06/12/family-based-immigrants-economy/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/06/12/family-based-immigrants-economy/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:27:30 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22605

Migration based on family ties has long been the foundation of the U.S. immigration system. Yet lawmakers are proposing drastic cuts to family-based immigration in favor of immigrants who come to the United States based on their skill sets, arguing that these immigrants add more value to the U.S. economy. However, this distinction between skill-based […]

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Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy Treats Parents like Criminals http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/06/06/trump-zero-tolerance-policy-parents/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/06/06/trump-zero-tolerance-policy-parents/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 21:32:04 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22577

Since the implementation of a “zero-tolerance” policy in April 2018 toward illegal entry (as well as attempted illegal entry) into the United States, criminal prosecutions of unauthorized border-crossers under the Trump administration have started to rise. Criminal prosecutions of migrants apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the southwest border with Mexico jumped a […]

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Trump’s Nominee for Refugee Bureau Has an Anti-Immigrant History http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/30/trump-nominee-refugee-anti-immigrant/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/30/trump-nominee-refugee-anti-immigrant/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 20:28:05 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22540

When it comes to U.S. refugee policy, the Trump administration is asking Congress to let the fox guard the hen house. The administration has nominated Ronald Mortensen to be assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), housed within the U.S. State Department. Mortensen is a retired foreign service officer, […]

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Government Playing Fast and Loose With ‘Gang Member’ Label http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/24/immigrant-gang-myth/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/24/immigrant-gang-myth/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 21:18:15 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22526

There is no doubt that criminal gangs operating in the United States adversely impact the lives of many people living in communities throughout the country. However, in a nefarious act, President Trump is attempting to cast young people fleeing Central America as gang members—which is simply untrue. As the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) points […]

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Immigrants Create Jobs for American Workers, Boosting the U.S. Employment Rate http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/22/immigrants-create-jobs-american-workers-employment-rate/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/22/immigrants-create-jobs-american-workers-employment-rate/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 21:26:19 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22508

When immigrants bring their skills to the U.S. labor market, everyone—immigrants and native-born workers alike—benefit from their company. Research has repeatedly shown that native-born workers are advantaged by the presence of immigrant workers in the labor market. A new report from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) adds to this growing body of research. […]

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Local Limits on Immigration Enforcement Successfully Slow Deportation Machine http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/14/local-limits-immigration-enforcement-successfully-slow-deportation-machine/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/14/local-limits-immigration-enforcement-successfully-slow-deportation-machine/#respond Mon, 14 May 2018 21:44:44 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22472

Immigration policies may be crafted on a national scale, under the purview of the federal government, but it is at the local level that immigrants live their lives. And it is at the local level that heavy handed immigration enforcement disrupts the lives of immigrants, as well as the lives of the native-born Americans with […]

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Immigrants Are Founding a Quarter of New Businesses in the United States http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/02/immigrants-founding-new-businesses/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/05/02/immigrants-founding-new-businesses/#respond Wed, 02 May 2018 22:16:47 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22413

National Small Business Week, which runs from April 29 to May 5, highlights the hard work of the United States’ business owners, entrepreneurs, and innovators. America’s small businesses—nearly 30 million in total—employ almost half of all U.S. workers. In order to fully celebrate the contributions of businesses both large and small, we must also recognize […]

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The Trump Administration Is Placing More Long-Residing Immigrants Into Court Proceedings http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/04/24/trump-placing-longer-residents-court-proceedings/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/04/24/trump-placing-longer-residents-court-proceedings/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:57:35 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22358

For years, immigration enforcement officials prioritized recent border-crossers over long-time residents with U.S.-born children, clean criminal records, or other evidence of roots in the United States. This was done by exercising “prosecutorial discretion” in deciding against whom to initiate deportation proceedings. The basic idea was that scarce law-enforcement resources shouldn’t be wasted tracking down people […]

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High Profile Cases Highlight Border Patrol Abuses and Need for Systemic Change http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/04/17/high-profile-cases-highlight-border-patrol-abuses-need-systemic-change/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/04/17/high-profile-cases-highlight-border-patrol-abuses-need-systemic-change/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:44:12 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22323

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—the Border Patrol in particular—has a reputation for repeatedly and systematically violating the rights of immigrants and U.S. citizens alike. Border Patrol agents are known for regularly using excessive force during apprehensions, detaining people under inhumane conditions, and resorting to coercion and misinformation in order to remove people from the […]

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement Regularly Detains Children for Months at a Time http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/20/immigration-enforcement-detains-children/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/20/immigration-enforcement-detains-children/#respond Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:13:37 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22167

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to their internal operations. The agency rarely discloses basic details about where their immigration detention centers are located, how many people are detained, or what the cost is to keep these facilities operational. As one of the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement arms, […]

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Trump Claims the Wall Will ‘Pay for Itself’ – That Isn’t True http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/16/trump-wall-pay/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/16/trump-wall-pay/#respond Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:19:12 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22158

Contrary to much overblown rhetoric, President Trump’s preeminent symbol of immigration enforcement—The Wall—is not a cost-effective way to enhance the security of the U.S.-Mexico border. The direct costs of the border wall are likely much higher than the Trump administration’s estimates; and indirect economic and social benefits which a wall might yield are much smaller […]

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Immigration Enforcement Priorities Have Been Abandoned—and That’s Bad News for Everyone http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/12/immigration-enforcement-priorities-abandoned/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/12/immigration-enforcement-priorities-abandoned/#respond Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:12:20 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22108

In order to effectively fight crime, law-enforcement officers must gain the trust of the communities they intend to serve. Trust encourages victims of crime, as well as potential witnesses, to come forward and help solve cases and prosecute criminals. However, according to our latest analysis, the Trump administration has abandoned this approach by not prioritizing […]

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Immigrants Fuel Job Gains, Not Losses in the United States http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/06/immigrants-job-gains-losses-united-states/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/03/06/immigrants-job-gains-losses-united-states/#respond Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:27:19 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=22081

Immigrants are often used as convenient scapegoats for those feeling the economic pinch of joblessness. However, for at least the last 15 years, immigrants have not been a source of significant job competition for the native-born in the United States. A recent paper on the relationship between immigration and employment confirms this, finding that immigrants […]

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Lawmakers Are Blaming Undocumented Immigrants for the Opioid Epidemic http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/02/15/blaming-immigrants-opioid-epidemic/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/02/15/blaming-immigrants-opioid-epidemic/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:13:50 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21975

The scapegoating of immigrants for crime in the United States was on full display at a February 15 hearing of the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing was devoted to exploring the ways in which “sanctuary” jurisdictions allegedly impede law-enforcement efforts to control the opioid epidemic. That argument is a bit of a stretch, to say […]

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A New Report Shows the Continuing Overcriminalization of Immigrants http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/02/09/report-overcriminalization-immigrants/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/02/09/report-overcriminalization-immigrants/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:13:40 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21945

After more than a century of research and analysis, it has become quite clear that immigrants are far less prone to criminal conduct than the native-born population. And yet researcher John R. Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center has recently claimed to have found evidence that exactly the opposite is true. Lott’s working paper […]

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The Federal Government Is Using Immigration Raids as Retaliation Against California http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/02/08/government-immigration-raids-california/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/02/08/government-immigration-raids-california/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:30:21 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21941

When agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided 77 businesses throughout northern California at the end of January and beginning of February, they were doing more than looking for undocumented immigrants and the employers who hire them. They were also mounting an attack against so-called “sanctuary cities”—or, in the case of California, a […]

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U.S. Government Skews Terrorism Data to Add Fuel to the Anti-Immigrant Fire http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/23/government-skews-terrorism-data/ http://immigrationimpact.com/2018/01/23/government-skews-terrorism-data/#respond Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:51:23 +0000 http://immigrationimpact.com/?p=21848

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report which comes to a rather predictable conclusion: most of the “international terrorists” in the United States—as opposed to the domestic ones—were born in another country. At one level, this comparison is about as obvious and useful as pointing out that […]

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