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Ongoing Government Shutdown Disrupts Immigration Processing

Ongoing Government Shutdown Disrupts Immigration Processing

With the shutdown of the government in its second week, many immigration-related agencies continue to be closed, affecting availability of services and information necessary for applications for immigration benefits and litigation of immigration cases. Because multiple federal agencies play a role in contributing to the functioning of the immigration system, the impact of the shutdown […]

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Nativist Group Releases Hopelessly Flawed Report on Immigrants and Job Creation

Nativist Group Releases Hopelessly Flawed Report on Immigrants and Job Creation

By Patrick Oakford, Research Assistant for the Economic Policy Team at the Center for American Progress Last week the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) released a shocking report claiming that most new jobs created under President Obama have gone to immigrants. Aside from the sheer incorrectness of the claim, being founded on flawed methodologies, CIS […]

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Obama Administration Seeks Balance Between Labor and Immigration Law Enforcement

Obama Administration Seeks Balance Between Labor and Immigration Law Enforcement

Last week President Obama issued a blueprint for a twenty-first century immigration policy that highlighted, among other things, the need to promote accountability for employers who deliberately hire and exploit undocumented workers. The Administration’s recommendations for achieving this goal include a better employment verification system, more comprehensive anti-retaliation protections for workers, and a legalization program […]

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