Paul Ryan’s New Border Security Plan Is More of the Same

Paul Ryan’s New Border Security Plan Is More of the Same

This week Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced his national security agenda, which included a plan to “secure the border.” As part of that plan, Speaker Ryan says, “America must secure the border once and for all by accelerating the deployment of fencing, technology, air assets, and personnel.” Ryan’s plan is […]

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The Ever-Changing Demographics of America

The Ever-Changing Demographics of America

Written by on June 9, 2016 in Demographics with 0 Comments

If there’s one constant throughout human history, it’s that everything changes. New scientific discoveries are made and new technologies are invented. New nations are born from the ashes of warfare or revolution. And people move from place to place in search of better lives for themselves and their descendants. In a society like the United […]

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Family Reunification Policy for Filipino WWII Veterans Takes Effect

Family Reunification Policy for Filipino WWII Veterans Takes Effect

Written by on June 8, 2016 in Executive Action with 1 Comment

Beginning June 8, 2016, through the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) executive action, Filipino-Americans who bravely fought for the United States during World War II will be allowed to request that their family members, with approved visa petitions, come to the United States and avoid further delay in long visa backlogs. This policy […]

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Judge Hanen Halts Order That Would Have Revealed Personal Information of DACA Recipients

Judge Hanen Halts Order That Would Have Revealed Personal Information of DACA Recipients

Judge Hanen halts his order that would have the Department of Justice (DOJ) turn over personal information of about 50,000 individuals who have received three-year reprieves from deportation and three-year work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. This original May 19, 2016 order will be “stayed” until a hearing on August 22, […]

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This Lawsuit Seeks to Determine Whether Customs and Border Protection Has Improved Its Complaint System

This Lawsuit Seeks to Determine Whether Customs and Border Protection Has Improved Its Complaint System

Written by on June 6, 2016 in Abuses, Due Process & the Courts, Enforcement with 0 Comments

Two years ago, the American Immigration Council released an analysis of data it had obtained from the Department of Homeland Security detailing an utter lack of responsiveness to complaints filed against agents employed by United States Border Patrol. In fact, the report, No Action Taken: Lack of CBP Accountability in Responding to Complaints of Abuse […]

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Detention of Transgender Immigrants Expanding with Texas Facility

Detention of Transgender Immigrants Expanding with Texas Facility

Written by on June 3, 2016 in Enforcement with 0 Comments

The massive immigrant detention industry is still growing. According to officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the government is adding to its existing 637 facilities by opening a new privately-run detention center in Texas later this year. The 700-bed facility, which will be operated by the private prison corporation Emerald Correctional Management, includes a […]

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Administration Seeks to Protect DACA Recipients from Judge Hanen’s Unusual Order in Immigration Case

Administration Seeks to Protect DACA Recipients from Judge Hanen’s Unusual Order in Immigration Case

This week, the Obama administration filed a stay motion, a request to halt Judge Hanen’s highly extraordinary order in May telling the Department of Justice (DOJ) to turn over personal information of about 50,000 or so individuals who have received three-year reprieves from deportation and three-year work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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States Will Need Immigrants to Counter Aging of the Labor Force

States Will Need Immigrants to Counter Aging of the Labor Force

New population projections from the University of Virginia’s Demographics Research Group show that in many states in the Northeast and Midwest, growth of the working-age population is slowing due to aging, lower fertility rates, and people moving out of the state. The aging of the workforce in the working-age population can mean shrinking workforces and […]

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Public Radio Report Mischaracterizes U.S. Asylum Process

Public Radio Report Mischaracterizes U.S. Asylum Process

Media outlets are reporting on the uptick in the number of individuals crossing the southern border into the U.S. This trend is not surprising given the ongoing violence in Central America. The conditions in the region are not significantly improving by any measure, and as a result people continue to flee while the Administration’s refugee […]

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What the Senate Proposed on Immigration in the Department of Homeland Security Budget

What the Senate Proposed on Immigration in the Department of Homeland Security Budget

Written by on May 27, 2016 in Enforcement with 0 Comments

This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee unveiled and unanimously passed out of Committee their budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which begins on October 1, 2016. The House of Representatives is yet to introduce their version of the appropriations bill. While the Senate has proposed to fund some […]

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