How Immigrants Strengthen the Economies of All 50 States

How Immigrants Strengthen the Economies of All 50 States

Written by on August 4, 2016 in Economics, State by State, Tax Contributions with 0 Comments

The economic and political impact of immigration is often discussed at the national level. This makes sense, especially since immigration is a nationwide issue and a federal responsibility. Yet this national focus often obscures the effects of immigration within particular states. Perhaps the most systematic and comprehensive effort so far to direct public attention to […]

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FOIA Documents Reveal Government Always Knew Flores Settlement Applies to All Children

FOIA Documents Reveal Government Always Knew Flores Settlement Applies to All Children

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the 1997 settlement in Flores v. Reno—which governs the detention, treatment and release of immigrant children—covers both unaccompanied and accompanied minors. This was a direct repudiation of the position the government took while defending its family detention policies in court. The government argued that the Flores […]

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Lincoln v. Trump on Immigration

Lincoln v. Trump on Immigration

Written by on August 2, 2016 in Elections, History of Immigration with 0 Comments

Although much has been written about how the party of Abraham Lincoln became the party of Donald Trump, one additional area where these two men parted ways is immigration. The world of today is different from the world in which Abraham Lincoln lived or could have imagined. And I know full well the perils of […]

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Humayun Khan and America’s Debt to Foreign-Born Service Members

Humayun Khan and America’s Debt to Foreign-Born Service Members

Written by on August 1, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

Khizr and Ghazala Khan appeared at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week to honor their son Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004 while serving in the U.S. Army. The controversy that followed could not have been predicted with the Republican candidate attacking the Khan’s who have continued to forcefully […]

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Democratic National Convention Highlights the Need for Immigration Reform

Democratic National Convention Highlights the Need for Immigration Reform

Written by on July 29, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted the nomination to serve as the Democratic Party’s pick for President Thursday night in Philadelphia, making her the first woman to ever top a mayor party ticket. Throughout the week-long Democratic National Convention, immigration was showcased as both a proud part of America’s history and an issue in critical need of […]

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How Can the U.S. Attract and Retain STEM Graduates?

How Can the U.S. Attract and Retain STEM Graduates?

International doctoral students are significantly more likely than native-born U.S. students to major in and graduate from STEM fields In fact, international students make up about 40 percent of all STEM Ph.D. students, and are expected to comprise half of all STEM Ph.D. graduates by 2020. A new report by the Kauffman Foundation, Will They […]

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Despite Immigration Judge Hiring, Court Backlogs Continue to Grow

Despite Immigration Judge Hiring, Court Backlogs Continue to Grow

Written by on July 27, 2016 in Immigration Courts with 0 Comments

The latest figures show that the number of cases pending in immigration court continue to grow. According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), there were 496,704 cases in the backlog as of the end of March. This is almost 40,000 more pending cases than Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) Director Juan Osuna reported […]

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Texas Ends Attempt to Deny Birth Certificates to Children of Immigrants

Texas Ends Attempt to Deny Birth Certificates to Children of Immigrants

More than a year ago, Texas county officials began to require that foreign passports presented by parents seeking to obtain their child’s birth certificate include a valid U.S. visa. The state also ended its practice of accepting Mexican “matriculas” as a form of identification. As a result, many undocumented parents were unable to obtain birth […]

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How the Democratic Party Platform Addresses Immigration

How the Democratic Party Platform Addresses Immigration

Written by on July 25, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

In contrast to the Republican Party Platform on immigration released last week, which was generally negative on immigration and lacked any practical ideas for reforming U.S. immigration, the recently released Democratic Party Platform discusses immigration as a positive for America and identifies specific policy fixes to help update our outdated immigration system. As the platform […]

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Tim Kaine’s Views on Immigration Policy

Tim Kaine’s Views on Immigration Policy

Written by on July 22, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton has named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her Vice-Presidential running mate.

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