Immigrant Service Members to be Naturalized and Remembered on Veterans Day

Immigrant Service Members to be Naturalized and Remembered on Veterans Day

Written by on November 11, 2016 in Demographics, Integration with 0 Comments

This year on Veterans Day, over 40 naturalization ceremonies will take place and 7,500 veterans, service members, and military spouses will become the newest Americans. While that may seems like a large number of people, it should come as no surprise as immigrant participation in the U.S. armed services is nothing new. In fact, immigrants […]

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A “Know Your Rights” Refresher for Immigrants

A “Know Your Rights” Refresher for Immigrants

Written by on November 10, 2016 in Enforcement with 0 Comments

President-elect Donald Trump has proposed immigration policies that are causing anxiety among immigrants and the immigrant rights community. Much remains unknown about how and when these changes will come. However, our system of checks and balances as well as pushback from the immigrant rights community will ensure that there will be limits on what the […]

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What a Donald Trump Victory Means for Immigrant Rights

What a Donald Trump Victory Means for Immigrant Rights

Written by on November 9, 2016 in Elections with 3 Comments

The 2016 presidential election is, at long last, behind us. While pundits will interpret the significance of the election results for months to come, already clear is the broad public support for sensible and humane immigration policies. In fact, despite the rhetoric on the campaign trail, a range of post-election data show that the majority […]

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Latino Voters Turn Out in Record Numbers, Many Driven by Immigration Concerns

Latino Voters Turn Out in Record Numbers, Many Driven by Immigration Concerns

Written by on November 8, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

Reports on early voting trends, election-eve polling and Election Day exit polls are coming together a powerful narrative about the Latino electorate and the public’s desire to move forward with humane and practical immigration solutions. Not only are Latino voters turning out in record numbers, but they are self-reporting that they care deeply about the […]

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Presidential Candidates Offer Vastly Different Visions on Immigration Policy

Presidential Candidates Offer Vastly Different Visions on Immigration Policy

Written by on November 7, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

After more than a year of intense campaigning, election-day is finally here. The two major party candidates have offered two completely different visions for America and the direction they would take immigration policy. Hillary Clinton has said that she will introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship within the first hundred days of […]

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New Census Numbers Underscore Importance of Immigration

New Census Numbers Underscore Importance of Immigration

Written by on November 4, 2016 in Demographics with 0 Comments

There is no denying that the number of foreign-born individuals in the United States has increased in recent years. According to the Pew Research Center, the foreign-born population rose from 39.9 million in 2010 to 42.2 million in 2014. This is good news for a nation and economy that have long benefited from immigration. However, […]

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Administration’s Proposal Unlikely to Encourage Foreign Entrepreneurs to Choose the United States

Administration’s Proposal Unlikely to Encourage Foreign Entrepreneurs to Choose the United States

Written by on November 3, 2016 in Entrepreneurship/Innovation with 1 Comment

The U.S. has long been the beneficiary of the new ideas and energy generated by immigrants, yet today’s U.S. immigration system does a poor job of accommodating foreign entrepreneurs who want to turn their ideas into a viable business. Recognizing the competitive disadvantage to the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson directed […]

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18 Central American Families Fear Deportation After Federal Court Refuses Review

18 Central American Families Fear Deportation After Federal Court Refuses Review

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Border Enforcement, Detention with 1 Comment

Almost one year ago, on November 16, 2015, 29 Central American women and their 35 minor children, represented by the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, sought federal court review of the legality of their removal orders, through an action known as habeas corpus. A year later, the 18 families who remain detained face imminent deportation without […]

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The Death Toll of Immigration Detention

The Death Toll of Immigration Detention

Written by on November 1, 2016 in Abuses, Detention with 0 Comments

Each year on November 1 and 2, people around the world celebrate the Day of the Dead—sometimes called All Souls Day or Día de los Muertos in Spanish—to remember and honor children and adults who have died. To date, since 2003, 165 people have died in immigration detention, including ten in Fiscal Year 2016 (ending […]

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Contemplating Our Immigrant Future

Contemplating Our Immigrant Future

Written by on October 31, 2016 in Economics, Reform with 0 Comments

One of the many lessons to be learned from this year’s presidential campaign is that immigration is far too complex to be captured by political slogans and soundbites. Whether a candidate is trying to “build walls” or “build bridges,” the reality of immigration is finely nuanced. The United States neither welcomes all immigrants nor does […]

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