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White House Report on Improving Our Legal Immigration System: Too Little Too Late?

White House Report on Improving Our Legal Immigration System: Too Little Too Late?

As part of November 2014’s Executive Action announcement, the President issued a memorandum directing the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security to recommend improvements to the immigration system. After seeking public input and receiving roughly 1,650 responses, the agencies submitted their recommendations to the White House and on July 15, the White House released its […]

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Sealed UNHCR Report Warns of Poor Protections for Unaccompanied Mexican Children

Written by on July 28, 2014 in Enforcement with 0 Comments
Sealed UNHCR Report Warns of Poor Protections for Unaccompanied Mexican Children

As the Obama administration struggles to fashion a humane yet practical response to the influx of unaccompanied children from Central America, the president’s request for $3.7 billion to deal with the situation is becoming entangled with the fate of the Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008. More precisely, a number of lawmakers—including […]

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Refugee Children Don’t Need More Immigration Enforcement

Refugee Children Don’t Need More Immigration Enforcement

A humanitarian crisis requires a humanitarian response. In the case of the unaccompanied children from Central America who are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, this would include decent food, shelter, and medical attention while in U.S. custody. Even more crucial, it would include careful screening of each child’s case to determine if he or she […]

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HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

Texans Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) and Sen. John Cornyn (R) will soon introduce a bill that expedites the removal of unaccompanied children from Central America. Their measure, the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, is a legislative attempt to change U.S. policies so that children from countries like Honduras and Guatemala who […]

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Why Human Trafficking Cases are Falling Through the Cracks

Written by on July 5, 2012 in Enforcement, Immigration and Crime with 1 Comment
Why Human Trafficking Cases are Falling Through the Cracks

By Shelby Pasell. Human trafficking is a big yet commonly overlooked problem in the United States and abroad. Each year, roughly 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders, according to the Department of State, with about 17,500 into the United States. Despite an uptick in laws aimed at addressing this problem, U.S. law […]

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