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Drop in Court-Ordered Deportations Means Little to Overall Deportation Numbers

Drop in Court-Ordered Deportations Means Little to Overall Deportation Numbers

Last week, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)—the division within the Department of Justice that runs that immigration court system—released its FY2013 Statistics Yearbook detailing the number of deportation cases begun and completed in the immigration courts nationwide. The Yearbook showed a decrease in the number of immigration court cases the Department of Homeland […]

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On Immigration, Legislative Reform and Administrative Action Are Not at Odds

On Immigration, Legislative Reform and Administrative Action Are Not at Odds

A year ago this week, senators introduced S. 744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill, to much fanfare. It was a high point for the immigration reform movement, only to be eclipsed by the bipartisan vote to move the bill out of committee and then, in June 2013, final passage in the Senate itself. Thus far, […]

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Labor Shortages Increase U.S. Reliance on Imported Foods, Harming Local Economies

Written by on March 18, 2014 in Alabama, Business, Economics with 0 Comments
Labor Shortages Increase U.S. Reliance on Imported Foods, Harming Local Economies

While U.S. consumers increasingly seek out locally grown produce in grocery stores and farmers markets, imported fruits and vegetables are making up a growing share of the produce consumed in the United States. U.S. agricultural production is out of alignment with the demands of consumers and one problem is the difficulty in finding skilled farm […]

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Why Should We Support a Legalization Program for Unauthorized Immigrants?

Why Should We Support a Legalization Program for Unauthorized Immigrants?

As the immigration debate heats up in Congress, the central question for much of the American public will be whether or not to create a pathway to legal status for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants now living in the United States. In formulating an answer to that question, however, it is necessary to ask two […]

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Removals Remain the Starkest Measure of Immigration Enforcement

Removals Remain the Starkest Measure of Immigration Enforcement

For more than a decade, the general thrust of U.S. immigration policy has been aimed at expanding the grounds of removal and the tools for facilitating deportations from the country. Not surprisingly, this has come at an enormous cost. Although the figure has been disputed by restrictionists, a report from the Migration Policy Institute recently […]

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Using Administrative Tools to Improve Immigration Court

Using Administrative Tools to Improve Immigration Court

Even as the push for legislative reform to our immigration system begins anew, it’s important that every tool to fix our outdated immigration system be employed, including administrative reform. While rarely discussed, attention must be paid to immigration court reform.  Immigration courts lack many of the hallmarks of due process that Americans have come to expect, […]

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Kris Kobach Continues Digging Immigration Hole

Kris Kobach Continues Digging Immigration Hole

Despite a general consensus that adopting “self-deportation” as immigration policy helped sink Mitt Romney’s White House aspirations, the architect of this philosophy, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, isn’t ready to give in. Kobach doesn’t seem to care that most in his party have awakened to the fact that they are in a “death spiral” […]

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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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Utah Attorney General Pushes Sensible Immigration Policies

Utah Attorney General Pushes Sensible Immigration Policies

Republican Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has become a poignant and effective advocate for smart immigration policies, including the DREAM Act.  On Monday, Shurtleff spoke at the Immigration Law and Policy Conference, in Washington D.C., where he concluded that the “biggest casualty in the immigration debate is the truth.” Shurtleff understands prosecutorial discretion, and is […]

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Anti-Immigrant Activists Still Pushing the Myth of Voter Fraud by Noncitizens

Written by on October 2, 2012 in Election 2012, Elections, Immigration Law, Myths, Voting with 2 Comments
Anti-Immigrant Activists Still Pushing the Myth of Voter Fraud by Noncitizens

In the world of anti-immigrant activists who specialize in stamping out “voter fraud” by non-U.S. citizens, there are few symbols more potent than that of the bus. Apparently, a bus is the favored mode of transportation among the legions of immigrants who want to subvert the U.S. electoral process by illegally casting ballots. Many a […]

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