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Central American Violence Pushes More Children North in Search of Protection

Written by on December 21, 2015 in Enforcement, Humanitarian Protection with 0 Comments
Central American Violence Pushes More Children North in Search of Protection

Earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection released statistics showing an increase in the number of unaccompanied children arriving at the southwest border in October and November 2015. In those two months alone, over 10,000 unaccompanied children arrived, a 106 percent increase from the same time the prior year. Similarly, there was an increase in […]

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Letting Tragedy Guide, Not Derail Policy-Making

Written by on April 22, 2013 in Legislation, Reform with 1 Comment
Letting Tragedy Guide, Not Derail Policy-Making

Last week, the U.S. Senate introduced a long-awaited immigration reform bill, which many are predicting is our best chance in 20 years to fix the broken immigration system. While awaiting the Senate’s formal introduction however, devastating events unfolded in Boston.  The nation stood transfixed on developments in Massachusetts, as did the Senators and those involved […]

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Hundreds of Detained Immigrants Held in Solitary Confinement

Hundreds of Detained Immigrants Held in Solitary Confinement

Every day, out of more than 30,000 detainees, roughly 300 immigrants are held in solitary confinement at the nation’s 50 largest detention centers overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, according to federal data. Solitary confinement is one of most expensive forms of detention, the New York Times reports, and nearly half of immigrant […]

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Can A Nation Have Too Many Smart People?

Can A Nation Have Too Many Smart People?

A February 8 op-ed in the New York Times entitled “America’s Genius Glut” argues that America already has too many high-tech workers, and thus does not need more scientists and engineers from abroad.  It is a surprising claim that is at odds not only with the empirical evidence, but is out of touch with the […]

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Nativists Fail to Grasp Economics of Immigration Reform

Nativists Fail to Grasp Economics of Immigration Reform

This week, the New York Times gave voice to the nativist argument that legalizing unauthorized immigrants would drain the federal budget because newly legalized immigrants will start using public benefits. However, this flawed fiscal accounting overlooks the myriad ways in which immigrants, just like the native-born, contribute to the U.S. economy over the course of […]

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Got Clarity? “Illegal Immigrant” Is More than Just a Term

Written by on October 5, 2012 in Enforcement, Integration, Reform with 0 Comments
Got Clarity? “Illegal Immigrant” Is More than Just a Term

Over the last few weeks, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan has been weighing a challenge from fellow journalist and self-described “undocumented immigrant” Jose Antonio Vargas—drop the use of “illegal immigrant” as the Times default description of the 12 million undocumented people in the United States.  Sullivan invited and received public comment on the […]

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