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America’s Past Treatment of Central Americans Serves as Cautionary Tale

Written by on July 8, 2014 in Humanitarian Protection, Refugee Status with 0 Comments
America’s Past Treatment of Central Americans Serves as Cautionary Tale

The Obama administration has put forth a plan on how to respond to the thousands of Central American families and unaccompanied children who are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the administration plans to take a hard-line approach that is focused on deporting the vast majority of the children and families […]

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Remembering the Benefits of IRCA, 25 Years Later

Written by on November 7, 2011 in Legislation, Reform with 3 Comments
Remembering the Benefits of IRCA, 25 Years Later

Twenty five years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), an immigration reform bill which, despite a contentious debate, managed to pass a Republican Senate and a Democratic House. In fact, Reagan called the immigration bill one of the “most difficult legislative undertakings of recent memory” but one […]

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