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Ensuring due process protections for Central American refugees

Opinion: All asylum seekers must be informed of their rights, have access to counsel, and not be rushed to deportation before making their full case for protection.... Read more»0

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5 things to know about unaccompanied immigrant kids

Unaccompanied children are arriving in the United States at an unprecedented rate as they flee violence in Central America. While the government is increasing its capacity to deal with this humanitarian crisis, more needs to be done to ensure the safety and security of these children. ... Read more»0

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Poll roundup: Americans want Congress to pass immigration reform

How do the American people feel about immigration reform and a pathway to legal status only? Despite the many ways to phrase the question, five recent polls from January and February illustrate clearly that the public strongly supports immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, rejects approaches that would continue to give unauthorized immigrants second-class status, and will be disappointed if immigration reform fails to pass this year.... Read more»0

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5 major immigration laws that House passed in an election year

Over the past few months, we have seen a slew of news stories predicting what will happen with immigration reform in 2014, after the Senate passed a strong bipartisan reform bill last year, but the House failed to act. While these analyses differ in their predictions, most agree that the path from bill to law becomes more difficult in an election year.... Read more»0

The top 5 reasons why immigration reform in 2013 Is different than in 1986

The specter of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, or IRCA, has haunted every immigration-reform effort over the past few decades and continues to influence the 2013 reform debates.... Read more»4

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Immigration changing political landscape in key states

In the wake of the overwhelming Latino and Asian American support for President Obama in the 2012 election—support that was critical to his re-election—the political winds on immigration have shifted significantly to favor reform with a pathway to citizenship for the approximately 11 million undocumented living in our country.... Read more»2

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Top 10 reasons why it’s time for immigration reform

The president, Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and the American people are all pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. Now is the time to pass it. ... Read more»0

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Immigration polls: Americans put 11 million undocumented first

On the heels of November's presidential election, the conversation on immigration reform has changed dramatically and for the better. Recent polling shows that the American people want immigration reform to first and foremost provide undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship.... Read more»2

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10 numbers you need to know about E-Verify

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows employers to check whether prospective employees are legally authorized to work. But mandating it for all employers across the country would cost Americans their jobs and crush small businesses.... Read more»2

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Changes in Mexico impacting U.S. immigration policy

What will happen to migration flows from Mexico once the recession ends and the American economy revs up again? To answer this question, we must understand a lesser-known story: how much Mexico itself has changed over the last few decades and what these changes will mean for the future.... Read more»2