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Enforcement overdrive has overloaded the immigration courts

Over the past two decades, the United States has put immigration and border enforcement into overdrive, while not allocating adequate resources to the immigration court system. This mismatch leads to long backlogs and delays.... Read more»1

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What the president can do on immigration if Congress fails to act

The president has broad—although not absolute—executive authority to set enforcement priorities, defer deportations of unauthorized immigrants, and mitigate some of the harshest effects of our broken immigration system.... Read more»0

The top 4 reality-defying arguments against immigration reform

Less than two weeks after the Senate passed a historic immigration reform bill by a bipartisan 68-32 margin, opponents of reform have already started peddling a bevy of reality-defying excuses about why the House of Representatives should not follow suit. Opponents of reform are grasping at straws in their effort to block reform from happening.... Read more»0

Analysis

Immigrants are makers, not takers

Mainstream economists have thoroughly debunked the general stereotype of immigrants as takers, finding that immigrants are a net positive for the economy and pay more into the system than they take out. ... Read more»1

Analysis

Setting the record straight on immigration and border enforcement

Those opposed to comprehensive immigration reform still point to deficiencies in border security as a reason to stall new immigration policy, but they are ignoring the facts. ... Read more»1

Opinion

Piecemeal immigration proposals miss the point

In the immediate wake of historic losses with Latino voters in this year’s presidential election, numerous Republicans embraced policy reforms that would legalize the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.... Read more»0

Opinion

Time to legalize our 11 million undocumented immigrants

True immigration reform that deals practically and responsibly with the 11 million people living in the United States without immigration status has proven elusive over the past decade. ... Read more»2

Analysis

Challenges remain 30 years after immigrant education ruling

Thirty years ago, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas statute that permitted local school districts to charge tuition to undocumented students. In doing so, it guaranteed that all children in the United States would receive a basic education.... Read more»0

The facts about immigration and the child tax credit

Immigrants and the child tax credit are back in the news again. This time the claims being leveled are even more hyperbolic and misleading than before.... Read more»0

Analysis

Bill raises questions about Rubio's immigration positions

Immigration advocates were surprised this week when the Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill that was not his promised DREAM Act-like proposal, but rather a bill that attacks “blameless” low-income American children.... Read more»0

Analysis

Sen. Rubio's immigration plan under inspection

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's plan to introduce a bill to provide legal status—but not citizenship—for undocumented youth ran into an obstacle when Speaker Boehner announced that such a proposal would not pass his chamber.... Read more»3

Arizona v. United States

Primer: SB 1070 heads to Supreme Court this week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in State of Arizona v. United States, which challenges the authority of a state to enact its own immigration enforcement laws.... Read more»0

Opinion

What's at stake if Supreme Court rules for SB 1070?

If the Supreme Court gives its blessing to SB 1070, the nation will return to a time of deep division, likely cleaved once again along regional lines.... Read more»7

Analysis

The nasty ripple effects of Ala.’s immigration law

Alabama's H.B. 56 has made the state deeply inhospitable to all immigrants. As U.W. Clemon, Alabama’s first black federal judge, recently put it: In Alabama, “the Hispanic man is the new Negro. … It’s a sad thing to say.”... Read more»5

Analysis

'Secure Communities' should not undermine 'A Better Life'

“A Better Life” is the latest in—and among the best of—a series of excellent films portraying the lives of undocumented immigrants. The new film (unintentionally) highlights a central flaw of the immigration enforcement program.... Read more»1

Analysis

Border: Safer than ever

Why hasn't the story of this transformation penetrated the national dialogue? Rather than acknowledge the remarkable advances, immigration reform opponents level sensational—and often patently false—claims meant to scare the public about border violence and insecurity. ... Read more»0

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