Deportations: Filling Quotas or Setting Priorities?

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Michele Waslin: It should raise eyebrows when ICE claims it’s falling behind on deportations and needs to deport more people.

ICE Program Fails to Prioritize Serious Criminals

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Michele Waslin: The study finds that ICE’s allows jurisdictions to “operate the 287(g) program in fundamentally different ways across the country.”

Graham Declares DREAM Act Dead On Arrival

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Andrea Nill: Graham voted against the DREAM Act in 2007, so it’s not a huge surprise that he’s against it now. However, that doesn’t excuse his distorted justification.

U.S. Border Czar Calls on Congress to Get Serious about Immigration Reform

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Seth Hoy: While some candidates continue to make political fodder out of immigration and border security on the campaign trail, administration officials are pushing Congress to get real about overhauling our broken immigration system.

Undocumented Youth Pin DREAMs on Congressional Action

Michelle Waslin: Research has shown that the DREAM Act would be a boon to the economy and the U.S. workforce. Moreover, the DREAM Act create an opportunity for many young people to get on the path to permanent legal status, improve their education, invest in themselves and their communities, and serve their country.

Hammering Out Future Immigration Flows: Immigration Commissions in Context

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Michele Waslin: While some disagree as to how future immigration flows should be regulated, immigration advocates agree that planning for future flows of legal immigration is among the most critical elements that comprehensive immigration reform must include.

Labor Secretary Solis Slams Down Right-Wing Call for an Immigration Moratorium

Last week, the Politico featured a piece by right-wing pundit Pat Buchanan suggesting that rather than talking about a second stimulus package, tax credits, or public works projects, lawmakers should be seriously considering an immigration moratorium during these hard economic times. A few days later, former Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) authored an op-ed calling for [...]

New Report Shines Light on the Economics of Illegal Immigration

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There are additional hidden costs of the status quo—a broken immigration system. Employers pay for complying with harsh enforcement strategies, illegal immigrants endure exploitation because of their lack of legal status, and state and local governments disproportionately bear the burden of any related fiscal costs.

Report Details Dangers of Denying Health Care Coverage to Legal Immigrants

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Unfortunately, the majority of the debate over immigration and health care reform has taken place in a “no fact zone.” Immigrant advocates know this place well—myths and misinformation are repeated and spread, while factual information that could aid good policy is largely ignored

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