Tagged: immigration

Minor Offenses: The Growing Issue of “Unaccompanied Alien Children” at U.S. Borders

An issue that is now at the forefront of U.S. immigration policy is the influx and apprehension of “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) at the U.S./Mexico border. The arrival of UAC, or undocumented migrant children unaccompanied by a parent or guardian, poses a unique challenge to the work of U.S. border...

Can Deportation Policies be both Humane and Tough?

This report published by the Migration Policy Institute and titled, “The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Human Enforcement” explores whether or not deportation policies can be both humane and tough. The disagreement on whether the current administration’s immigration enforcement is adequate or not reveals a fundamental difference in the definition of...

President Obama Declares National Emergency, Enacts Sanctions on Any Who Wish to Undermine Ukrainian Sovereignty

Yesterday, March 6, 2014, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order to enact sanctions against the property of anyone who have “asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of Ukraine” or who wish to “undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine, threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty,...

US/Mexico Cycle: The End of an Era

Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT) released today a “first of-its-kind” study on a developing trend in US-Mexico immigration: reentry. The study, “The US/Mexico Cycle: The End of an Era”, utilizes information from in-person interviews with 600 returning migrants in order to detail the factors that are driving historic numbers...

Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Benefits of Providing a Path to Earned Citizenship

The Executive Office of the President has released a report titled, Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Benefits of Providing a Path to Earned Citizenship. The report highlights "the economic benefits of providing a path to earned citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living and working in...

Comparing the Senate Immigration Bill with Individual Bills in the House – Two Sides of the Same Coin

The Senate and House have released a series of bills related to border security. Although they address many of the same issues, the Senate Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744) is a comprehensive act covering a range of immigration issues, including border security, infrastructure...

Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Benefits to Agriculture and Rural Communities

The White House has released a report on the Senate’s Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744). This bipartisan act aims to provide a path to citizenship for unauthorized farm workers through work. The report cites surveys which describe a picture of the role that illegal immigrants...

Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

The Executive Office of the President has released a report examining the Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System. The report details “the range of benefits to the U.S. economy that would be realized from passage of commonsense immigration reform, and the high costs of inaction.” “Last month, the...