Tagged: immigration

CBP Border Security Report: Fiscal Year 2014

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its CBP Border Security Report for Fiscal Year 2014. This end of year statistical report provides the American public with, “…enforcement statistics from the DHS Office of Immigration Statistics, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Obama’s Immigration Plan: Deport Felons, not Families – Criminals, not Children

On November 20, 2014, President Obama stood before the Nation and spoke about the present and future plans regarding immigration (view video here). In his speech, President Obama announced how America’s borders will advance with, “[…] additional resources for our law enforcement personnel so that they can stem the flow...

President Obama’s Supplemental Funding Request for Immigration and Wildfires Incites Congressional Action

Immigration issues are reaching a boiling point in the Texas desert. Sparked by recent events, President Obama submitted a letter to Congress on July 8th titled, “Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Request to Address the Increase in Child and Adult Migration from Central America in the Rio Grande Valley Areas of the...

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...