Tagged: immigration

Immigration Reform: A System for the 21st Century

Yesterday, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy held a public conference, “Immigration Reform: A System for the 21st Century,” where immigration experts, scholars, and political figures debated issues and solutions related to immigration reform in the U.S. Fourteen working papers were submitted to and presented at the conference, one...

ICE Detainers Placed on U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents

New reports from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) found that between FY 2008 and the start of FY 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents issued nearly one million detainers. During this time it was noted that detainers were placed on 834 U.S. Citizens and 28,489 legal permanent...

Ready for Another Immigration Debate? President Challenges Congress to Take Action

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, President Obama challenged Congress “to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in this country right now.” Immigration reform has been a hotly debated issue that has not gone away, an issue that was debated heavily...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Launches New PSA Campaign Against Human Trafficking

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has announced a new radio and television campaign aimed at raising public awareness to the crime of human trafficking. Entitled, “Hidden in Plain Sight”, this series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will air on 24 English language and...

New Approaches to Migration Management in Mexico and Central America

The Migration Policy Institute, together with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, released a report this month entitled, New Approaches to Migration Management in Mexico and Central America, which “traces the history of migration and transmigration trends and policy in Mexico and Central America, and examines Mexico’s sweeping 2011...

2011 Refugees and Asylees Statistics Released

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics released its Annual Flow Report on Refugees and Aslyees. This report “provides information on the number of persons admitted to the United States as refugees or granted asylum in the United States in 2011.” “The United States provides refuge to persons...

Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less

This report from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, examines immigration trends between the United States and Mexico, deportations from the U.S. to Mexico, increased U.S. immigration enforcement, and conditions in Mexico, including social and economic issues, which could affect immigration. The report contends that...

New Report Examining ‘Rhetoric from Reality’ on Border Security and Migration

Today, a new report was released by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Mexico’s College of the Northern Border (COLEF) titled, “Beyond the Border Buildup: Security and Migrants Along the U.S.-Mexico Border.”” According to the WOLA press release, this report is the result of “a year-long study of...

Alabama Immigration Law Hurting the State’s Economy and Society

The Center for American Progress examines the effects of the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, H.B. 56 passed in June 2011 in the report Alabama’s Immigration Disaster: The Harshest Law in the Land Harms the State’s Economy and Society. “This report reviews the economic and social harm caused...