Tagged: immigration

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...

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...