IRCA in Retrospect: Guideposts for Today’s Immigration Reform

"The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) was an important milestone in U.S. immigration history, representing the first and most comprehensive legislation to take on the issue of illegal immigration to the United States. Like all major legislation, IRCA was based on imperfect knowledge...

A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

"CGRS and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) have collaborated to produce an important report urging lawmakers to reform the U.S. immigration system for migrant children who are coming to our borders with surging frequency. They come, often unaccompanied by an adult, in search of safety, stability,...

MPI Holds Media Call TUESDAY, April 29 to Discuss Findings in Major New Report Examining U.S. Deportation Trends and Policies

"On Tuesday, April 29, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will host a media conference call to discuss the findings of a major new report that examines the U.S. deportation system and how it has evolved over the past two decades. The report, which comes as the Department of Homeland Security is...

The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Humane Enforcement (MPI Report)

"The United States has deported a record number of unauthorized immigrants and other removable noncitizens in recent years. More than 4.5 million noncitizens have been removed since Congress passed sweeping legislation in 1996 to toughen the nation’s immigration enforcement system. The pace...

Dramatic Surge in the Arrival of Unaccompanied Children Has Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions

"The phenomenon of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, typically after an arduous and often dangerous journey through Central America and Mexico, has reached a crisis proportion, with a 90 percent spike in arrivals from last year and predictions of future increases ahead....

Today MPI Livestream: Detained or Deported: How Parents in the Immigration Enforcement System Can Protect their Children

Detained or Deported: How Parents in the Immigration Enforcement System Can Protect their Children Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:00 to 2:30 P. M. MPI Conference Room 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300 (Third Floor), Washington, DC 20036 With A report release with Michelle Brane, Director...

MPI Webinar June 25, 2014: Unaccompanied Minors - A Crisis with Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions

"Unaccompanied Minors: A Crisis with Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions When: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:30 A.M. EDT; 8:30 A.M. CDT; 7:30 A.M. MDT; 6:30 A.M. PDT Speakers: Kathleen Newland, Director of Migrants, Migration, and Development Program, MPI Marc Rosenblum, Deputy Director, U...

Report: A Treacherous Journey - Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

"CGRS and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) have collaborated to produce an important report urging lawmakers to reform the U.S. immigration system for migrant children who are coming to our borders with surging frequency. They come, often unaccompanied by an adult, in search of safety, stability,...

MPI Webinar, Wed. Aug. 6, 2014: DACA at Two: New MPI Findings as Renewal Approaches

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 11:30 A.M. EDT; 10:30 A.M. CDT; 9:30 A.M. MDT; 8:30 A.M. PDT "In 2012, the Obama administration granted temporary relief from deportation to unauthorized immigrants who had entered the United States as children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative—striking...

New DACA Report and Tool by MPI

"Fifty-five percent of the 1.2 million unauthorized immigrant youth who met the criteria for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at its launch in 2012 had applied for relief from deportation as of July 20, 2014, according to a Migration Policy Institute...

MPI Webinar, Thurs., Sept. 4th, 11:00am ET: New Numbers on Unauthorized Immigrant Populations that Could Gain Relief

"MPI Holds Media Call Thursday, Sept. 4 to Discuss New Numbers on Unauthorized Immigrant Populations that Could Gain Relief under Executive Action WASHINGTON – With the Obama administration considering a range of executive actions to extend new protection to some of the estimated 11...

Oct. 16th MPI Event - The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data

"When: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET Where: MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036 Speakers: Marc Rosenblum , Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program, MPI, Rebecca Gambler, Director, Homeland Security...

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data - MPI Event, Oct. 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET "The United States has formally removed 3.7 million noncitizens since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established in 2003, a record pace of deportations. An examination of the dataset of all removals effectuated by U.S....

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data

"MPI Report Offers Most Detailed Analysis Yet of U.S. Deportation System under DHS; Examines Criminality, Origin, Gender & More of Deportees Men Account for 91% of All Deportees in 2003-2013; Deportations Disproportionately Target Mexicans and Central Americans The report also finds that...

MPI Webinar: A Detailed Look at the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Nationally and by State

" Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. ET Speakers: Randy Capps , Director of Research, U.S. Programs, Migration Policy Institute Marc R. Rosenblum , Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program, MPI Moderator: Doris Meissner , Senior...