A DREAM Deferred: From DACA to Citizenship (Appleseed Report)

"This report analyzes an executive policy called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (“DACA”) and uses lessons gained from DACA applicants and practitioners to discuss potential future immigration programs. ... To understand what the DACA experience can tell national...

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...

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,...

DHS Report: Violence, Poverty Driving Central American Kids to USA

"We analyzed these locations to determine the factors pushing child migration to the US Southwest Border. We assess these reasons vary regionally. For example, many Guatemalan children come from rural areas, indicating they are probably seeking economic opportunities in the US. Salvadoran and Honduran...

DHS OIG Examines Conditions at Detention Centers for Alien Children

"The Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), today issued the first of a series of reports on conditions at detention centers being used to temporarily house unaccompanied alien children. The report is based on 87 unannounced site visits conducted by OIG agents...

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...

Out of the Shadows: The Working Conditions of Immigrant Women in Tucson

Out of the Shadows: The Working Conditions of Immigrant Women in Tucson A Report by the Bacon Immigration Law & Policy Program, James E.Rogers College of Law and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women September 2014 "Over the past seven years, the Bacon Immigration Law & Policy...

Deportations Have 'No Observable Effect' on Crime Rate

"Six years after the federal government opened an immigration enforcement program intended to improve public safety, deporting hundreds of thousands of people, many of them convicted criminals, a new study has concluded that the program has had “no observable effect on the overall crime rate...

Twitter Chat Today @ 2:00: Reimagining the Midwest - Immigration Initiatives and the Capacity of Local Leadership

"Elected and civic leaders throughout the Midwest are recognizing that they have a role to play in shaping immigration policy despite inaction at the federal level, according to a report released by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the American Immigration Council. Whether by launching...

“Expose and Close” Report Documents Conditions at Artesia

"Detention Watch Network released the findings of their latest “Expose and Close” report on the Artesia Family Residential Center – documenting the conditions facing families currently detained in Artesia, New Mexico. The report outlines how conditions at the Artesia Family...

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...

Destructive Delay: The State of Interior Immigration Enforcement and the Human Cost of Postponing Reform

"Destructive Delay, written by Tania Unzueta and co-authored by B. Loewe, illuminates the inhumane interior Immigration and Customs Enforcement practices that continue unabated while the President postpones action and it highlights the human cost of the delay. The key findings shed light on an agency...

GAO on Immigration Detention: Oversight of Facility Costs and Standards

"What GAO Found Within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses two different methods to collect and assess data on detention costs; however, these methods do not provide ICE with complete data for managing detention costs across facilities...

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....

For-Profit Family Detention: Meet the Private Prison Corporations Making Millions by Locking Up Refugee Families

"In this joint report by Grassroots Leadership and Justice Strategies , we review the history of charges of sexual abuse and neglect of children, indifference to medical needs, inadequate and unsanitary food, and brutal treatment by staff, levied in lawsuits, government investigations, and allegations...

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...

'You Don't Have Rights Here' - Central Americans Being Returned to Danger: HRW Report

The US government’s rapid-fire screening of unauthorized migrants at the border is sending Central Americans back to the risk of serious harm, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 44-page report, “‘You Don’t Have Rights Here’: US Border Screening and Returns...

Labor Trafficking in America Today: Report

"Foreign workers, lured by false promises of good jobs in America, soon find themselves enslaved in plain sight as victims of labor trafficking, according to a new report published by the nonpartisan Urban Institute and Northeastern University. About half of these workers pay "recruitment"...

Report: There Is No Border Crisis

"Is there an “immigration crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border? Not according to an examination of historical immigration data, according to a new paper from Rice University ’s Baker Institute for Public Policy . “Illegal” Immigration on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Is it...

Report: Locking Up Family Values, Again

"Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) and the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), leading experts on the intersection of families and immigration, have collaborated to show the harm family detention causes and outline sensible alternatives. The findings in Locking Up Family Values...

DOS OIG Visa Services Inspection Report

"Key Findings - - The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Visa Services Directorate is accomplishing its complex, challenging, and critical mission. It has demonstrated that it can successfully realize the President’s goal of facilitating travel to the United States while maintaining border...

DOJ OIG Report: Nepotism at EOIR

"Federal investigators found rampant nepotism in recent years within the agency that oversees U.S. immigration courts, including three top officials who used their positions to help relatives land paid internships. In a report this week , Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said...

American Exile: Rapid Deportations That Bypass the Courtroom

"Every year, hundreds of thousands of people (83 percent) are deported from the United States without a hearing. These individuals never see a judge; instead, their rights and fates are determined by a single immigration enforcement officer in a summary removal procedure that can take mere minutes...

New Study Finds Immigration Officers Ordering Unlawful Deportations

Melissa del Bosque interviews Sarah Mehta: "More than two million people have been deported since President Obama took office in 2008. Among this massive number of deportations, an increasing number of people with valid legal claims to remain in the U.S. — even U.S. citizens — are...

Shakedown: Dispossession Through Deportation

"The failure of authorities to return money and personal belongings to individuals removed from the United States — dispossession through deportation — is a dangerous deportation practice, among the most prevalent and least known. Of the 400,000 people deported from the US in FY 2013...