Immigration Law

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Oct. 16th MPI Event - The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data
Posted on 7 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Spheres of Exploitation: Thwarting Actors Who Profit from Illegal Labor, Domestic Servitude, and Sex Work
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Large-scale movement across borders is too often exploited by “bad actors” who manipulate the system for profit. This report analyzes three spheres where perpetrators are motivated by the lure of high profits and low risks: the domestic... Read More

The Economic Value of Citizenship for Immigrants in the United States: New MPI Report
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Beyond imparting political and social rights, naturalization appears to confer economic gains for immigrants in the United States, with a wage premium of at least 5 percent, according to a new Migration Policy Institute study (MPI) released today... Read More

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

MPI Report Examines Credential-Recognition Barriers Immigrant Professionals Face
Posted on 17 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Foreign-trained professionals in the United States often encounter significant obstacles on their path to professional practice, among them difficulties in demonstrating the value of their past work experience and qualifications. Many must be formally... Read More

Unauthorized Immigrant Parents and Their Children's Development: A Summary of the Evidence
Posted on 31 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" US policy debates about unauthorized immigrants have tended, until recently, to focus on adults and adolescents. Yet several million children, a majority of them born in the United States, would be affected by legalization and feel the effects... Read More

MPI Report: Most Undocumented Immigrants Will Stay Under Obama’s New Policies
Posted on 25 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Under new immigration enforcement programs the Obama administration is putting in place across the country, the vast majority of unauthorized immigrants — up to 87 percent — would not be the focus of deportation operations and would... Read More

New DACA Report and Tool by MPI
Posted on 6 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

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Refugee Families Integrating Successfully - MPI Report
Posted on 23 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI, Mar. 23, 2016 - "Despite facing risks to their well-being including linguistic isolation, poverty, and past experiences of trauma, on the whole refugee families with young children in the United States are integrating successfully and achieving... Read More

U.S. Spends More on Immigration Enforcement than on FBI, DEA, Secret Service & All Other Federal Criminal Law Enforcement Agencies Combined
Posted on 7 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. government spends more on federal immigration enforcement than on all other principal federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined, with the nearly $18 billion spent in fiscal 2012 approximately 24 percent higher than collective spending... Read More

The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Humane Enforcement (MPI Report)
Posted on 29 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Report: A Treacherous Journey - Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System
Posted on 25 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Today MPI Livestream: Detained or Deported: How Parents in the Immigration Enforcement System Can Protect their Children
Posted on 24 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Regional Migration Study Group to Release Report
Posted on 6 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Few issues over the last 35 years have shaped and defined the US relationship with Mexico and, increasingly, much of Central America than migration. Thus, getting migration and the issues that fuel and surround it right is vital to the region’s... Read More

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data - MPI Event, Oct. 16, 2014
Posted on 14 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More