Immigration Law

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The Wall: The Real Costs of a Barrier Between the U.S. and Mexico - Brookings
Posted on 16 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings [This is a very long, rich, detailed look at the border wall, with marvelous graphics. It deals with the price tag, smuggling, crime, the U.S. economy, communities and the environment, and much more. Recommended!] Read More

Live Webcast: The Wall (Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m. EST)
Posted on 10 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brookings - The Wall: The real costs of a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico; A conversation with Vanda Felbab-Brown and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) "President Trump’s proposed border wall, and more broadly how the United States defines... Read More

62% of Americans Favor Immigration Reform
Posted on 10 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"At present, 62% of Americans favor providing a way for immigrants who are currently living in the United States illegally to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements, while 17% support allowing them to become permanent legal residents... Read More

Tags: poll , prri , brookings , reform

Study Offers a Picture of DACA Applicants
Posted on 14 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new study by the Brookings Institution presents what the group calls “an emerging portrait” of young immigrants who have sought a temporary reprieve from deportation under a year-old program that is one of President Obama’s signature... Read More

Tags: daca , brookings , study

Could a Visa Auction Fix Immigration?
Posted on 19 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The plan would go like this: Companies that want to hire immigrants would bid for a number of visas made available by Congress. They could trade or resell the permits. Immigrants could move between companies as needed. This plan -- which would... Read More

Brookings Issues EB-5 Recommendations
Posted on 6 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services should get help from the Department of Commerce to oversee projects funded by the federal EB-5 investment-for-green-cards immigration program, a Washington think tank says in a report released Wednesday... Read More

Tags: eb-5 , brookings

Only Half of Eligible Immigrants Sign Up for DACA
Posted on 14 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Stifled by a variety of obstacles — from fees to fear — fewer than half of those eligible for immigration relief have taken advantage of an Obama administration program launched a year ago, according to a new study. About 49% of... Read More