Immigration Law

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House Bill to Seal Border Unrealistic, CBO Finds
Posted on 29 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last week, the House Homeland Security Committee sent to the House floor H.R. 399 , the “ Secure our Borders First ” Act. The measure would mandate 100 percent “ operational control ”—defined as “the prevention... Read More

DHS Budget: 287(g) Down, 'Secure Communities' & E-Verify Up
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A fiscal year 2013 budget brief released by Homeland Security today has some details on the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement priorities, and one of the losers is the federal-local partnership known as 287(g) . The administration... Read More

Can We Afford $600 Billion Dollars to Seal the Border?
Posted on 7 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We examine the budgetary and economic implications of alternative strategies to addressing undocumented immigrants. In particular, we focus on the implications of immediately and fully enforcing current law, and find that it would be fiscally and... Read More

Tags: budget , cost , border

E-Verify Deepens Projected Budget Deficits
Posted on 4 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On [Dec. 18, 2013,] the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a cost-estimate for the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1772). That bill is one part of the House Republican’s immigration reform package that would nationally mandate a version... Read More

Honduran Immigrant in Minnesota Released After Two Years of Detention
Posted on 4 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Dolores had just fallen asleep in her jail cell early one morning last week when she heard a guard’s voice barking: “Get your things together. You’re going.” At first, Dolores thought she was being deported. For much of the... Read More

Beware the Immigration Industrial Complex
Posted on 9 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" ICE runs a gulag archipelago of detention centers across the country , holding immigrants who have overstayed visas, entered without inspection, seek asylum, and committed minor offenses. ICE has continued to push in the federal courts for expansive... Read More