Immigration Law

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Noncitizens in the U.S. Military: Navigating National Security Concerns and Recruitment Needs
Posted on 22 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Austin Rose, and Stephen Yale-Loehr, May 2019 "Noncitizens have a long history of serving in the U.S. military, and in many periods, the promise of expedited naturalization has been used to encourage them to do so. More than 760... Read More

'Remain in Mexico' Plan Echoes Earlier U.S. Policy to Deter Haitian Migration
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Mar. 28, 2019 "Under the Trump administration’s new Remain in Mexico policy, more than 200 asylum seekers have been sent back to Mexico by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to wait for weeks... Read More

Dramatic Surge in the Arrival of Unaccompanied Children Has Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions
Posted on 14 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

The Immigration Act of 1990: Unfinished Business a Quarter-Century Later (MPI Issue Brief)
Posted on 13 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Stephen Yale-Loehr, July 2016 - "The Immigration Act of 1990 was a significant milestone, representing the first major overhaul of the U.S. legal immigration system in a quarter-century. The law, which remains the framework for... Read More

Texas Leads Resurgence in Restrictive State Actions on Immigration Enforcement
Posted on 31 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Sela Cowger, MPI, May 25, 2017 - "Texas has enacted a new hardline law to crack down on illegal immigration, signaling the re-emergence of restrictionist activism at the state level that stalled in 2012 amid adverse... Read More

Drilling Down on Obama's Deportation Record - MPI
Posted on 30 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jan. 26, 2017 - Nuance is not fashionable these days, but for those of you who are retro enough to rely on facts and data, Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Jessica Bolter at MPI have put together this piece on The Obama Record on Deportations . Read More

IRCA in Retrospect: Guideposts for Today’s Immigration Reform
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Unaccompanied Minors Crisis Has Receded from Headlines But Major Issues Remain
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Central American flows have returned, at least for now, to their precrisis level, reducing the white-hot political and media focus. Underlying questions and challenges remain, however, concerning the fate of tens of thousands of newly arrived... Read More

Despite Political Resistance, Use of Temporary Worker Visas Rises as U.S. Labor Market Tightens
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, June 20, 2017 - "With laid-off workers by his side at campaign rallies, Donald Trump pledged to preserve “U.S. jobs for U.S. workers.” True to that promise, since assuming office, President Trump... Read More