Immigration Law

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Unaccompanied Alien Children: Current Law Governing Removal from the United States and Selected Legislative Proposals
Posted on 1 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Recent reports about the increasing number of alien minors apprehended at the U.S. border without a parent or guardian sparked heightened attention on the treatment of “unaccompanied alien children” (UACs) under federal immigration law... Read More

U.S. Immigration Policy: Chart Book of Key Trends
Posted on 31 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This report is a chart book of selected immigration trends that touch on the main elements of comprehensive immigration reform (CIR). Most policymakers agree that the main issues in CIR include increased border security and immigration enforcement... Read More

Tags: trends , wasem , chart , crs , cir

CRS on Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Enforcement: Legal Issues
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Regardless of whether it is characterized as “prosecutorial discretion” or “enforcement discretion,” immigration officers are generally seen as having wide latitude in determining when, how, and even whether to pursue apparent... Read More

Temporary Professional, Managerial, and Skilled Foreign Workers: Policy and Trends - CRS Report
Posted on 22 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Congressional Research Service, Jan. 13, 2016 - "Temporary visas for professional, managerial, and skilled foreign workers have become an important gateway for high-skilled immigration to the United States. Over the past two decades, the number of... Read More

Tags: report , visas , crs

CRS on Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986
Posted on 1 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986 Ruth Ellen Wasem, Specialist in Immigration Policy, Congressional Research Service September 22, 2011 RL33874 - CRS Report for Congress - Prepared for Members and Committees... Read More

Side door to CRS Reports and Issue Briefs
Posted on 16 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Frustrated by not having access to the latest Congressional Research Service reports and issue briefs? In addition to perennial favorite Open CRS , the State Department also comes to the rescue with a portal that includes many immigration- and border... Read More

CRS on Detainers
Posted on 12 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Further judicial developments pertaining to immigration detainers may be likely, as both the use of and challenges to detainers increase. In particular, future decisions could help clarify whether the issuance of detainers for offenses not involving... Read More

Tags: detainers , crs