Immigration Law

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The US Refugee Resettlement Program — A Return to First Principles: How Refugees Help to Define, Strengthen, and Revitalize the United States
Posted on 22 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Donald Kerwin, 2018 - "The US refugee resettlement program should be a source of immense national pride. The program has saved countless lives; put millions of impoverished persons on a path to work, self-sufficiency, and integration; and advanced... Read More

Tags: refugees , kerwin

DREAM Act-Eligible Poised to Build on the Investments Made in Them
Posted on 24 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Donald Kerwin, Robert Warren, CMS, Jan. 2018 - " This paper presents the results of a study by the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) on potential beneficiaries of the DREAM Act of 2017 (the “DREAM Act” or “Act”). The study... Read More

Drop in Undocumented Population Continues
Posted on 20 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CMS, Jan. 20, 2016 - " In a critical new report released today, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) finds that the US undocumented population has fallen below 11 million for the first time since 2004. The report also offers evidence... Read More

Stumbling Toward a Humanitarian Solution: Donald Kerwin
Posted on 21 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[W]e do not yet know the mix of policy, operational and legal responses that will be needed to resolve this situation in a way that vindicates rights, respects the rule-of-law, and protects those in need. Three overarching considerations, however... Read More

Beyond DAPA and DACA: Revisiting Legislative Reform in Light of Long-Term Trends in Unauthorized Immigration to the United States
Posted on 19 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This paper provides estimates of those who are potentially eligible for DAPA and DACA. However, it also looks beyond DAPA and DACA to make the case for broad legislative reform in light of long-term trends in unauthorized migration to the United... Read More

Tags: cmsny , daca , jmhs , kerwin , warren , dapa , reforms

How Robust Refugee Protection Policies Can Strengthen Human and National Security - Donald Kerwin
Posted on 12 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Donald Kerwin, CMSNY, Sept. 2016 - "This paper makes the case that refugee protection and national security should be viewed as complementary, not conflicting state goals. It argues that refugee protection can further the security of refugees, affected... Read More

Tags: cmsny , refugees , kerwin

Border Security: Numbers and Graphs
Posted on 22 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The question arises: does the United States actually need to invest more in border security? It likely does not, and certainly not at the levels provided for by the Corker/Hoeven amendment." - Robert Warren, (Retired) Director of the Statistics... Read More

Immigration Policy and New Estimates of the U.S. Unauthorized Population
Posted on 24 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A recently released report on the U.S. unauthorized population comes at a politically charged moment, as Congress begins in earnest to consider immigration reform and a possible path to citizenship for the nation's unauthorized residents. The... Read More

Piecing Together the US Immigrant Detention Puzzle One Night at a Time: An Analysis of All Persons in DHS-ICE Custody on September 22, 2012
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Donald Kerwin, Nov. 5, 2015 - "This paper analyzes a dataset of every person in the custody of the US Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS-ICE or ICE) on September 22, 2012, and compares this data with an earlier... Read More

Tags: detention , jmhs , kerwin , ICE

Paths to Lawful Immigration Status: Results and Implications from the PERSON Survey
Posted on 5 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Anecdotal evidence suggests that a significant percentage of unauthorized immigrants are potentially eligible for some sort of immigration relief, but they either do not know it or are not able to pursue lawful immigration status for other reasons... Read More