Immigration Law

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Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System: A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency
Posted on 31 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah Pierce and Jessica Bolter, MPI, July 2020 "Through bold, sweeping changes as well as less-noted technical adjustments, the Trump administration has dramatically reshaped the U.S. immigration system since entering office in January 2017. Now... Read More

Tags: mpi , immigration , Trump

Once Relatively Obscure, ICE Becomes a Lightning Rod in Immigration Debate
Posted on 22 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Aug. 22, 2018 - "Critics of the Trump administration’s immigration policies have seized on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as the main target of their ire in recent months, with the “Abolish... Read More

As Congress Slumbers, Trump and Sessions Try to Slow Legal Immigration - MPI Policy Beat
Posted on 26 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Mar. 22, 2018 - "With most public attention around immigration focused on the Trump administration’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration, the scope of a series of actions restricting... Read More

National Guard Posting on Mexico Border 'May Be Indefinite' - MPI Policy Beat (Apr. 25, 2018)
Posted on 26 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Austin Rose, Apr. 25, 2018 - "Opening a new front in his campaign to crack down on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump in early April 2018 called for the deployment of up to 4,000 National Guard troops... Read More

Tens of Thousands in United States Face Uncertain Future, as Temporary Protected Status Deadlines Loom
Posted on 1 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Jessica Bolter, and Sarah Pierce, MPI, Dec. 1, 2017 - "Shortly after announcing in September the phaseout of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Trump administration took aim at another form of relief... Read More

Ten Facts About U.S. Refugee Resettlement: MPI
Posted on 22 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI, Oct. 22, 2015 - "The Obama administration’s recent decision to raise the annual refugee resettlement ceiling and welcome more Syrian refugees, as Europe and other countries struggle to cope with major humanitarian protection claims arising... Read More

DACA at Four: Participation in the Deferred Action Program and Impacts on Recipients (MPI)
Posted on 11 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Migration Policy Institute, Aug. 11, 2016 MPI Estimates 93% of DACA Enrollees Eligible for Renewal Have Re-Applied; New Brief Offers Latest U.S., State & County Estimates "Ninety-three percent of the unauthorized... Read More

Tags: mpi , daca

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

MPI Webinar Today: DACA at Three (2:00 P.M. EDT, Tues. Aug.11, 2015)
Posted on 11 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"August 2015 marks the three-year anniversary of the implementation of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and approximately one year since U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began... Read More

Tags: mpi , daca , webinar

A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System
Posted on 27 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"CGRS and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) have collaborated to produce an important report urging lawmakers to reform the U.S. immigration system for migrant children who are coming to our borders with surging frequency. They come, often unaccompanied... Read More

MPI Report: DACA Renewal Rate High Despite Obstacles - Law360
Posted on 12 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, Aug. 11, 2015 - "The Migration Policy Institute said Tuesday that three years after the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, 83 percent of eligible applicants have renewed their benefits despite complications... Read More

Tags: mpi , renewals , daca , report

MPI Webinar Today, 3PM ET - Beyond the Surge: Unaccompanied Child Migrants in U.S. Communities, Immigration Court, and Schools
Posted on 15 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI, Oct. 15, 2015 - "Despite creation of a priority docket for dealing with the surge in arrivals of unaccompanied children from Central America, the U.S. immigration court system has yet to take up most of their cases. And even in cases where immigration... 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

Muscular Public Relations Strategy to Paint Immigrants and Immigration as Negatives Embedded Deep Within Trump Executive Orders - MPI
Posted on 23 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Jessica Bolter, Migration Policy Institute, Mar. 22, 2017 - "Even as three executive orders on immigration signed by President Trump during his first weeks in office have received extensive scrutiny, far less attention... Read More

MPI Launches CIR Page
Posted on 22 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Throughout its history, MPI has placed major focus on analysis of the US immigration system and the complex demographic, economic, political, foreign policy, and other trends that affect immigration to the United States. Through its US Immigration... Read More

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