Immigration Law

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Back on the Table: U.S. Legalization and the Unauthorized Immigrant Groups that Could Factor in the Debate
Posted on 4 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Bolter, Muzaffar Chishti and Doris Meissner, MPI, Feb. 2021 "After several years on the policy sidelines, the debate over legalizing the unauthorized immigrant population was revived with President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day pledge... Read More

Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy: Building a Responsive, Effective Immigration System
Posted on 28 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Migration Policy Institute "This multiyear MPI initiative is generating a big-picture, evidence-driven vision of the role immigration can and should play in America’s future. Drawing from research, data analysis, and insights gained from... Read More

At the Starting Gate: The Incoming Biden Administration’s Immigration Plans
Posted on 10 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Doris Meissner and Michelle Mittelstadt, MPI, Nov. 2020 "President-elect Joe Biden pledged during the campaign to reverse some of the most restrictive immigration actions undertaken during Donald Trump’s four years in office, including family... Read More

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Useful MPI Resources
Posted on 9 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From the Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 9, 2020 Useful MPI resources: A report cataloguing the more than 400 executive actions on immigration undertaken by the Trump administration, organized by topic and listing dates of actions. A... Read More

Tags: mpi , Biden , Trump , border

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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