Immigration Law

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Who Is Eligible for DAPA? Pew Research Fact Tank Knows
Posted on 20 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research, Jan. 19, 2016 - "The expanded programs, which include Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and an expanded DACA, were announced in November 2014 and are on hold due to the lawsuit. They could make an... Read More

Reverse Flow: More Mexicans Depart U.S. than Arrive
Posted on 20 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 19, 2015 - "More Mexicans are leaving than coming to the U.S. as families reunify, are forced to reunify and for other reasons, the Pew Research Center says today in a new report. Three years ago, Pew... Read More

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For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A four-decade tidal wave of Mexican immigration to the United States has receded, causing a historic shift in migration patterns as more Mexicans appear to be leaving the United States for Mexico than the other way around, according to a report... Read More

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The Rise of Federal Immigration Crimes: Unlawful Reentry Cases Drive Growth
Posted on 24 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While the Obama administration claims that its immigration-enforcement efforts are focused on the apprehension of dangerous criminals and terrorists, federal statistics indicate that a great deal of time, effort, and money are devoted to locking... Read More

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States - Pew Research Center
Posted on 5 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Pew Research Center, May 3, 2017 - "There were a record 43.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015, making up 13.4% of the nation’s population. This represents a fourfold increase since 1960, when only 9.7 million immigrants lived in... Read More

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Share of Unauthorized Immigrant Workers in Production, Construction Jobs Falls Since 2007
Posted on 27 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a reflection of changes in the overall economy since the Great Recession, the U.S. unauthorized immigrant workforce now holds fewer blue-collar jobs and more white-collar ones than it did before the 2007-2009 recession, but a solid majority still... Read More

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Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants—more than half of whom came illegally—the net migration... Read More

Tags: zero , pew , migration

Net immigration between U.S. and Mexico at a standstill, study shows
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration from Mexico, the source of the largest wave of migration in history from a single nation to the United States, has ground to a virtual standstill, according to a new analysis of government data from both countries. Net migration... Read More

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Millions of Immigrants Could Apply for Citizenship, But Haven’t
Posted on 29 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

More than 8 million immigrants in the U.S. are eligible to apply for citizenship, but many of them have never taken the first step toward becoming a U.S. citizen. Some cite the high cost of applying ($680 in government fees, plus the cost of a lawyer... Read More

Report: Majority of undocumented immigrants have been in U.S. for over a decade
Posted on 5 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"About two thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants who currently live in the U.S have lived here for at least 10 years, according to a report released early this month by the Pew Hispanic Center." - TFI, Marcos Restrepo... Read More

Deportation Relief Seen As More Important Than Citizenship: Survey
Posted on 19 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While lopsided majorities of Hispanics and Asian Americans support creating a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, two new surveys from the Pew Research Center also show that these groups believe it is more important for unauthorized... Read More