Immigration Law

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Deportations Have 'No Observable Effect' on Crime Rate
Posted on 4 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Six years after the federal government opened an immigration enforcement program intended to improve public safety, deporting hundreds of thousands of people, many of them convicted criminals, a new study has concluded that the program has had “no... Read More

Dramatic Drop in Immigration From Mexico to US - Study
Posted on 24 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Even as immigration remains a hot topic in the U.S. presidential campaign, the number of people emigrating from Mexico to the United States, legally and illegally, has dropped sharply in recent years, research published Wednesday shows. Demographers... Read More

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UTEP Study on UACs
Posted on 21 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

National Center for Border Security and Immigration, The University of Texas at El Paso Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Project, March 20, 2014 . Read More

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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

New Research: House and Senate Could Be Positioned for Agreement on Legalization of the Unauthorized Immigrants
Posted on 14 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While a potential House approach on legalization would allow fewer unauthorized immigrants to gain lawful permanent residence than Senate bill S. 744, it could form the basis for an agreement on immigration reform, according to a new analysis by... Read More

DREAM Act Passage Could Generate Trillions For U.S. Economy
Posted on 1 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new study from researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles found that passage of the DREAM Act and inclusion of students in U.S. educational and professional institutions could generate between $1.4 and $3.6 trillion (current... Read More

Legalization Would Boost Economy by $1.4 Trillion: Study
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Attention Congress: A partial solution to improving the economy may actually be buried within another political battle all together. Granting undocumented immigrants immediate citizenship would add $1.4 trillion to economic growth, increase tax... Read More

Federal Public Defender System for Immigration Court Would Pay for Itself
Posted on 30 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On Friday, the New York City Bar Association plans to release a study contending that cost should not be an obstacle to the creation of a public defender system, paid for by the federal government, for indigent immigrants facing deportation. ... Read More

Alabama's Job-Killing Immigration Law
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alabama’s harsh immigration law has stirred controversy since it went into effect in September. The statute, which among other things requires police to question people they suspect of being in the U.S. illegally, has prompted thousands... Read More

Alabama immigration crackdown costing state billions: study
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants, widely seen as the toughest in the United States, could cost the state's economy up to $10.8 billion, according to a new study . The Alabama law, passed in June, requires police... Read More

The cure for US job woes: More immigrants
Posted on 17 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Radically increasing the number of immigrants – from the highly skilled professional to the seasonal agricultural field hand – is the solution to the US economy's dismal inability to create jobs. That's the conclusion of... Read More

No DREAMers Left Behind: The Economic Potential of DREAM Act Beneficiaries
Posted on 1 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This study aims to measure the economic impact of integrating these youths into the national economy, through the DREAM Act, by calculating their income over a 40-year period. ... In the No DREAMers Left Behind scenario, 2.1 million undocumented... Read More

Legal Representation Saves Lives - Study
Posted on 4 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Detainees represented by the surveyed nonprofits won their deportation cases 83% of the time. This success rate stands in stark contrast to the results of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) study, in which detained individuals without... Read More

Immigrants Create Medicare Surplus: Study
Posted on 30 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Immigrants have contributed billions of dollars more to Medicare in recent years than the program has paid out on their behalf, according to a new study, a pattern that goes against the notion that immigrants are a drain on federal health care... Read More

Study: Latinos Learn English Faster Than Past Immigrants
Posted on 19 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Many who oppose high levels of Latino immigration argue that these new immigrants don't learn English as quickly as prior waves of European immigrants did. A series of new studies, however, reveals a different picture. Latinos are doing pretty... Read More