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