Priscilla Alvarez, MJ Lee, CNN, Feb. 21, 2024
"The White House is considering executive action to restrict migrants’ ability to seek asylum at the US-Mexico border if they crossed illegally...
Heidi Altman, NIJC, Feb. 21, 2024
"For too long, extremist lawmakers and commentators have shaped the immigration debate through misinformation and rhetoric that demonizes people seeking safety...
Julia Gelatt and Muzaffar Chishti, MPI, Feb. 2024
"Immigration is expected to be the only driver of U.S. population increases 20 years from now, and already, immigrants and their U.S.-born children...
William Melhado, Texas Tribune, Feb. 20, 2024
"A Catholic nonprofit that operates several shelters in El Paso sued the Office of the Attorney General earlier this month to delay the release of records...
Jerusalem Demsas, The Atlantic, Feb. 19, 2024 [free gift link!]
"Sometimes the best way to understand why something is going wrong is to look at what’s going right. The asylum seekers from...
"Immigrants integrate into U.S. society over time and they contribute to
the U.S. economy. These crucial yet often-overlooked facts are
illustrated well by the Pew Hispanic Center’s latest statistical profile
of the foreign-born population. According to Pew’s analysis of Census
data, most immigrants have been here for more than a decade, and the
longer they have been here, the more likely they are to have become
homeowners and learned English. Moreover, growing numbers of immigrants
are becoming U.S. citizens, which translates into growing political
clout. The Pew data also show the degree to which immigrants fuel
labor-force growth and fill valuable roles in the economy as workers in
both high-skilled and less-skilled occupations. In short, immigrants are
integral to the nation’s social and economic fabric." - IPC, Mar. 7, 2012.