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Could a Visa Auction Fix Immigration?

"The plan would go like this: Companies that want to hire immigrants would bid for a number of visas made available by Congress. They could trade or resell the permits. Immigrants could move between companies as needed. This plan -- which would be rolled out in phases, starting with a pilot...

Only Half of Eligible Immigrants Sign Up for DACA

"Stifled by a variety of obstacles — from fees to fear — fewer than half of those eligible for immigration relief have taken advantage of an Obama administration program launched a year ago, according to a new study. About 49% of those eligible have applied for a work permit and...

Study Offers a Picture of DACA Applicants

"A new study by the Brookings Institution presents what the group calls “an emerging portrait” of young immigrants who have sought a temporary reprieve from deportation under a year-old program that is one of President Obama’s signature immigration initiatives. The study shows...

Brookings Issues EB-5 Recommendations

"The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services should get help from the Department of Commerce to oversee projects funded by the federal EB-5 investment-for-green-cards immigration program, a Washington think tank says in a report released Wednesday. The Brookings Institution's study agreed...

62% of Americans Favor Immigration Reform

"At present, 62% of Americans favor providing a way for immigrants who are currently living in the United States illegally to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements, while 17% support allowing them to become permanent legal residents but not citizens, and roughly 1-in-5 (19%) favor...