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DHS Budget: 287(g) Down, 'Secure Communities' & E-Verify Up

"A fiscal year 2013 budget brief released by Homeland Security today has some details on the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement priorities, and one of the losers is the federal-local partnership known as 287(g) . The administration is proposing a budget reduction of $17...

Beware the Immigration Industrial Complex

" ICE runs a gulag archipelago of detention centers across the country , holding immigrants who have overstayed visas, entered without inspection, seek asylum, and committed minor offenses. ICE has continued to push in the federal courts for expansive definitions of mandatory detention, even if...

Honduran Immigrant in Minnesota Released After Two Years of Detention

"Dolores had just fallen asleep in her jail cell early one morning last week when she heard a guard’s voice barking: “Get your things together. You’re going.” At first, Dolores thought she was being deported. For much of the time since immigration agents picked her up in...

E-Verify Deepens Projected Budget Deficits

"On [Dec. 18, 2013,] the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a cost-estimate for the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1772). That bill is one part of the House Republican’s immigration reform package that would nationally mandate a version of E-Verify. CBO notes that many unverifiable employees...

House Bill to Seal Border Unrealistic, CBO Finds

"Last week, the House Homeland Security Committee sent to the House floor H.R. 399 , the “ Secure our Borders First ” Act. The measure would mandate 100 percent “ operational control ”—defined as “the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States”—of...

Can We Afford $600 Billion Dollars to Seal the Border?

"We examine the budgetary and economic implications of alternative strategies to addressing undocumented immigrants. In particular, we focus on the implications of immediately and fully enforcing current law, and find that it would be fiscally and economically costly. The federal government would...