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DHS refutes Lamar Smith's 'stonewalling' allegations

"Homeland Security officials said Monday they are gathering data to appease U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, after his powerful House committee threatened to hold the agency in contempt of Congress for failing to provide immigration enforcement information. Smith, the chairman of the...

First Quarter FY12 Labor Cert Data Online

"The following case disclosure files cover determinations issued between October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. A small percentage of determinations are subject to change in subsequent quarterly releases due to appeal or redetermination decisions on employer applications." - DOL,...

Will the new Labor-Business Accord Produce an Immigration Death Panel?

" The answer is "NO" -- as long as political influence and hackery is kept out of the equation and algorithms digesting state- and employer-fed job openings and hiring data are allowed to produce up-to-the-minute reports of shortage occupations. But an economy-killing immigration death...

OFLC Performance Data for FY13 Q2 Posted

"The OFLC PERM, H-2A, H-2B, Prevailing Wage, and H-1B program disclosure data files for Quarter 2 of FY 2013 are now available. Click here to access the disclosure files and corresponding record layouts." - DOL, May 6, 2013 .

At the Edge of US Immigration’s “Halt of Folly:” Data, Information, and Research Needs in the Event of Legalization

"In September 2013, the Center for Migration Studies of New York, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, convened a group of immigration specialists, researchers, scholars, and advocates in Washington, DC to discuss data, information, and research needs for planning...

Oct. 16th MPI Event - The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data

"When: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET Where: MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036 Speakers: Marc Rosenblum , Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program, MPI, Rebecca Gambler, Director, Homeland Security...

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data - MPI Event, Oct. 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET "The United States has formally removed 3.7 million noncitizens since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established in 2003, a record pace of deportations. An examination of the dataset of all removals effectuated by U.S....

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data

"MPI Report Offers Most Detailed Analysis Yet of U.S. Deportation System under DHS; Examines Criminality, Origin, Gender & More of Deportees Men Account for 91% of All Deportees in 2003-2013; Deportations Disproportionately Target Mexicans and Central Americans The report also finds that...

Data Death at DOL, R.I.P. Records, Bye-Bye Bytes

"H-1B Legacy records no longer available On July 8, 2013, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) approved OFLC's revised retention schedule following a 30-day period of public notice and review. As part of its review and approval process, NARA determined employer applications...

OFLC FY 2014 Q4 Cumulative Disclosure Data Now Online

" The OFLC PERM, H-2A, H-2B, Prevailing Wage, and H-1B program disclosure data files for Quarter 4 of FY 2014 are now available. Click here to access the disclosure files and corresponding record layouts." - DOL, Nov. 13, 2014.

Big Data, Bad Data: Resolving the Tyranny of the Database (William Stock)

"This term, the Supreme Court is considering a case [ Kerry v. Din ] that implicates the doctrine of “consular non-reviewability”–the legal principle that generally, courts in the United States will not review the discretionary decisions of American consular officers if they deny...

Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States - MPI

"Immigration has a significant impact on many aspects of life in the United States, from the workforce and the classroom to communities across the country. As such, many seek to know more about those who were born abroad and now make their lives here, whether as naturalized citizens, legal permanent...

OFLC Data Nerds Rejoice! - FY 2016 Q3 Data Posted by DOL

DOL, July 20, 2016 - " The OFLC PERM, H-2A, H-2B, Prevailing Wage, and H-1B program disclosure data files for Quarter 3 of FY 2016 are now available. Click here to access the disclosure files and corresponding record layouts."

FY 2015 Q4 PERM Disclosure Data Files Posted - July 29, 2016

DOL, July 29, 2016 - "The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has posted updated PERM Program disclosure data files for Quarter 4 of FY 2015. Click here to access the disclosure files and corresponding record layouts."