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Immigration Policy and New Estimates of the U.S. Unauthorized Population

"A recently released report on the U.S. unauthorized population comes at a politically charged moment, as Congress begins in earnest to consider immigration reform and a possible path to citizenship for the nation's unauthorized residents. The report, co-authored by Robert Warren, former demographer...

Border Security: Numbers and Graphs

"The question arises: does the United States actually need to invest more in border security? It likely does not, and certainly not at the levels provided for by the Corker/Hoeven amendment." - Robert Warren, (Retired) Director of the Statistics Division of the Immigration and Naturalization...

Stumbling Toward a Humanitarian Solution: Donald Kerwin

"[W]e do not yet know the mix of policy, operational and legal responses that will be needed to resolve this situation in a way that vindicates rights, respects the rule-of-law, and protects those in need. Three overarching considerations, however, should be taken into account in working toward...

Paths to Lawful Immigration Status: Results and Implications from the PERSON Survey

"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. However, no published study that we are aware...

Beyond DAPA and DACA: Revisiting Legislative Reform in Light of Long-Term Trends in Unauthorized Immigration to the United States

"This paper provides estimates of those who are potentially eligible for DAPA and DACA. However, it also looks beyond DAPA and DACA to make the case for broad legislative reform in light of long-term trends in unauthorized migration to the United States and the unauthorized resident population....

Piecing Together the US Immigrant Detention Puzzle One Night at a Time: An Analysis of All Persons in DHS-ICE Custody on September 22, 2012

Donald Kerwin, Nov. 5, 2015 - "This paper analyzes a dataset of every person in the custody of the US Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS-ICE or ICE) on September 22, 2012, and compares this data with an earlier analysis of a similar dataset on detainees in DHS...

Drop in Undocumented Population Continues

CMS, Jan. 20, 2016 - " In a critical new report released today, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) finds that the US undocumented population has fallen below 11 million for the first time since 2004. The report also offers evidence that the Mexican-born undocumented population continues...