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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...

MPI Webinar Tuesday, Mar. 31st - Child and Family Migration to the United States: Continuing Flows and Evolving Responses

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:30 P.M. EDT / 12:30 P.M. CDT / 11:30 A.M. MDT / 10:30 A.M. PDT "The number of Central American unaccompanied children and family units arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has surged in recent years, reaching a peak of 137,000 in 2014. This inflow, expected...

MPI Report: Most Undocumented Immigrants Will Stay Under Obama’s New Policies

"Under new immigration enforcement programs the Obama administration is putting in place across the country, the vast majority of unauthorized immigrants — up to 87 percent — would not be the focus of deportation operations and would have “a degree of protection” to remain...

MPI Webinar Today: DACA at Three (2:00 P.M. EDT, Tues. Aug.11, 2015)

"August 2015 marks the three-year anniversary of the implementation of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and approximately one year since U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began processing DACA renewal requests. Renewal offers...

New DACA Brief, Data Tool from MPI

MPI Press Release, Aug. 11, 2015 - As DACA’s Third Anniversary Nears, Vast Majority of Beneficiaries Eligible to Apply for Renewal Have Done So Findings Discussed at 2 p.m. EDT Webinar TODAY; Coordinates Below WASHINGTON – The vast majority of unauthorized immigrants...

MPI Report: DACA Renewal Rate High Despite Obstacles - Law360

Law360, Aug. 11, 2015 - "The Migration Policy Institute said Tuesday that three years after the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, 83 percent of eligible applicants have renewed their benefits despite complications that have hampered the program and litigation...

MPI Event, Sept. 21, 2015 - Left Behind: How the Well-Being of Children Is Affected by Parental Deportation

MPI - "Currently, an estimated 5.3 million children live with unauthorized immigrant parents, and 85 percent of these children are U.S.-born citizens. While the Obama administration has initiated some policies to reduce the impacts of parental deportation on children, they remain vulnerable to separation...

Expanded MPI Chart: Mapping the Patchwork of State ‘DREAM Acts’ and Postsecondary Education Policies for Unauthorized Immigrant Youth

MPI, Oct. 2015 - " This expanded chart provides information on postsecondary policies related to enrollment, in-state tuition, financial aid, and other supports for the top 15 states of residence for DACA youth. It shows, for example, states coming down on opposite sides of the in-state tuition...

MPI Webinar Today, 3PM ET - Beyond the Surge: Unaccompanied Child Migrants in U.S. Communities, Immigration Court, and Schools

MPI, Oct. 15, 2015 - "Despite creation of a priority docket for dealing with the surge in arrivals of unaccompanied children from Central America, the U.S. immigration court system has yet to take up most of their cases. And even in cases where immigration judges provide some form of immigration...

Ten Facts About U.S. Refugee Resettlement: MPI

MPI, Oct. 22, 2015 - "The Obama administration’s recent decision to raise the annual refugee resettlement ceiling and welcome more Syrian refugees, as Europe and other countries struggle to cope with major humanitarian protection claims arising from Syria’s civil war and elsewhere, has...

MPI - Twenty Five Years Later: Reflecting on the Immigration Act of 1990

Speakers: Bruce A. Morrison, Chairman, Morrison Public Affairs Group; Former U.S. Congressman from Connecticut (1983-1991) and Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee Jon Hiatt, Chief of Staff/Executive Assistant to the President, AFL-CIO Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Distinguished Senior Fellow...

MPI Webinar Jan. 13, 2015 - A Profile of Children with Unauthorized Immigrant Parents in the United States

MPI Jan. 2016 - "Research finds that growing up with unauthorized immigrant parents places children at a disadvantage. Over the past decade, legislation that would provide a pathway to legal status for these parents stalled in Congress several times, and last year federal courts blocked implementation...

Analysis of DAPA's Potential Effects on Families and Children - MPI

MPI, Feb. 2016 - "This MPI-Urban Institute report describes the population of 3.6 million unauthorized immigrant parents potentially eligible for DAPA and the likely impacts of the program on potential recipients and their children. The report finds that more than 10 million people live in households...

Refugee Families Integrating Successfully - MPI Report

MPI, Mar. 23, 2016 - "Despite facing risks to their well-being including linguistic isolation, poverty, and past experiences of trauma, on the whole refugee families with young children in the United States are integrating successfully and achieving self-sufficiency over time, according to a new...

U.S. v. Texas Immigration Case May Turn On Procedural Grounds: MPI Policy Beat

Muzaffar Chishti, Faye Hipsman, and Isabel Ball , Apr. 26, 2016 - "The palpably intense oral argument in the case, U.S. v. Texas, focused chiefly on two issues: the standing of Texas and 25 other states to legally challenge the executive actions announced by President Obama in November 2014 and...

The Immigration Act of 1990: Unfinished Business a Quarter-Century Later (MPI Issue Brief)

Muzaffar Chishti and Stephen Yale-Loehr, July 2016 - "The Immigration Act of 1990 was a significant milestone, representing the first major overhaul of the U.S. legal immigration system in a quarter-century. The law, which remains the framework for today's legal immigration, attempted to create...

DACA at Four: Participation in the Deferred Action Program and Impacts on Recipients (MPI)

Migration Policy Institute, Aug. 11, 2016 MPI Estimates 93% of DACA Enrollees Eligible for Renewal Have Re-Applied; New Brief Offers Latest U.S., State & County Estimates "Ninety-three percent of the unauthorized immigrants participating in the Deferred Action...

Naturalization Trends in the United States - MPI (Aug. 2016)

Naturalization Trends in the United States - MPI (Aug. 2016) - "Naturalization, an important milestone in immigrant integration, extends to foreign nationals the same benefits, rights, and responsibilities that native-born citizens have, including the right to vote. More than 653,000 immigrants...

Unauthorized Immigrants with Criminal Convictions: Who Might Be a Priority for Removal? - MPI

MPI, Nov. 15, 2016 - "There has been much interest—and confusion—in recent days regarding the number of unauthorized immigrants who could be deported because of criminal records when the Trump administration takes charge. During an interview Sunday on CBS’ 60 Minutes, President...

Untapped Talent: The Costs of Brain Waste among Highly Skilled Immigrants in the United States - MPI

MPI, Dec. 2016 - "While the United States has long been a top destination for the world's best and brightest, it has fallen short when it comes to fully tapping the skills and training of these newcomers. As a result, nearly 2 million immigrants with college degrees in the United States—one...

Drilling Down on Obama's Deportation Record - MPI

Jan. 26, 2017 - Nuance is not fashionable these days, but for those of you who are retro enough to rely on facts and data, Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Jessica Bolter at MPI have put together this piece on The Obama Record on Deportations .

Trump Executive Order on Refugees and Travel Ban - MPI Fact Sheet

MPI, Feb. 2017 - "On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that indefinitely suspends the resettlement of Syrian refugees, pauses the overall refugee resettlement program, and temporarily bars noncitizens from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. The...

Muscular Public Relations Strategy to Paint Immigrants and Immigration as Negatives Embedded Deep Within Trump Executive Orders - MPI

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Jessica Bolter, Migration Policy Institute, Mar. 22, 2017 - "Even as three executive orders on immigration signed by President Trump during his first weeks in office have received extensive scrutiny, far less attention has been devoted to the public relations...

Despite Political Resistance, Use of Temporary Worker Visas Rises as U.S. Labor Market Tightens

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, June 20, 2017 - "With laid-off workers by his side at campaign rallies, Donald Trump pledged to preserve “U.S. jobs for U.S. workers.” True to that promise, since assuming office, President Trump has issued an executive order and a series of...

The Trump Administration at Six Months: A Sea Change in Immigration Enforcement

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, July 19, 2017 - "Reaching its six-month mark in office on July 20, the Trump administration is making good on Donald Trump’s campaign promises to ratchet up immigration enforcement. Acting swiftly during his early days in office, the president issued...