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CRS on Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986

Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986 Ruth Ellen Wasem, Specialist in Immigration Policy, Congressional Research Service September 22, 2011 RL33874 - CRS Report for Congress - Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress

Call them 'unauthorized'

The Texas Tribune, a 100% digital, online news outlet, asked me to write a column on the language wars. Here's my take . For an opposing view, click here . - Texas Tribune, Nov. 15, 2011 .

Memo to Journalists / Editors: Drop the I-Word

"The U.S. Supreme Court has come a long way since former Chief Justice William Rehnquist referred to undocumented immigrants as "wetbacks." In an opinion earlier this year on another Arizona immigration law, Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. knowingly used the terms, "unauthorized aliens"...

Americans Drastically Overestimate How Many Unauthorized Immigrants Are In The Country, And They Don't Want To Know The Truth

"I'm very passionate about the issue of immigration as a question of substance, but I'll happily concede I don't know a ton about the politics. It turns out, however, that people are very confused about how many immigrants there are and "vastly overestimate the percentage...

DHS Estimate: 11.5M Unauthorized Immigrants in U.S, January 2011

"In summary, an estimated 11.5 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States in January 2011 compared to a revised 2010 estimate of 11.6 million. These results suggest little to no change in the unauthorized immigrant population from 2010 to 2011. It is unlikely that the unauthorized...

What's In a Name?

"In this podcast , Fi2W executive producer John Rudolph discusses the editorial and political implications of this debate over terminology with Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, and Monica Novoa, a writer for Colorlines and the organizer of the “...

The I-Word, Inching Toward Retirement

"Maybe Mr. Vargas and others will succeed in driving out “illegal.” It won’t be the first time a word has become defunct through misuse or changing times. ... But a change in usage won’t necessarily change hearts. As the linguist and former senator S.I. Hayakawa used to say...

New National and State Estimates of America’s Unauthorized Immigrant Population Released

"The International Migration Review (IMR) today published a study with new estimates of the unauthorized immigrant population. The report, titled Unauthorized Immigration to the United States: Annual Estimates and Components of Change, by State, 1990 to 2010 , is co-authored by Robert Warren, former...

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...

USA Today Drops the I-Word

" From: Coon, William Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:16 PM To: USAT ED Virginia Staff; USAT ED Field Staff Subject: Change in USA TODAY style on illegal immigration You probably have heard that the Associated Press recently changed its style on the term illegal immigrant. Starting...

New Research: House and Senate Could Be Positioned for Agreement on Legalization of the Unauthorized Immigrants

"While a potential House approach on legalization would allow fewer unauthorized immigrants to gain lawful permanent residence than Senate bill S. 744, it could form the basis for an agreement on immigration reform, according to a new analysis by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP...

Ignoring the Elephant in the Room: An Initial Reaction to Judge Hanen's Decision Enjoining DAPA, Expanded DACA

"Judge Hanen appears to have overlooked a very important part of the legal landscape, what one might term the elephant in the room. The statutory authority for employment authorization under the INA is contained in section 274A of the INA, otherwise known as 8 U.S.C. §1324a. That section lays...

CMS Releases Database Featuring Estimates and Characteristics of US Unauthorized Immigrants

"The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) announces the release of an innovative database that provides detailed information about US unauthorized residents at the national, state, and sub-state levels." - CMS, Mar. 3, 2015 .

NY Attorney General Shuts Down Unlicensed Visa Consultant

NYAG, Sept. 8, 2015 - "Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that his office reached an agreement with Entertainment Visa Consultant Company (EVC) and its CEO, David King. This agreement will resolve the Attorney General’s investigation of EVC and King which revealed that King...