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Relief Not Raids: Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras

Relief Not Raids: Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras
Report by the ILRC calling for the end of immigration raids targeting Central American families and outlining the legal and factual grounds for the expansion of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. This report also provides…Read More

Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet

Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet
Click to Open Report A new report, “Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet” released today by Detention Watch Network and the Center for Constitutional Rights explores and exposes the depth of local lockup quotas in immigrant…Read More

[MPI] Immigrant and Refugee Workers in the Early Childhood Field: Taking a Closer Look

[MPI] Immigrant and Refugee Workers in the Early Childhood Field: Taking a Closer Look
As Young Child Population Is Increasingly Diverse in U.S. and Florida, Early Childhood Field Faces Urgent Need to Improve Workforce’s Linguistic & Cultural Competence Extensive research shows that high-quality early learning experiences are critical to children’s healthy development and academic…Read More

[MPI] The ‘Back of the Line’

MPI Issue Brief The Back of the Line
(republished content) Press Release March 22, 2013 Contact: Michelle Mittelstadt 202-266-1910 mmittelstadt@migrationpolicy.org The ‘Back of the Line’: New Migration Policy Institute Issue Brief Explains ‘The Line,’ Who Is in It, Wait Times & More MPI Launches Issue Briefs Series Focusing…Read More

[SPLC] Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States

SPLC Publication Feb 2013
In the debate over comprehensive immigration reform, various policymakers and business groups have suggested that Congress create a new or expanded guestworker program to ensure a steady supply of foreign workers for industries that rely on an abundance of cheap labor. Congress should look before it leaps. Read More

Pew Research: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are not U.S. Citizens

Pew Research release Feb 5, 2013
The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are not U.S. Citizens. Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico are not citizens of the United States, even though they are eligible to naturalize. Their rate of naturalization----36%----is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.Read More

Families for Freedom new report uncovers nearly 300 wrongful arrests by Border Patrol

Uncovering USBP Report
Via Families for Freedom: January 30, 2013 (New York, NY) – A new report from Families for Freedom in collaboration with New York University (NYU) Immigrant Rights Clinic entitled, “Uncovering USBP: Bonus Programs for United States Border Patrol Agents and…Read More

Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery

Enforcement Pillars
“Spending for the federal government’s two main immigration enforcement agencies – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – and its primary enforcement technology initiative, the US Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT)…Read More