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Migration Policy Institute

Throwing Billions Mindlessly at Border Security

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado's newbie Congressman, Ken Buck, was right at home on the radio last week when he disclosed that a bill will be introduced by House Republicans "doubling or tripling" the amount of money to be spent on securing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Seriously? Republicans Target Birthright Citizenship Again?

Randy Borntrager | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Randy Borntrager

Not only have Republicans blocked comprehensive immigration reform when it had a real chance of passing, they're now trying yet again to bring up unconstitutional bills to drive their point home.

Elise Foley

Immigration Enforcement Costlier Than FBI, Drug Enforcement, Guns Combined | Elise Foley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States spends more money on immigration enforcement -- nearly $18 billion in the 2012 fiscal year -- than on its other law en...

Cristina Costantini

Who Are the Eligible DREAMers? A Demographic Profile | Cristina Costantini | Posted 06.21.2012 | Latino Voices

Less than a week ago, President Obama announced a policy change that could affect as many as 1.4 million young undocumented students living in the Uni...

Elise Foley

State Lawmakers Weigh Costs Of Copying Arizona On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Arizona passed its contentious immigration enforcement bill, SB 1070, last April, state legislatures across the country took note....

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona's SB 1070 Takes Nativist Fever Nationwide

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger While Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, was far from the first controversial immigra...

Birthright Citizenship Repeal Could Increase Illegal Immigration: Penn State/Migration Policy Institute Study

The Daily Collegian Online | Sarah Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A study by a Penn State professor and the national Migration Policy Institute reports repealing birthright citizenship could cause the illegal immigra...

Making the DREAM Real

Philip Wolgin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Wolgin

Once the DREAM Act is passed, activists and advocates should work to create a network of fellowships, grants, and support for immigrants on the path to legalization.

The Faces of Detention and Deportation

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

One persistent question regarding individuals who are in detention and subject to deportation is, "What is the nature of their offenses?"