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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?"