July 11, 2012
This brief paper explains how the Obama Administration’s decision to stop deporting certain young undocumented immigrants and allowing them to work will ultimately benefit the U.S. economy. Those benefits would be magnified if Congress acted to put these young people on a path to citizenship.
Comment re: Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives
May 25, 2012
The National Immigration Forum’s comment on a Proposed Rule issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that would make an important change in processing waivers for certain immigrants seeking to legalize their status. This comment points out weaknesses in the Proposed Rule and makes suggestions for improving it.
May 10, 2012
This document briefly summarizes immigration-related provisions included in the House and Senate versions of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bills.
April 06, 2012
This document briefly explains how immigrants trigger a bar to their re-entry to the U.S., and how the new proposed application process for the waiver to this bar to re-entry would reduce family separation.
March 19, 2012
This fact sheet answers key questions about the Department of Homeland Security’s use of its prosecutorial discretion to focus its immigration enforcement on threats to public safety. The papers explains what prosecutorial discretion is, how it is being implemented by DHS, and what its limitations are. The paper also lays out a set of concerns about how the policy has been implemented so far.
February 15, 2012
On February 13, 2012, the President released his Fiscal Year 2013 budget. This paper contains a summary of the immigration-related items in the budget of the Department of Homeland Security.
February 15, 2012
On February 13, 2012, the President released his Fiscal Year 2013 budget request. This paper contains a summary of the immigration-related items in the budget of the Department of Justice.
January 25, 2012
A brief summary of the immigration-related components of the Fiscal Year 2012 budget for the Department of Homeland Security, including appropriations allocated for Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
December 06, 2011
This fact sheet contains basic information on the deployment of the National Guard on the southwest border, including number, location, cost and the role the Guard is playing.
November 15, 2011
This paper puts a spotlight on the amount of money our government currently spends on enforcing our broken immigration laws, and how much that spending has increased in recent years. Much of the spending is for programs that are not cost effective, and the government could save hundreds of millions of dollars if spending on these programs was reduced or eliminated. Billions more could be saved by reforming our immigration laws in a comprehensive, allowing enforcement resources to be focused on...