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.
January 05, 2012
This paper takes a look at some of the problems that have been created for local jurisdictions that have honored immigration detainers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In many cases around the country the abuse of an individual’s rights has led to litigation against the local jurisdiction, and several jurisdictions have changed their policies regarding ICE detainers.
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...
November 07, 2011
This paper explains problems caused by our broken employment-based immigration system as they concern immigrants with special skills needed by American employers. Long backlogs due to an outdated visa quota system are driving talented immigrants to our competitors. The paper contains a set of recommendations to alleviate the problems.