National Immigration Forum

Practical Solutions for Immigrants and America

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Operation Streamline Fact Sheet

July 21, 2009

National Immigration Forum and the American Civil Liberties Union. This fact sheet describes a Bush administration initiative to press criminal charges on every person who crosses the border illegally in certain stretches of the Southwest border.

Immigrant Integration and Immigration Fees in the DHS Appropriations Bill

July 09, 2009

This analysis explains the different approaches taken by President, the House, and the Senate in providing funding for immigrant integration initiatives by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Some background on recent trends in immigration fees is provided.

Change and Continuity: Public Opinion on Immigration Reform

May 18, 2009

This memo highlights the results of recent public opinion surveys indicating support for comprehensive immigration reform.  It also looks at a survey that asked Latinos their thoughts about the immigration debate and how the debate might influence their vote.  Context is provided by comparing current public opinion to surveys conducted in 2007 when Congress last attempted to pass immigration reform legislation.

Assets or Enemies: Securing our Nation by Enforcing Immigration Laws

January 27, 2009

Remarks delivered to National War College by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. This document argues that we must change our priorities in immigration enforcement. A critique of the way enforcement of our immigration laws has been carried out since September 11, 2001.

Backgrounder: Comprehensive Reform of Our Immigration Laws

September 02, 2008

Backgrounder on our broken immigration system, and what must be done to fix it.

Out of Focus: The Hidden Crisis of the Latest Backlogs in Naturalization Processing

August 06, 2008

This publication highlights processing backlogs in applications for naturalization that developed in 2007, puts these backlogs in the context of a cycle of backlogs and promises to reduce them, and provides examples of the problems processing backlogs cause for immigrants waiting to become citizens.

Immigration as a Wedge Issue: Little Payoff; Big Opportunity Cost

March 05, 2008

An analysis of the promotion of deportation-only policies as an electoral wedge issue—its effectiveness with the general electorate and its impact on the Latino vote.

Immigration Enforcement in the Wake of Immigration Reform’s Collapse

February 02, 2008

A summary of some of the government’s enforcement actions and a handful of government rules issued in 2007 affecting immigrant rights.

Bizarre Proposals to “End” Illegal Immigration

January 02, 2008

A list of some of the more extreme deportation-only proposals introduced in the 110th Congress.

While Debate Rages, the Public Continues to Support Realistic Immigration Solutions

December 10, 2007

A summary of public opinion polling from mainstream news organizations from late 2006 through 2007 showing continued support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

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