Tag Archives: Immigration

The Visa Curse

Thousands of legal U.S. immigrants are stuck choosing between living here with their spouses or staying behind and pursuing their careers.

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Is Immigration Solution for Japan’s Declining Population?

Unless Japan can devise policy strategies either to arrest the decline of its population or deal effectively with its impacts, in the long run the country will find its path to sustained economic growth blocked.

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Immigration: 5 Facts About Legal Challenges to Executive Action

Recent lawsuits that challenge executive action on immigration are unlikely to proceed. They miss the legal rationale for the action and ignore the large economic benefits it could bring.

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Immigration Groups Join Hands to Help the Undocumented

A consortium of government officials, community and immigration advocates is formed to help the undocumented immigrants take advantage of President Obama's administrative relief.

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Everything You Need To Know About Obama’s Executive Action

Because of the limits of Obama’s executive power, the action is not nearly as broad as proposed bills for comprehensive immigration reform. But Obama’s action will provide the first opportunity for millions of undocumented immigrants to live and work openly.

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Central America’s Other Refugees

Refugees come from as far away as East Africa to try their luck at crossing the Rio Grande.

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Beyond Republicans’ Anti-immigration Agenda

Though Congress can enact permanent immigration legislation, House Speaker John Boehner and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte have repeatedly pushed forward an anti-immigration agenda in the House to stop the expansion of the President’s 2012 executive action known as DACA program. The atmosphere is equally toxic in the Senate where every Republican senator voted in support of a failed effort to prevent new DACA applicants.

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Immigration Enforcement Program Didn’t Lower Crime Rate: Study

A new report's finding calls into question whether the controversial Secure Communities program achieves its stated goal of crime control.

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A Way Forward on Child Refugees

Solving the challenging issues presented by the children fleeing criminal gangs in Central America will require significantly more resources. The Obama administration has requested emergency funds, and the Senate has introduced a $2.7 billion supplemental funding bill to tackle the problem. This is a good start. But in the long term, more investments are needed to rebuild civil society and stop the violence in Central America.

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Stalled at the Starting Line

Not all undocumented immigrants want or are able to serve in the armed forces. They still deserve a chance to get right with the law, pay fines and back taxes, and become citizens. But young immigrants who are willing to put their lives on the line for our country should be allowed to do so. It’s time to pass the ENLIST Act, then move ahead with immigration reform.

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