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Education Department’s New Loan-Servicing Plan: A Dicey Prospect

Kenneth Megan, Jake Varn July 20, 2017

Student loan servicing is not without problems, but it is unclear whether the Education Department’s new approach will actually improve the system.

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A Stable Policy for an Unstable Turkey

Nicholas Danforth July 14, 2017

For all that has changed in Turkey since last summer’s July 15th coup attempt, U.S. policy toward Turkey has remained surprisingly consistent.

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The $750 Million DOT Headquarters and the Perverse Effects of Budget Scoring

Andy Winkler, Jake Varn July 13, 2017

Congress and the administration should encourage long-term partnerships with the private sector to deliver federal infrastructure.

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BPC Narrows “X-Date” Forecast to Early to Mid-October

BPC has narrowed its projection window for the debt limit “X Date,” when the federal government would not be able to pay all its bills in full and on time, to early to mid-October. This projection parallels the one released recently by the Congressional Budget Office, which reached a similar conclusion.

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One Year After Turkey’s Coup Attempt

Nicholas Danforth July 10, 2017

July 15 and its aftermath put an already tense relationship between Turkey and the U.S.under even greater strain

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H-1B Visas Used for More than Just Tech

Immigration July 6, 2017

The H-1B visa is frequently referred to in the media as a “tech visa”, as in this New York Times piece on how the “Hire American” executive order would affect the program. While a large share of H-1B visas are, in fact, awarded to workers in computer-related occupations, this paints an incomplete portrait of who is using the program.

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Deportation Without a Hearing: A Primer

Hunter Hallman July 6, 2017

There are several ways in immigration law that the government can use to deport an undocumented immigrant that do not involve the judicial process. These are known as administrative, expedited, and reinstatement of removal processes.

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Refugee Admissions Under the Trump Administration

Theresa Cardinal Brown June 30, 2017

Upheavals and reversals in U.S. refugee policy have caused a measure of uncertainty in just how many refugees will be allowed entry into the United States.

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A Snapshot of Immigration at the Border

Immigration June 29, 2017

Southwest border apprehension data for fiscal year 2017 thus far, comprising October 2016 through May 2017, shows that total apprehensions are near the record highs of the same time period in previous fiscal years, as are apprehensions of unaccompanied children (UAC) and family units.

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Inventing the Future: Recapping Our Panel Conversation

Energy June 27, 2017

On June 20, 2017, the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) hosted an event on Capitol Hill to release their latest report, “The Power of Innovation: Inventing the Future.”

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