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Sanctuary Cities and Immigration Detainers: A Primer

Lazaro Zamora / Blog April 25, 2017

The murder of Kathryn Steinle by an unauthorized immigrant released from custody in San Francisco has reignited the issue of “sanctuary” cities.

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States and Cities Pulled into Immigration Enforcement

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog February 27, 2017

The Trump orders would, by agreement or by coercion, put states and localities squarely in the middle of immigration enforcement in the United States.

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Biometric Entry-Exit Update: CBP Developing Land Border Process

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog May 9, 2016

As documented by BPC, the major operational, logistical, and technical challenge in implementing exit capability at our ports has been the land borders.

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Obama’s Budget Highlights Retirement Security

Shai Akabas / Blog February 2, 2015

With baby boomers entering retirement and student loan debt growing rapidly, personal savings issues have unsurprisingly grabbed the policy spotlight.

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Energy Experts to Discuss Federal and California State Policy Implications of Nuclear Waste

Energy / Press Release January 21, 2015

On Tuesday, January 27, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Nuclear Waste Initiative is partnering with the San Onofre Community Engagement Panel (CEP) to hold a public discussion on the issue

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Illinois Enacts Major Retirement Security Legislation

Brian Collins / Blog January 7, 2015

The law will require employers to either offer an employer-sponsored retirement plan or automatically enroll their employees into the new Secure Choice program.

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Housing Summit Series: Dowell Myers

Housing / Blog June 26, 2014

Dowell MyersWe are pleased to introduce our first Summit speaker, Professor Dowell Myers, Ph.D. a demographer and urban planner from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. Don’t miss his luncheon keynote presentation on Monday, September 15.

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Testimony by BPC's John Fortier to the Senate Committiee on Rules and Administration

John C. Fortier / Research June 25, 2014

Even four decades into the convenience voting experiment, the rise of vote-by-mail and early in-person voting varies significantly among states both in the magnitude of votes cast and in the modes available to voters.

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New Deferred Action Statistics May Hold Key Implications for Future Legalization

Lazaro Zamora / Blog May 20, 2014

Last Thursday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released updated data on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to the new data, USCIS has approved over 550,000 applications, representing 86 percent of applications accepted for review. Based on estimates of the eligible population, this accounts for more than half of DACA-eligible unauthorized immigrants.

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Squeezing the Housing Credit at Both Ends

Housing / Blog March 11, 2014

Developers of affordable housing properties rely on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to provide the equity needed to build quality housing that would otherwise be unaffordable to low-income households. High-capacity nonprofit owners have used the LIHTC to build…

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