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Episode 41: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast May 7, 2019

This week we discuss the deployment of military personnel to the border, immigration legislation, and how Mexico is handling the Central American migration crisis.

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Episode 34: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast January 29, 2019

The history of humanitarian crises at our borders, the new migrant caravan and update on the previous one, and what we predict from the State of the Union on immigration.

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History Shows the U.S. Doesn’t Do Well at Preparing for Migration Crises

Cristobal Ramón / Blog January 22, 2019

The U.S. has relied on reactive border enforcement measures that do not address the driving factors nor strengthen the U.S. immigration system’s capacity.

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The Central American Migrant Crisis Tests the Limits of Mexico’s Humanitarian System

Cristobal Ramón / Blog October 29, 2018

The influx of refugees has pushed the limits of Mexico’s humanitarian immigration system, requiring attention on the system’s fragility and its implication on the U.S.

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Leaked Border Report Shows Need for Better Metrics

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog October 12, 2016

In absolute numbers, those who escaped apprehension declined from 1.7 million in 2005 to approximately 170,000 in 2015 by the report’s estimates.

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Administration Attempts to Adapt as Central American Flow Continues

Lazaro Zamora / Blog August 23, 2016

Atypical migration patterns have created unpredictability that challenge the Department of Homeland Security’s ability to stem and predict future trends.

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Migrant Surge Resulting in Backlog for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog June 24, 2016

If the number of cases continues to exceed the caps, the waiting time is likely to grow to years, once again showing how the migrant crisis is stretching our immigration system.

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Will 2016 Migrant Surge Outpace 2014’s Record?

Lazaro Zamora, Hunter Hallman / Blog June 20, 2016

New migrants will exacerbate a system-wide backlog, lengthening the time for cases to be heard and damaging the chances that they will be adjudicated in a fair manner.

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Responding to Migration Flows: U.S. and Europe Consider Similar Strategies

Immigration / Blog April 8, 2016

A number of the policy options discussed by Europe’s leaders mirror steps taken by the United States to address the influx of migrants from Central America.

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Border Apprehensions Drop In January, Still High for Fiscal Year

Lazaro Zamora / Blog February 3, 2016

The latest data shows that the unseasonable surge of Central American migrants that began last June continued through FY2016.

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