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Refugees and Asylees in the U.S.

Lazaro Zamora / Blog November 19, 2015

The immigration system defines two separate pathways for humanitarian relief. Both processes grant people fleeing persecution legal status in the United States.

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UAC and Family Apprehensions: Fiscal Year Ends in Surge

Lazaro Zamora / Blog November 9, 2015

While the total number of apprehensions are below last year’s total, statistics have shown an increase in the number of monthly apprehensions since June.

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August Increase in Unaccompanied Minor and Family Apprehensions

Lazaro Zamora / Blog September 24, 2015

The number of unaccompanied children and family units apprehended in August 2015 was about 50 percent higher than August 2014 levels.

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Border Apprehensions of Central American Children and Families Continue to Fall

Matt Graham / Blog June 10, 2015

Compared with the same period last fiscal year, apprehensions of unaccompanied children, family units, and Central Americans are each down by about 50 percent.

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How many unaccompanied children show up for immigration court?

Matt Graham / Blog June 3, 2015

Of the nearly 61,000 unaccompanied child cases that began in fiscal year 2014, more than 43,000 (71 percent) were still pending at the end of April 2015.

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Funding Immigration Courts Should Not be Controversial

Matt Graham / Blog May 20, 2015

The backlog of pending cases in immigration courts has grown 160 percent since 2006, but the number of immigration judges has grown by just 15 percent.

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Border Apprehensions Fall for Children, Central Americans

Matt Graham / Blog February 27, 2015

Apprehensions through the first four months of FY 2015 were about 22 percent lower than the same period in FY 2014.

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New immigration enforcement data: for the first time in history, most border crossers are not Mexican

Matt Graham / Blog October 9, 2014

The Office of Immigration Statistics’ report on enforcement actions presents statistics on the number of foreigners apprehended, detained, and removed from the country in the previous year.

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BPC Panel Analyzes the Child Migration Crisis

Matt Graham / Blog August 4, 2014

BPC hosted an event focusing on the child migration crisis at the southern border, the domestic response to the current situation, the root causes in the sending countries and what can be done to improve them.

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