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Slamming the Gavel on the Immigration Case Backlog

Immigration / Blog January 8, 2018

With Congress debating a permanent solution for DREAMers, the impact of the immigration courts on the overall immigration system will continue to be a key issue.  

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Fact Sheet: Temporary Protected Status

Hunter Hallman / Blog January 4, 2018

There are an estimated 325,000 people qualified for TPS currently living in the United States. That includes roughly 2,500 Nicaraguans and 57,000 Hondurans.

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CBP 2017 Apprehensions May Be Historic, But They Are Not Dramatic

Cristobal Ramón / Blog December 18, 2017

It’s too early to determine whether FY2018 will see a jump in apprehensions, these new monthly figures suggest that Southwest border apprehensions will largely revert to numbers seen since 2012.

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Immigration Law and Criminal Gangs: Congress and the White House Weigh In

Hunter Hallman / Blog November 9, 2017

Congress and the White House have both weighed in on the role of criminal gangs in the immigration debate, a signal that the issue will not be going away anytime soon.

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Fact Sheet: Diversity Visa Lottery

Hunter Hallman / Blog November 3, 2017

What are the avenues to obtain a green card in the United States?

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Lee H. Hamilton & Thomas H. Kean: It’s Time for Congress to Lead on Homeland Security

National Security / News October 19, 2017

To execute its complex mission well, the Department of Homeland Security needs clear, coherent guidance and strong oversight from Congress.

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Record Number of Cases in Immigration Courts is Simmering Crisis

Hunter Hallman, Cristobal Ramón / Blog October 4, 2017

Making a significant and lasting dent in immigration court backlog will require a massive undertaking.

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DACA Rescinded: An Overview of the Trump Administration’s Decision to End DACA

Cristobal Ramón / Blog September 19, 2017

It remains to be seen which bills from Congress emerge as a permanent solution the 800,000 or more DACA recipients in the United States.

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DACA Announcement: What Does It Mean?

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog September 5, 2017

Learn what the Trump administration’s announcement to terminate the DACA program means.

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Harvey Raises Stakes on Debt Limit Debate

Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw, Jack Rametta / Blog September 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey relief spending will have minimal effect on BPC’s “X Date” range, but the urgent need for funds raises the stakes for policymakers to come to a deal to extend the debt limit.

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