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Episode 38: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast March 27, 2019

This week we discuss the proposed DHS budget, the roll out of the “Remain in Mexico” policy, and the latest immigration decision regarding detention from the Supreme Court.

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The FY2019 Senate Appropriations Bill: Funding Immigration Activities Prioritized by Both Parties

Cristobal Ramón / Blog March 21, 2019

On February 15, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, which funded more than 15 federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the rest of Fiscal Year 2019. The bill’s passage followed the longest government…

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Episode 4: All Things Elections

Governance / Podcast July 10, 2018

Suspected meddling during the ’16 presidential election led to a designation of elections as critical infrastructure. Two DHS officials discuss the system today.

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Immigrants: Can the Government Revoke Your Citizenship?

Immigration / Blog July 5, 2018

Since January 2017, the Department of Homeland Security has investigated possible cases of immigration fraud that resulted in U.S. citizenships.

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Does President Trump’s New Executive Order End Family Separations? An Explainer

Cristobal Ramón / Blog June 22, 2018

Trump’s executive order does not eliminate the administration’s zero-tolerance policy of charging all adults entering the United States for improper entry under immigration law.

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Why Are Families Being Separated at the Border?

Immigration / Blog June 13, 2018

Explaining the new “zero-tolerance policy” against illegal entry into the United States implemented by the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security.

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How Does Information Sharing Between DHS and Other Non-Enforcement Executive Agencies Work?

National Security / Blog April 17, 2018

Keeping in mind the strict limitations on how census data can be used, immigrants should feel secure in participating in the census and immigration advocates should work to encourage participation.

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Fact Sheet: Military on the Border

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog April 12, 2018

This fact sheet presents basic information about the use of the United States Armed Forces to secure the border.

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Federal Prosecutions of Illegal Immigrants

Cristobal Ramón / Blog March 27, 2018

The higher number of immigrants in federal prison is not proof of higher rates of overall criminality among immigrants, but ultimately is a product of a decade of more prosecutions of immigrants for illegal immigration.

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Are Immigrants More Likely to Commit Crimes? Meager State Prison and Local Jail Data Provide Few Insights

Cristobal Ramón / Blog March 14, 2018

The Trump administration has pointed to a joint Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security report on federal prison inmates to justify its claims about the criminality of immigrant.

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