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Why Hiring More Judges Would Reduce Immigration Court Backlogs

Cristobal Ramón / Blog July 25, 2018

Increasing the number of immigration judges would reduce the backlog by 2025, a step that would strengthen the U.S. immigration system’s enforcement.

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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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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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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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Data on Foreign-Born in Federal Prisons Says Little About Overall Immigrant Criminality

Cristobal Ramón / Blog March 6, 2018

A recent joint report by the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security provides a snapshot of the foreign-born population in federal prisons.

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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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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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Immigration in Trump’s FY2018 Budget

Lazaro Zamora / Blog May 25, 2017

The FY2018 budget proposes billions in funding increases for border and immigration enforcement, including funds to construct new miles of wall.

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Immigration in the Omnibus

Lazaro Zamora / Blog May 10, 2017

Comparison of the major immigration-related budget provisions in the President’s request for FY2017 and what Congress provided in the omnibus appropriations bill.

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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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