While the controversial deferred action programs remain frozen in the courts, several other reforms have been rolled out or otherwise addressed.
Congress once again finds itself facing a funding deadline, and there are several immigration programs that will require congressional action to avoid expiring.
The president’s immigration plan largely echoes the comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in 2013 but was not taken up by the House.
The approved budgets from the Republican-led House and Senate committees fall about $1 to $2 billion below President Obama’s request.
Step-by-step immigration reform can have a powerful positive effect on the economy if it addresses multiple aspects of the immigration system.
BPC’s study establishes a basis to assess the macroeconomic and fiscal implications of different approaches to immigration reform.
BPC hosted an event to discuss the importance of metrics for measuring the success of immigration enforcement.