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Episode 35: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast February 12, 2019

Immigration in the State of the Union, the potential migratory impacts of the presidential election in El Salvador, and the case of Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage.

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Immigration Trends and the Immigration Debate

Immigration / Research August 14, 2017

Over the past 20 years, the flow and demographic profile of immigrants entering the United States has changed dramatically. This issue brief explores the changes in key demographic categories of immigration, along with trends in unauthorized immigration and border activity, and how they compare with the current immigration debate.

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Administration Attempts to Adapt as Central American Flow Continues

Lazaro Zamora / Blog August 23, 2016

Atypical migration patterns have created unpredictability that challenge the Department of Homeland Security’s ability to stem and predict future trends.

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Facts About Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Immigration / Page August 18, 2016

So far in FY 2016 (October 2015 – May 2016), over 43,000 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended at the southern border.

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Migrant Surge Resulting in Backlog for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog June 24, 2016

If the number of cases continues to exceed the caps, the waiting time is likely to grow to years, once again showing how the migrant crisis is stretching our immigration system.

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Carson: Political correctness is ruining our country

Immigration / News September 25, 2015

A report from BPC says that 93% of those apprehended crossing the border illegally in the 2013 fiscal year are from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

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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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Child Deportations: How Many Minors Does the U.S. Actually Send Home?

Matt Graham / Blog July 25, 2014

In the ongoing dialogue over the current child migration crisis, attention has recently focused on what happens to children after they are apprehended at the border. Several outlets have reported the number of children deported in recent years based on statistics from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While an increasing number of children apprehended are under age 14, the Pew Research Center recently released data that showed that 84 percent of children apprehended so far in 2014 were teenagers. Because of long backlogs in the immigration court system, some of these teenagers will turn 18 before their removal. In order to get a clearer picture of how many apprehended minors are ultimately removed, these “age-out” cases should be included.

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Unaccompanied Alien Children: A Primer

Lazaro Zamora / Blog July 21, 2014

Under the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, the Department of Homeland Security screens Mexican children within 48 hours of apprehension to determine if the child is a victim of trafficking or has a claim to asylum based on fear of persecution.

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