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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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Federal Budget Process Reform: Key Issues, Proposed Fixes

Tim Shaw, Sandy Davis / Blog March 8, 2018

What are the fundamental problems with the process that the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform will need to address?

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Cost of Approaching Debt Limit “X Date”

Tim Shaw, Jack Rametta, Shai Akabas / Blog August 11, 2017

As the debt limit “X Date” approaches, lost in the mix are warning signs that appear ahead of time, which carry costs for American taxpayers.

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Status of Airport P3s in the U.S.

Andy Winkler / Blog June 20, 2017

Members of Congress should not conflate ownership issues in ATC reform with the infrastructure priority of encouraging public-private partnerships (P3s).

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Passage of Omnibus Budget Bill Shows Congress Did Its Job

Economy / Press Release May 4, 2017

Congress did its job in passing an omnibus spending package that funds the federal government through September 30, the end of Fiscal Year 2017.

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New Developments Bring Biometric Entry-Exit System Closer to Reality

Hunter Hallman / Blog May 3, 2017

DHS’s plan to roll out further testing of biometric exit data and commitment to better tracking of overstays are vital steps toward results desperately needed at our ports of entry.

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Congress Pushes Stronger Border Security Metrics

Lazaro Zamora / Blog April 28, 2017

The government has generally failed to publish consistent outcome metrics to better inform this discussion.

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BPC’s 2017 Debt Limit “X Date” Projections and State of Play

Tim Shaw / Blog March 16, 2017

While extraordinary measures will provide Treasury with necessary breathing room, operating at the debt limit carries costs.

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The Debt Limit at 100

Economy / Research March 15, 2017

The debt limit has been around for a century, but many years have passed since a serious discussion was held over its efficacy.

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