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Can the Administration Detain All Immigrant Families?

Cristobal Ramón / Blog July 5, 2018

The lack of space for detained families and unaccompanied children and the increasing delay in immigration court proceedings may be problematic.

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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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How Do Immigrants and the Immigration Enforcement System Interact with Local Law Enforcement?

Cristobal Ramón / Research February 23, 2018

The operation of local law enforcement agencies and their work with immigration enforcement agencies is more complex and nuanced than is often reported in the public debate.

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Episode 10: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast February 13, 2018

This week we talk about the possible upcoming Supreme Court on DACA, ICE’s new policies on enforcement operations in courthouses, and more.

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Mixed Verdict on ICE’s New Courthouse Guidance

Hunter Hallman / Blog February 6, 2018

In January 2018, ICE issued formal guidance detailing circumstances in which its agents may conduct enforcement operations in courthouses.

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Immigration Enforcement and Sensitive Locations: Where Can ICE Make Arrests?

Immigration / Blog December 14, 2017

Reports calling attention to the types of locations, such as courthouses and hospitals, where arrests are being made, has led to a debate about where ICE should and should not exercise its power.

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Episode 7: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast December 12, 2017

This week we talk about the House and Senate tax bills and their implications for immigrants, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s “sensitive locations” policy, and other breaking news.

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Conversation with Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan

Immigration / November 1, 2017 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE.  Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Kevin McAleenan, will be at Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday, November 1, to sit down for a one-on-one conversation with BPC’s Director of…

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