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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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POSTPONED: Conversation with Acting Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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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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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DACA Rescinded: An Overview of the Trump Administration’s Decision to End DACA

Cristobal Ramón / Blog September 19, 2017

It remains to be seen which bills from Congress emerge as a permanent solution the 800,000 or more DACA recipients in the United States.

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ICE Report on Foreign Students

Immigration / Blog August 8, 2017

Over the past reporting year, the number of foreign students increased by 2 percent since May 2016.

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SMART Border Technology Should Have Bipartisan Support

Immigration / Press Release July 28, 2017

BPC President Jason Grumet statement on the “Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology Act,” or SMART Act.

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Deportation Without a Hearing: A Primer

Hunter Hallman / Blog July 6, 2017

There are several ways in immigration law that the government can use to deport an undocumented immigrant that do not involve the judicial process. These are known as administrative, expedited, and reinstatement of removal processes.

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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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Immigration in Trump’s Budget Blueprint

Lazaro Zamora / Blog March 23, 2017

The White House’s budget request proposes significant increases in funding for border and immigration enforcement activities at DHS and DOJ.

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