Atypical migration patterns have created unpredictability that challenge the Department of Homeland Security’s ability to stem and predict future trends.
A number of the policy options discussed by Europe’s leaders mirror steps taken by the United States to address the influx of migrants from Central America.
The latest data shows that the unseasonable surge of Central American migrants that began last June continued through FY2016.
The series of amendments to the Fiscal Year 2014 DHS appropriations bill were aimed at “rolling back” President Obama’s recent executive actions.
New immigration enforcement data: for the first time in history, most border crossers are not Mexican
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.
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.
Last Thursday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released updated data on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to the new data, USCIS has approved over 550,000 applications, representing 86 percent of applications accepted for review. Based on estimates of the eligible population, this accounts for more than half of DACA-eligible unauthorized immigrants.