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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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Responding to Migration Flows: U.S. and Europe Consider Similar Strategies

Immigration / Blog April 8, 2016

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.

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Border Apprehensions Drop In January, Still High for Fiscal Year

Lazaro Zamora / Blog February 3, 2016

The latest data shows that the unseasonable surge of Central American migrants that began last June continued through FY2016.

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What You Need to Know: Immigrant Family Detention

Lazaro Zamora / Blog August 27, 2015

Immigrant family detention expanded dramatically after the surge of unaccompanied children and family units arriving at the southern border last summer.

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Immigration in the President’s 2016 Budget

Matt Graham / Blog February 9, 2015

The proposal would increase funding for the five major immigration agencies by about $3 billion, or 12 percent.

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What a DHS Shutdown Would Look Like

Lazaro Zamora / Blog February 2, 2015

Those wondering how a lapse in funding would affect the department need only look back to October 2013 when the entire federal government entered a 16-day shutdown over budget disputes.

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House “Roll Back” of Executive Action on Immigration Goes Beyond Latest Obama Actions

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog January 30, 2015

The series of amendments to the Fiscal Year 2014 DHS appropriations bill were aimed at “rolling back” President Obama’s recent executive actions.

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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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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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New Deferred Action Statistics May Hold Key Implications for Future Legalization

Lazaro Zamora / Blog May 20, 2014

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.

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