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Episode 29: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast November 6, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections. How Trump’s messaging on the migrant caravan shaped the Republicans’ strategy, the Democrats’ approach, and trends to watch on election night.

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Birthright Citizenship: A Primer

Cristobal Ramón / Blog November 5, 2018

The latest efforts to eliminate birthright citizenship have renewed questions about its legal foundations and the prospect of eliminating it for the children of non-citizens.

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Crisis at the Border? Overall Numbers Down, but New Migrant Flows Are Testing the System

Cristobal Ramón / Blog October 1, 2018

Apprehensions of families with asylum claims have increased over the last three years, presenting new challenges for U.S. border officials.

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Five Ways the Federal Government Is Promoting Falls Prevention for Older Adults

Andy Winkler / Blog September 21, 2018

Falls Prevention Awareness Day remains an important reminder of the progress that has been made and how much more work is yet to be done around this important issue.   

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Could the Great Lakes be a Model for Cleaning Up Other Waterways?

Jake Varn, Kyle Funk / Blog September 10, 2018

Of America’s 3.5 million miles of rivers and streams, only 31 percent have been assessed and, of those, 53 percent do not meet health and safety standards.

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Into the Abyss: Turkish Impressions of a U.S.-Turkish Break

Nicholas Danforth / Blog August 17, 2018

With Trump threatening more sanctions and Erdogan threatening to find other allies, Turkey may be forced to figure out what the alternatives are.

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Tracking Power Sector Changes in the Years Since the Clean Power Plan

Energy / Research August 6, 2018

In the intervening years between these two rule making efforts for the Clean Power Plan by Obama and Trump administrations, the power sector has evolved markedly.

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Trump Can Help Property Disposal Move a Little FASTA

Niki Deininger, Andy Winkler / Blog August 6, 2018

While continued support of FASTA is crucial, the government can do more to reduce operating costs and improve federal property management.

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Border Deterrence: The Limitations of Rhetoric

Cristobal Ramón / Blog August 2, 2018

BPC found that perceptions of more aggressive enforcement are not likely to create long-term drops in apprehensions without specific resource or policy changes.

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Why Hiring More Judges Would Reduce Immigration Court Backlogs

Cristobal Ramón / Blog July 25, 2018

Increasing the number of immigration judges would reduce the backlog by 2025, a step that would strengthen the U.S. immigration system’s enforcement.

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