Working to find actionable solutions to the nation's key challenges.

Iran Decision Reflects Administration’s Conflicting Priorities

National Security / Press Release January 12, 2018

President Trump’s decision on the Iran deal reflects the administration’s conflicting impulses and priorities in dealing with a wide range of Iranian challenges.

Read More

Slamming the Gavel on the Immigration Case Backlog

Immigration / Blog January 8, 2018

With Congress debating a permanent solution for DREAMers, the impact of the immigration courts on the overall immigration system will continue to be a key issue.  

Read More

CBO’s DREAM Act Projections Provide an Incomplete Picture of Federal Costs

Kenneth Megan / Blog January 5, 2018

According to just-released CBO projections, passage of the latest version of the DREAM Act would increase budget deficits by around $26 billion by 2027.

Read More

Fact Sheet: Temporary Protected Status

Hunter Hallman / Blog January 4, 2018

There are an estimated 325,000 people qualified for TPS currently living in the United States. That includes roughly 2,500 Nicaraguans and 57,000 Hondurans.

Read More

What is the Trump Administration’s Evidence-Based Policymaking Stance? Confusing

Nick Hart / Blog December 19, 2017

The cards are stacking up in a confusing and seemingly inconsistent way for the Trump administration on whether there is clear and unwavering support for evidence-based policymaking.

Read More

Clean Power Plan: Timeline of Key Events

Energy / Page December 18, 2017

A timeline chronicling key regulatory and legal events from the initial proposal of the Clean Power Plan to the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal the regulation.

Read More

Chain Migration and DACA: An Explainer

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog December 15, 2017

The ability of immigrants who later become green card holders and citizens to sponsor their family members is described by some as a “chain” of migration.

Read More

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.

Read More

Tracking the Trump Administration’s Progress on Permitting

Andy Winkler / Blog December 11, 2017

President Trump has, many times since taking office, reiterated his desire to improve America’s infrastructure.

Read More

Fact Sheet: Building a Permanent DACA Program

Hunter Hallman / Blog December 7, 2017

Congress passing legislation to protect DACA recipients and DREAMers won’t automatically trigger protected status, nor is a program immediately effective.

Read More