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Episode 32: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast December 18, 2018

Special episode featuring a conversation between Theresa Brown and Alan Bersin, former DHS official, CBP Commissioner, and US-Mexico and border expert.

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Episode 31: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast December 4, 2018

This week we cover the clash at the U.S.-Mexico border over Thanksgiving weekend, the rumored “Remain in Mexico” deal, and the potential government shutdown.

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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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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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In Conversation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan

Immigration / July 27, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET

A conversation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, Kevin McAleenan to discuss the agency, its operations and challenges.

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Collecting Border Statistics: Are We Getting Any Better at Measuring Border Enforcement?

Immigration / Blog March 1, 2018

Over the last few years, the process of collecting data about illegal immigration and enforcement activities along the U.S.-Mexico border has received more attention, especially as the Trump administration has promoted data that purportedly shows a drop in the number…

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CBP 2017 Apprehensions May Be Historic, But They Are Not Dramatic

Cristobal Ramón / Blog December 18, 2017

It’s too early to determine whether FY2018 will see a jump in apprehensions, these new monthly figures suggest that Southwest border apprehensions will largely revert to numbers seen since 2012.

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Are Border Apprehensions Up or Down? It Depends.

Hunter Hallman / Blog October 12, 2017

Understanding both historical trends and recent developments is important to get the whole picture on border apprehensions.

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Conversation with Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan

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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