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The FY2019 Senate Appropriations Bill: Funding Immigration Activities Prioritized by Both Parties

Cristobal Ramón / Blog March 21, 2019

On February 15, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, which funded more than 15 federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the rest of Fiscal Year 2019. The bill’s passage followed the longest government…

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Episode 37: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast March 13, 2019

This week we break down CBP’s latest apprehension numbers at the border, conditions in immigration custody, and what’s going on in immigration on the Hill.

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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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