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Episode 5: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast November 14, 2017

On Episode 5, we discuss TPS, the diversity visa lottery program and “chain migration.”

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What to Know on Immigration: Temporary Visas

Immigration / Podcast August 24, 2017

BPC’s Jordan LaPier and Theresa Brown discuss the legal immigration temporary visa system.

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Immigration Trends and the Immigration Debate

Immigration / Research August 14, 2017

Over the past 20 years, the flow and demographic profile of immigrants entering the United States has changed dramatically. This issue brief explores the changes in key demographic categories of immigration, along with trends in unauthorized immigration and border activity, and how they compare with the current immigration debate.

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H-1B Visas Used for More than Just Tech

Immigration / Blog July 6, 2017

The H-1B visa is frequently referred to in the media as a “tech visa”, as in this New York Times piece on how the “Hire American” executive order would affect the program. While a large share of H-1B visas are, in fact, awarded to workers in computer-related occupations, this paints an incomplete portrait of who is using the program.

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DHS Overstay Report Shows Students Overstay More Than Visitors

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog May 24, 2017

DHS report shows that foreign temporary entrants follow the law and leave on time almost 99 percent of the time.

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BPC Statement on Johnson State-Based Nonimmigrant Visa Bill

Immigration / Press Release May 3, 2017

The efforts of members of Congress to move forward the discussion on immigration, including some potential means of addressing the status of the unauthorized, is welcome.

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New Developments Bring Biometric Entry-Exit System Closer to Reality

Hunter Hallman / Blog May 3, 2017

DHS’s plan to roll out further testing of biometric exit data and commitment to better tracking of overstays are vital steps toward results desperately needed at our ports of entry.

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Screening of Nonimmigrant Visas (Visitors/Temporary Workers/Others)

Immigration / Blog March 24, 2017

Under U.S. immigration law, approximately 21 visa categories are classified as “temporary workers.” Most commonly discussed temporary worker programs are H-1B, H-2A , H-2B, and L visas. The nonimmigrant visa waiver program allows visitors into the United States.

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Screening of Legal Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders)

Lazaro Zamora / Blog March 24, 2017

Legal permanent resident status, also known as a “green card”, allows foreign nationals to permanently live and work in the United States.

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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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