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The Facts on Immigration Today

article icon Issue Brief Everything you need to know about our foreign-born population, their impact on the economy, current immigration policy, and the voting power of new Americans.

By Ann Garcia | Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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A Model State: Florida’s Legislative Turnaround on Immigration

Florida’s changing demographics and immigrant advocacy are helping its legislators reconsider where they stand on immigration reform.

By Zach Fields | Friday, August 15, 2014

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Violence Is Causing Children to Flee Central America

Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have some of the highest levels of violence in Central America. These conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries.

By CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Children Fleeing Central American Violence Need Access to Lawyers

The United States should provide legal representation for Central American child refugees, many of who have legitimate claims for relief. Doing so would be cost effective and reduce the backlog in immigration courts.

By Diego Quezada | Thursday, August 7, 2014

Video: 5 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants and Our Economy

play_alt icon Video While Congress continues to dither on immigration reform, here are five facts you need to know about immigrants and our economy.

By Ann Garcia and Lauren Malkani | Tuesday, August 5, 2014


A Way Forward on Child Refugees

The president can accelerate the process for screening unaccompanied children who are fleeing violence, without sacrificing fairness or due process and without changing existing law.

By Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Citizenship Matters

book_alt2 icon Report The children of immigrants are a critical—but often overlooked—demographic who care deeply about how both parties act on immigration, and will be influential in shaping the future of American politics.

By Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, Vanessa Carter, and Jared Sanchez | Thursday, July 24, 2014

A young migrant girl waits for a freight train to depart on her way to the U.S. border, in Ixtepec, Mexico.

The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America

article icon Issue Brief The humanitarian situation on the U.S. southern border, created by a dramatic increase in children fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries, demands a range of sustainable interventions across northern Central America, as well as increased international assistance.

By Dan Restrepo and Ann Garcia | Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers

Administrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.

By Patrick Oakford and Marshall Fitz | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Two young girls sit in their holding area at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Arizona

Statistical Analysis Shows that Violence, Not Deferred Action, Is Behind the Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border

Based on a statistical analysis of unaccompanied children arrivals data, border security statistics, and violence levels in Central America, it is clear that violence in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—rather than deferred action or lax U.S. border enforcement—is driving the increase in unaccompanied children.

By Tom K. Wong | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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The Surprises of a Changing Nation

As the nation’s demographics continue to shift, Americans living in homogenous regions may be shocked as the racial and ethnic makeups of their communities change.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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