The Washington Post The Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census reaches the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Thus far, three federal judges have ruled against the Trump administration, most recently in Maryland. The Supreme Court will consider not only whether the administration violated administrative law, but also whether its attempt violated the Constitution. […]

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By Stuart Anderson, for Forbes “Oh, Canada” is a refrain more U.S. companies, high-skilled foreign nationals and international students are listening to in response to more restrictive immigration policies in the United States. The Trump administration has made it more difficult for international students to stay or work in America and new international student enrollment at […]

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By Maria Verza and Marcos Aleman, The Associated Press “When does the next caravan leave?” ″Can I go? I’m from Guatemala.” ″What papers do I need for my kids?” The questions pile up on the phones of hundreds of Central Americans, all with the same goal: Get as many details as possible before leaving their […]

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By Jed Kolko, The New York Times As the United States debates the right levels of immigration — and whether, as President Trump suggested, there is room for much more of it — new census data shows that international migration is keeping population growth above water in much of the country. Although international migration dropped in 2017 […]

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By Michael D. Shear and Katie Benner, The New York Times The Trump administration on Tuesday took another significant step to discourage migrants from seeking asylum, issuing an order that could keep thousands of them in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum requests. The order issued by Attorney General William […]

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By Maria Sacchetti, David J. Lynch and Nick Miroff, The Washington Post Wait times at the ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border have soared as the Trump administration diverts officers to handle an influx of immigrants, leaving trucks backed up for hours and industry leaders warning of possible produce shortages and supply-chain interruptions. The […]

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By Michael D. Shear, Miriam Jordan and Manny Fernandez, The New York Times It was never like this before. The migrants come now in the middle of the night or in the bright light of day. Men and women arrive by the hundreds, caked with dirt, with teens and toddlers in tow. They jump the […]

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By Neil Irwin and Emily Badger, The New York Times President Trump has adopted a blunt new message in recent days for migrants seeking refuge in the United States: “Our country is full.” To the degree the president is addressing something broader than the recent strains on the asylum-seeking process, the line suggests the nation can’t accommodate […]

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The Los Angeles Times recently separated five common misconceptions about immigration and the southern border from their realities. Several graphics, including this map illustrating the 650 miles of border currently covered by some type of barrier, support the article’s findings. Most of the evidence cited by the L.A. Times comes from U.S. government data. You […]

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By Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute The number of Border Patrol apprehensions is climbing rapidly this year. Border Patrol has apprehended 268,044 people along the Southwest border since the beginning of fiscal year 2019 through the end of February 2019. If those numbers continue to climb, Border Patrol apprehensions this fiscal year could exceed the annual […]

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By Mary Beth Faller, ASU Now That plate of beautiful vegetables on your table is the result of a complicated matrix of farm labor, wages, costs and consumer prices. The growers who produce those vegetables have been sounding the alarm in recent years that the lack of farm labor is cutting into their livelihoods and […]

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By Hal Brands, Bloomberg Opinion Will America or its authoritarian rivals dominate the 21st century? The answer may have as much to do with demography as with policy. Although we often fixate on military spending and GDP as markers of America’s position vis-à-vis China and Russia, a country’s demographic profile critically impacts its ability to […]

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By Chris Fuchs, for NBC News Most think of April as the end of tax filing season, but the beginning of the month also marks the start of a period when the federal government accepts petitions for a limited number of temporary visas granted to foreign specialty workers, the majority from India, in such fields as […]

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By Emily Tamkin, The Washington Post To get Mexico to bend to the will of the United States, the U.S. president threatened to close the southern border. That president was Richard M. Nixon, and the year was 1969. This past Friday, President Trump took to Twitter to threaten to close the U.S.-Mexico border, “or large sections […]

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By Colleen Long, The Associated Press Border officials are aiming to more than quadruple the number of asylum seekers sent back over the southern border each day, a major expansion of a top government effort to address the swelling number of Central Americans arriving in the country, a Trump administration official said Saturday. It was […]

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By Massoud Hayoun for Pacific Standard The American Bar Association is renewing calls for lawmakers to overhaul the nation’s overwrought immigration court system by making the courts independent from the Department of Justice, and therefore from the Trump administration. The association is joined by a broad array of legal workers in accusing the administration of enacting […]

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By Nicole Acevedo, NBC News One in 4 children in the United States have at least one immigrant parent — underscoring the nation’s growing diversity and the impact that policies surrounding immigration and families can have on so many children. About 18.6 million children have at least one foreign-born parent, according to a new report […]

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By Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard Immigration has become the signature issue of the Trump administration, and is likely to be a major focus of the 2020 election. Debates persist over whether an influx of newcomers to the nation represents a boon or a burden. Well, let’s check the historical record. The United States experienced the […]

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By Christina Goldbaum, The New York Times The fears weigh on Mike McMahon: If one of his undocumented workers gets a traffic ticket, it could prompt an immigration audit of his entire farm. If another gets detained by immigration agents at a roadside checkpoint or in a supermarket parking lot, the rest may flee. And […]

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By The Economist Donald Trump promised to resort to untested measures to keep Mexican migrants from crossing America’s southern border. The promise contained at least two nagging flaws. The first is an outdated view. Migration of Mexicans is down by 90% from its peak in 2000; now most border-hoppers come from the “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, […]

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