Getting workers willing to do the manual labor of field work is next to impossible without bringing in migrants with the seasonal worker H-2A visa program, farmers say.

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If newcomers would just follow the law, critics often say, they’d be welcome here. Except there isn’t a practical way for many foreign-born workers to legally join the U.S. labor force.

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An unprecedented number of families have been coming to the southern border over the past year, straining government resources and resulting in dangerously overcrowded detention facilities. A look at the numbers.

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The Supreme Court handed President Trump a major victory by clearing the way for him to use $2.5 billion from the military’s budget to build an extra 100 miles of border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico.

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Immigrants and their children have founded 45% of the U.S.' Fortune 500 companies, according to a new study.

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The Department of Homeland Security is claiming the legal power to expedite the deportation of undocumented immigrants who can’t prove they’ve been in the U.S. continuously for two years.

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The Trump administration has attempted to enact “safe third country” agreements with Mexico and Guatemala as a way to legally return asylum seekers to the country they previously passed through. The proposed agreements will call into question whether Mexico or Guatemala can be considered safe. A similar deal between the European Union and Turkey bears important lessons for the United States.

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Immigration restrictions are not inherently racist. Nor is border security. But the fact remains that the pro-restriction side in American politics has historically revolved around racism and still does today. That’s important to acknowledge for anyone who wants to make a case -- a non-racist case -- for less immigration.

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The way Pew Research Center calculates the estimated number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States is the product of decades of work by Jeffrey Passel, senior demographer, along with former colleagues at the U.S. Census Bureau and the Urban Institute. Here are his answers to some common questions about the research techniques used to derive the unauthorized immigrant population estimate.

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Immigration crackdowns will make the labor shortage in Texas worse. An "ID and Tax" program would issue five-year work permits to those undocumented immigrants who qualify -- bringing them into our tax system and easing the burden on business.

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Much of the immigration rhetoric we’re exposed to in conversation and politics isn’t always representative of how immigration really works. An immigration lawyer helps some common misconceptions.

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President Trump threw in the towel Thursday on his legal fight to add a citizenship question to the census. A look at the history of the question reveals a complicated lineage. And all along, it has been tied up with bitter partisan fights over the racial makeup of the country and the distribution of political power.

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Chelsea, Massachusetts, is a microcosm of broader changes sweeping the United States, as the number of Central American immigrants increases and the number of Mexican immigrants decreases.

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Look at the immigration problem, at the issues on the border, at what lawmakers are doing in response and at the polling of what voters think. It looks like the fight might be more beneficial to the politicians than a solution would be.

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Section 1325 of the U.S. Code makes entering the United States “at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers” a federal crime. It was rarely enforced for decades but is now among the most prosecuted federal crimes in the United States. What changed?

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Migrants are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the countries they flee. Most live in limbo, but recent tragedies have focused attention on the risks they face and the political constraints at the root of them.

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Nearly every Democrat running for president supports the idea of providing comprehensive health coverage to undocumented immigrants, a sharp change from even a few years ago. Here’s a look at the policy behind the politics.

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As the Trump administration calls for tighter immigration laws, officials from the president on down claim almost all migrants are gaming the system because they fail to show up for court. What do the numbers say?

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What would happen if the part of the U.S. Code that makes entering the United States between ports of entry a crime were repealed? The answer is more complicated than you may think.

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The provision of federal law criminalizing unlawful entry into the United States -- which some Democratic presidential candidates now want to undo -- was crafted by an avowed white supremacist who favored lynching, which he justified by saying, “to hell with the Constitution.”

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