By Jack Herrera, Pacific Standard United States authorities have quarantined thousands of immigrant detainees in an attempt to contain the spread of mumps and chicken pox in multiple detention centers. According to CNN, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has recently recorded cases of one or both diseases in more than 39 facilities. About 5,200 detainees have been […]

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By Alcorn Immigration Law President Donald Trump has made restricting legal immigration and imposing harsher penalties on immigrants hallmarks of his administration. Do any of the 24 presidential candidates — 23 Democrats and one Republican — looking to challenge Trump next year have an immigration plan? A handful of Democratic hopefuls have release detailed immigration reform […]

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By the Pew Research Center The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States has dropped to the level it was in 2004, and Mexicans are no longer a majority of this population. This decline is due mainly to a large drop in the number of new unauthorized immigrants, especially Mexicans, coming into the […]

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By Scott Arbeiter, for Fox News President Trump owes his presidency largely to evangelical Christians. With four out of five white evangelical voters supporting President Trump in 2016, they made up the core of his voting base. But unless he takes a more compassionate approach to immigration reform, he may not be able to count […]

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By Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News Is caring for migrants a legally protected act of faith? That remains unclear after a U.S. district judge declared a mistrial in a high-profile immigration case last week. Scott Daniel Warren, a 36-year-old geographer in Arizona, faced felony charges for allegedly aiding two illegal immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. He’d […]

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By Nolan Rappaport, for The Hill No one knows exactly how many undocumented aliens are in the United States, or from where they come. Most estimates range wildly, from 10 million to 22 million. What we do know, from various studies and estimates, is that Central Americans illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are not the […]

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By Samantha Marshall, Columbia Business School Against the backdrop of President Trump’s border wall demands and the continuing media coverage of migrant families being separated and detained at the U.S. border, the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics hosted the KPMG Peat Marwick/Stanley R. Klion Forum featuring a panel discussion on the […]

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By Laura D. Francis, Bloomberg Law Comtrix Solutions Inc., a Virginia-based health care staffing company, got approval to bring in skilled foreign workers on H-1B visas for several clients in October 2018, six months after it applied. But by that time, the original clients had moved on because they couldn’t wait that long for workers […]

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By Nicholas Sakelaris, UPI When census takers tally the U.S. population next year, their final count could be off by as many as 4 million people, a new analysis says. The study by the Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C., social think tank, cautioned that various factors like underfunding, staffing issues, inadequate testing and a possible question about […]

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By Rachel Frazin, The Hill Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not know how many noncitizen veterans it has deported in the last five years, a government watchdog found. According to a Government Accountability Office report released June 6, ICE does not maintain a complete record of how many veterans were deported between 2013 and 2018. The federal watchdog […]

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By Roy Maurer, Society for Human Resource Management President Donald Trump’s plan to reshape the U.S. immigration selection system would give greater preference to green card applicants’ skills over their family ties. The Trump administration has cited the points-based systems used in Canada and Australia as models for its new plan. Trump’s “merit-based” immigration proposal […]

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The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security released a report last week detailing how the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency failed to meet its own standards for housing migrant detainees at several facilities last year. As Newsweek reported on June 7, the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general conducted unannounced inspections […]

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Health Affairs As the United States wrestles with immigration policy and caring for an aging population, data on immigrants’ role as health care and long-term care workers can inform both debates. Previous studies have examined immigrants’ role as health care and direct care workers (nursing, home health and personal care aides) but not that of […]

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By Chantal Da Silva, Newsweek Under the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration, immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault say they are too afraid to turn to police or go to court for help over fears they could be deported, a new report warns. According to a nationwide survey carried out in May by the […]

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By Ernesto Castañeda, for The Washington Post At the end of May, in another attempt to slow down the immigration of people from Central America, President Trump threatened to set tariffs on trade from Mexico. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Trump for “recklessly threatening” Mexico, “our close neighbor and friend to the South,” and even many […]

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By Ali Noorani, for Fox News President Trump would like us to believe that immigrants are a burden on our country, costing us billions of dollars a year to support and absorb, and harming us with drug smuggling and other crimes. But in fact, the jobs report released by the U.S. Labor Department Friday tells […]

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The Washington Post Mexico has defused President Trump’s latest fit of pique with minimal concessions, which is appropriate. Mexico did not cause the surge of immigrants from Central America to the United States, and it is not well positioned to solve the problem. Better tools are at hand for the U.S. president and Congress, if […]

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By Peter Orsi and Christopher Sherman, The Associated Press As Washington and Mexico City both took victory laps over a deal that headed off threatened tariffs on Mexican imports, it remained to be seen how effective it may be and migration experts raised concerns over what it could mean for people fleeing poverty and violence […]

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By Jynnah Radford and Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research Center Recently arrived U.S. immigrants are a growing part of the nation’s foreign-born population, which reached a record 44.4 million in 2017. Overall, their profile differs from immigrants who have been in the country longer. About 7.6 million immigrants have lived in the country for five […]

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By The National Law Review Immigration enforcement is a major focus of attention of the Trump administration — including in the business immigration context. One measure of this interest is the increase in I-9 audits. ICE reported that worksite investigations surged in FY 2018 by “300 to 750 percent” over FY 2017. Given that, many […]

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