While lawmakers are entangled in a seemingly unending debate over immigration, new research indicates that immigration has numerous economic benefits for the U.S. workforce.

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Just as the Trump administration has sought to limit both legal and illegal immigration generally, it has tried to make it harder to gain U.S. citizenship by serving in the military. That’s a sharp break from the past.

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Shifting money already allocated for other military construction has a range of political, legal and national security consequences. Here’s how.

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Experts and employers discuss how the labor shortage in agriculture, construction and other industries affects the economy and what it says about the U.S. immigration system.

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What’s so striking about President Trump’s slate of immigration-related controversies is that none of it should come as a surprise. This is how Trump won the 2016 election and has governed. So the question for Republicans becomes, is this how your party will be known from now on?

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Current and former officials, judges, lawyers and advocates for asylum seekers say that Homeland Security officials implementing the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy appear to be violating U.S. law, and the human cost is rising.

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The Trump administration has released a regulation that will allow it to detain migrant children indefinitely. Here are four things to know about the new rule.

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Less than two weeks after the seventh season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” premiered, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shut down a real-life hotline intended for immigrants who can’t afford attorneys. To the nonprofit organization, the timing is not a coincidence.

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Restaurants, farms and other businesses say they need more foreign workers. And economic growth may depend on it, given lower American birthrates.

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You probably have come across multiple comments describing how immigration, and more specifically undocumented workers, have contributed to Social Security's financial malaise. But what’s the real story?

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The history of the public charge provision in U.S. immigration law is fraught with arbitrary interpretation, expansive application and outright discriminatory treatment towards vulnerable immigrant populations.

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Supporters of the E-Verify system have repeatedly presented it as a silver bullet that will solve illegal immigration. Will they confront the reality that this system did not prevent the hiring of undocumented immigrants in Mississippi and elsewhere?

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On Aug. 11, Guatemalans elected Alejandro Giammattei president. The success of his tenure could hang on immigration. How he will address it is unclear.

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The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted.

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Esther Schor, a biographer of poet Emma Lazarus, said Lazarus’ famous words in “The New Colossus” about “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” were her way of urging Americans “to embrace the poor and destitute of all places and origins.”

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Donald Trump rose to the White House fanning unease about an increasingly diverse nation. As president, he has followed a path to change the way Americans think about immigrants.

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The story of California’s evolution on immigration over the past 25 years may offer a glimpse into the country’s future. The growth of minority populations was a catalyst for change. But so were changes in attitudes, rooted in everyday experience.

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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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While opponents of immigration insist (ever more loudly) that assimilation has failed, the experience of an immigrant family in Houston offers a retort. Here’s their story.

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Crossing the border without permission is a crime, though most first-time violators are deported under civil, not criminal, proceedings. Even so, a debate is growing over whether the criminal law should be eliminated.

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