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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Debating whether the U.S. should consider crossing the border illegally a crime doesn’t address the country’s most pressing immigration problem: the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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The award-winning documentary company, Rational Middle Media, released the season finale of its Rational Middle of Immigration series on July 31, completing the series' first season with an unblinking look at undocumented immigrants in America.

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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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