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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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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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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The harrowing photo of a drowned toddler and her father along the Rio Grande illustrates the risks migrants are willing to take to reach the United States, even as increasingly hardline policies by President Donald Trump’s administration aim to keep them out.

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By Dahlia Lithwick and Margo Schlanger, Slate A year ago almost to the week, America became aware of the Trump administration’s policy, announced, then denied, then announced again, of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern border. Last year’s public outrage seems to have given way to numbness. In the months since this […]

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By Heather Stephenson, Tufts University Displaced by war, famine, and other hardships, migrants make perilous journeys across borders and even oceans in search of safety and economic opportunity. Yet in many cases, today’s more than 255 million migrants have been met with hostile political rhetoric, overcrowded camps, and limited options. Are there better ways to […]

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By Stuart Anderson, for Forbes Why are they coming? That should be the first question U.S. policymakers ask when deciding how to address the migration of Central Americans coming in increased numbers to the U.S.-Mexico border. At a recent event held by the National Immigration Forum, Ali Noorani, the group’s executive director, asked the key […]

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By Christopher Sherman, The Associated Press It was still dark when the first Guatemalan farm worker walked ashore in Mexico, just the bottoms of his shorts damp from the shallow ford of the Suchiate River. As the sky brightened, another man drove a big blue tractor across the muddy waters to Guatemala with a sprayer […]

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By Lola Fadulu and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, The New York Times Landlords and local officials across the country say a White House proposal to eject undocumented immigrants from subsidized housing would displace some of their most reliable tenants and add major financial strains to an already cash-strapped system. Officials with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, prodded […]

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By Leon Krauze, Slate On Monday, the night before the formal launch of his reelection campaign in Florida, President Donald Trump issued a warning. “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” he tweeted. “They will be removed as […]

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By Rebecca Galemba, for The Washington Post Late last month, President Trump threatened to impose trade tariffs if Mexico didn’t help stop Central American migrants from reaching the U.S. border. In response, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pledged to send 6,000 Mexican National Guard troops to his country’s southern border with Guatemala. The goal: prevent […]

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By Ali Noorani, for Fox News In a dramatic and unwise escalation of his crackdown on unauthorized immigration, President Trump has tweeted that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency will begin “removing millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the U.S.” next week. If the Trump administration follows through on this […]

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Do any of the 24 presidential candidates -- 23 Democrats and one Republican -- looking to challenge Trump next year have an immigration plan?

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Against the backdrop of President Trump’s border crisis, 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 business case for addressing refugees and immigration.

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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.

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Trump's “merit-based” immigration proposal would evaluate immigrants for green cards through points assigned for age, skills, job and salary offer, education, and English-language proficiency.

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Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, ran for office preaching the need to respect the rights of migrants. But since he took office in December, his administration has attempted to prove both to the Trump administration and to Central American asylum seekers that it will not allow unencumbered passage through Mexico.

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Central American parents and children started pouring into the desert border community of Yuma, Arizona, faster than anyone had predicted. Out of desperation, the Salvation Army opened a shelter in a strip mall in March, thinking it would be temporary.

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