California

Creating Cohesive, Coherent Immigration Policy

Report Author: 
Pia M. Orrenius & Madeline Zavodny
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

Creating Cohesive, Coherent Immigration Policy

For anyone wanting a lesson in some of the contradictions apparent in U.S. immigration law, this article is a good starting point. Examples of these contradictions include:  trying to limit illegal immigration through strict border control while tolerating lax interior enforcement.

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Other

The 2,000 Mile Wall in Search of a Purpose: Since 2007 Visa Overstays have Outnumbered Undocumented Border Crossers by a Half Million

Report Author: 
Robert Warren & Donald Kerwin
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

The 2,000 Mile Wall in Search of a Purpose: Since 2007 Visa Overstays have Outnumbered Undocumented Border Crossers by a Half Million

Not only are "visa overstays," i.e. people who entered on valid visas but remained beyond their period of authorized stay, a growing portion of the undocumented population (42 percent of the total undocumented population in 2014), they now constitute the majority of all new undocumented people, e.g.

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Other

BREAKING THE BARRIERS: The Promise of Citizenship for Los Angeles County

Report Author: 
Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, Jared Sanchez, and Rhonda Ortiz
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 May

BREAKING THE BARRIERS: The Promise of Citizenship for Los Angeles County

Naturalization brings economic and civic benefits, and Los Angeles County is in a unique position to realize those gains with nearly one-tenth of the nation’s eligible-to-naturalize adults.

Source Organization: 
University of Southern California

How For-profit Companies Are Driving Immigrant Detention Policies

Report Author: 
Sharita Gruberg
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Dec

How For-profit Companies Are Driving Immigrant Detention Policies

Since 2005, revenues for the two biggest for-profit prison companies (Corrections Corporation of America and Geo Group, Inc.) have doubled.

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

European Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Jie Zong & Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Dec

European Immigrants in the United States

European immigrants were once the backbone of U.S. immigration; however, after the Immigration Act of 1965 abolished national-origin quotas that gave preference to Europeans, their migration share has fallen from 75 percent in 1960 to 11 percent in 2014.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

From Parent to Child? Transmission of Educational Attainment Within Immigrant Families: Methodological Considerations

Report Author: 
Renee Reichl Luthra & Thomas Soehl
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Mar

From Parent to Child? Transmission of Educational Attainment Within Immigrant Families: Methodological Considerations

Children of immigrants comprise more than 20 percent of the U.S. population under the age of 18.

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Other

Guide to Immigrant Economic Development

Report Author: 
Steve Tobocman
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jul

Guide to Immigrant Economic Development

According to Tobocman, the last half-decade has seen a convergence of interest between economic development specialists and advocates for immigrant integration.

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Other
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