Civil Rights

Keeping Families Together: Why All Americans Should Care About What Happens to Unauthorized Immigrants

Report Author: 
Silva Mathema
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Keeping Families Together: Why All Americans Should Care About What Happens to Unauthorized Immigrants

More than eight million U.S. citizens have at least one undocumented family member in their household. This report examines the effects of policies targeting undocumented immigrants on millions of American citizens. This study uses the 2010-2014 American Community Survey to estimate the number of family members of unauthorized immigrants.

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

Immigrants Assimilate into the Political Mainstream

Report Author: 
Alex Nowrasteh and Sam Wilson
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jan

Immigrants Assimilate into the Political Mainstream

Using data from the biennial General Social Survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, CATO researchers find that immigrant political opinion, especially for naturalized immigrants and later generations of immigrants, does not differ substantially from native political opinion, both in terms of political party affiliation and views on contemporary political and social issues, such as government spending on welf

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Other

The Immigration Act of 1990: Unfinished Business a Quarter-Century Later

Report Author: 
Muzaffar Chishti & Stephen Yale-Loehr
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jul

The Immigration Act of 1990:  Unfinished Business a Quarter-Century Later

It has been more than a quarter century since the U.S. immigration system was last overhauled. The 1990 Immigration Act aimed to tilt the visa allocation system more toward answering the demands of the U.S. economy. Much of this paper is dedicated to reviewing changes made by the 1990 Immigration Act and assessing their effects.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Deportation without Representation: The Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey's Immigrant Families

Report Author: 
Lori A. Nessel & Farrin R. Anello
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jun

Deportation without Representation: The Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey's Immigrant Families

Deportation without Representation: The Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey's Immigrant Families argues for an expansion of access to free and low-cost legal services for low- income New Jersey residents who are facing deportation proceedings.

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Source Organization: 
Seton Hall University School of Law

Understanding and Addressing Public Anxiety About Immigration

Report Author: 
Demetrios Papademetriou & Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jul

Understanding and Addressing Public Anxiety About Immigration

Papademetriou & Banulescu-Bogdan begin with the assumption that anxiety about immigration is not inevitable and that governments can take action to reduce it. They note that anxiety around immigration is a complex phenomenon and that it cannot be attributed to any single factor.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Prosecutorial Discretion Power at its Zenith: The Power to Protect Liberty

Report Author: 
Peter L. Markowitz
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Feb

Prosecutorial Discretion Power at its Zenith: The Power to Protect Liberty

Prosecutorial Discretion Power at its Zenith: The Power to Protect Liberty asserts that "there are clear dangers in allowing a president to wield excessive prosecutorial discretion power."

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Other

Does Information Change Attitudes Towards Immigrants? Evidence from Survey Experiments

Report Author: 
Alexis Grigorieff, Christopher Roth, & Diego Ubfal
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Apr

Does Information Change Attitudes Towards Immigrants? Evidence from Survey Experiments

Does Information Change Attitudes Towards Immigrants? Evidence from Survey Experiments suggests that the dissemination of accurate information about immigration can help to reduce biased attitudes and change policy preferences.

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Other

When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Report Author: 
Engy Abdelkader
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 May

When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

The mission of Georgetown University's Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, since its founding in 1993, has been to build stronger bridges of understanding between the Muslim world and the West. Since the late 1990s, it has also studied the emergence and impact of Islamophobia.

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Other
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