Civil Rights

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

Playing the Trump Card: The Enduring Legacy of Racism in Immigration Law

Report Author: 
David B. Oppenheimer, Swati Prakash, & Rachel Marie Burns
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jan

Playing the Trump Card: The Enduring Legacy of Racism in Immigration Law

Playing the Trump Card: The Enduring Legacy of Racism in Immigration Law grew out of a 2011 European conference on "The ‘others' in Europe and Beyond" and will eventually be published in revised form in a book featuring papers from the conference.  

Source Organization: 
University of California Berkeley

HOW IMMIGRATION AND CONCERNS ABOUT CULTURAL CHANGES ARE SHAPING THE 2016 ELECTION

Report Author: 
Betsy Cooper, Daniel Cox, E.J. Dionne Jr., Rachel Lienesch, Robert P. Jones, William A. Galston
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jun

How Immigration and Concerns about Cultural Change are Shaping the 2016 Election

How Immigration and Concerns about Cultural Change are Shaping the 2016 Election reports on a survey of a large sample of Americans in all 50 states, conducted in the spring of 2016.

Source Organization: 
The Brookings Institution
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