Six Takeaways from the First Presidential Debate on Immigration Issues
Here’s what the Republican presidential candidates had to say about immigration on Thursday night.
Here’s How Different the Immigration Plans of Martin O’Malley and Jeb Bush Are
Although both presidential candidates tackle this politically thorny issue, they do so in fundamentally different ways.
DHS Faces Challenges as It Rolls Out the Priority Enforcement Program
After months of planning, DHS officially launched PEP last month. However, DHS faces significant challenges in bringing local law enforcement agencies and governments into the fold.
ICE’s Computerized Detention Decision-Maker Can’t Work Because of Mandatory Detention Laws
In January 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) implemented the “Risk Classification Assessment” (RCA)—a computerized tool that analyzes evidence and recommends whether to detain or release immigrants facing deportation.
The Fortunes of H-1B Workers and Their Native-Born Colleagues Rise and Fall Together
A new paper and its findings provide some of the first insights into ICE’s RCA and its potential to limit over-detention. Unfortunately, it also highlights how Congressional mandates and their implementation are limiting its effectiveness.
This Week at the American Immigration Council:
- DOJ’s Shameful Attempt to Pretty up Family Detention Comes up Woefully Short (Immigration Council Press Release, August 2015).