Effectiveness of DHS’ “Consequences Delivery System” Questioned
Despite billions of tax-payer dollars spent by the government on border security and immigration enforcement each year, the effectiveness of such an onerous expense has been long questioned.
Adding Up the Economic Benefits of the President’s Deferred Action Initiatives
Another economic analysis shows that President Obama’s Immigration Action could mean higher wages and GDP growth.
How Inaction on Immigration Impacts the Agricultural Economy
Immigrant labor is important for U.S. agriculture, and analysts predict that in the absence of immigration reform, the growth of the entire sector may stall.
Faith Leaders Visit Immigrant Detention Center as Mothers Begin Hunger Strike
Shortly after their visit last week, the clerics declared family detention to be “inhumane and harmful to the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of this vulnerable population.”
These Four Maps Illustrate How States Are Shaping Immigration Policy
The maps reflect fairly consistent views and policies on undocumented immigration. Those that are typical immigrant-receiving states tend to have more welcoming policies, while others with fewer immigrants or less of a tradition of receiving immigrants take a more punitive approach.
This Week at the American Immigration Council:
- The H-1B Visa Program: A Primer on the Program and its Impact on Jobs, Wages, and the Economy (Immigration Council Fact Sheet, April 2014)
- Immigrants’ Rights Groups to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services to Detained Families in Texas (Immigration Council Press Release, March 2014)