Unrepresented Children Still Being Fast-Tracked Through Immigration Hearings
Children without attorneys are being forced to explain why, under our incredibly complex immigration laws, they should not be deported. And when they are unable to do so, unrepresented children are told to “voluntarily” depart or are ordered removed.

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Senate Hearing Shows Deferred Action Programs are Beneficial to Social Security
Social Security Administration’s chief actuary, Stephen C. Goss, provided testimony estimating the impact of President Obama’s actions on the U.S. economy and Social Security trust fund.

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White House Proposes Plan to Address Causes of Children Fleeing Central America
President Obama requested $1 billion in his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal to address the root causes of unaccompanied children fleeing to the United States.

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Why Are Immigration Court Hearings Being Set Into 2019?
The reason this state of affairs persists, year after year, is that Congress always seems able to muster billions of additional dollars for immigration enforcement but can’t seem to find enough to boost the immigration court system.

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Senate Shoots Down House’s Bad Homeland Security Funding Bill
The House-passed bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security—and the anti-executive action amendments that were added—failed to advance in the Senate on a procedural vote.

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Early Legislative Action in States Shows Mixed Bag of Immigration Proposals
While some state attorneys general are suing to stop President Obama’s immigration executive actions, many state lawmakers are working to address immigration issues within their own states.

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This Week at the American Immigration Council