Commissioner Kerlikowske Offers Vision of Change at CBP
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske testified before the House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee and offered a vision for his agency that could, perhaps, reverse CBP’s entrenched culture of enforcement-first, oversight later.

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Without Legalization, State Policies Remain Crucial to Healthy Communities
In the absence of meaningful immigration reform to address the situation of the millions of undocumented individuals living in the United States, state policies have become more and more important. One of the areas in which that is especially true is public health.

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Private Prison Industry Lobbies for Detention of Immigrants
A new report finds that the private prison industry contributed significant sums towards lobbying Congress for increasingly aggressive immigration detention policies.

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How Much Do Undocumented Immigrants Pay in State and Local Taxes?
Undocumented immigrants—and their family members—are adding value to the U.S. economy; not only as taxpayers, but as workers, consumers, and entrepreneurs as well. If they had legal status, they would contribute even more.

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White House Task Force Unveils Federal Immigrant Integration Recommendations
Last week, the White House Task Force on New Americans—an interagency effort to develop a coordinated federal strategy to better integrate newcomers and build welcoming communities, announced recommendations to connect the dots on the federal government’s role.

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