Haitian Immigrants in the United States

Aug 15th, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Research

Migration Information Source “Spotlight” on Haitian Immigrants in the United States reports that the number of Haitians in the United States has tripled since 1990, reaching 676,000 in 2015. Most Haitians entered the United States before 2010, the year of a devastating earthquake from which Haiti is still working to recover. This Spotlight article offers […]

UC Davis Digital Storytelling Project: Humanizando la Deportación/Humanizing Deportation

Aug 15th, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Research

UC Davis, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Conacyt and UC Mexus recently sponsored this amazing digital storytelling project “Humanizando la Deportación” (Spanish)/ “Humanizing Deportation” (English). There are 32 stories up already. Check out their official site at and their YouTube page at About Humanizing Deportation: In response to general lack of first-hand knowledge regarding […]

William Wong: Trump’s Immigration Policy Would Have Kept Out My Father

Aug 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Immigration, Research

William Wong of New American Media recently wrote about his father’s experiences as a Chinese immigrant in 1912, the 30th year of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Wong states that his father somehow was able to get in legally even though he didn’t tell the whole truth. This fact makes Wong and his family grateful that […]

Born In The U.S., Raised In China: ‘Satellite Babies’ Have A Hard Time Coming Home

Oct 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Immigration, Research

NPR recently reported  at the phenomenon of “satellite babies.”Anytime you eat at a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, it’s likely that somebody in that restaurant has a child who is in China at the moment,” says Cindy Liu, a psychologist at Harvard University. She points out that no one knows exactly how many Chinese immigrant families […]

New Report Calls into Question CBP’s Use of Force Policy

Mar 14th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Petitions, Research

Immigration Impact provides a recent report that once again places Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) use-of-force policies into question.  The new report is by former Baltimore police commissioner and Justice Department official Thomas Frazie. First reported by the Center for Investigative Journalism’s Reveal, Frazier’s scathing review of CBP policy was done at the request of the family of […]

CMS Reports DAPA and DACA Populations Part of American Society

Mar 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Documents, Immigration, Research

A report released today by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) offers a statistical portrait of the potential beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, the original Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented in 2012 (“original DACA”), and the expanded DACA program […]

Fatal Neglect: Report on Deaths in Immigration Detention

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Immigration, Reform, Research

The American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigrant Justice Center, and Detention Watch Network have issued a report, “Fatal Neglect: How ICE Ignores Deaths in Detention.” The report emphasizes that “there have been 56 deaths in ICE custody during the Obama administration, including six suicides and at least one death after an attempted suicide.”  This particular […]

They Are Refugees: An Increasing Number of People Are Fleeing Violence in the Northern Triangle

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Research

A report from the Center for American Progress focuses on violence in Central America. Central America’s Northern Triangle region—made up of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala—has gained notoriety in recent years for its extreme levels of organized crime, gang violence, and poverty. As these problems have intensified, the number of people fleeing from the Northern […]

Undocumented Immigrants Pay $11.6 Billion in State and Local Taxes; Contributions Would Substantially Increase Under Reform

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Economy, Immigration, Research

Undocumented immigrants contribute more than $11.6 billion to state and local coffers each year and pay an average 8 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes according to a newly updated 50-state study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). ITEP’s analysis also finds that the combined state and local tax […]

‘Immigrants Are Not Criminals’: Respectability, Immigration Reform, and Hyperincarceration by Rebecca A. Sharpless

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Reform, Research

‘Immigrants Are Not Criminals’: Respectability, Immigration Reform, and Hyperincarceration by Rebecca A. Sharpless University of Miami – School of Law April 3, 2015 53 Houston Law Review 691 (2016) Abstract: Mainstream pro-immigrant law reformers advocate for better treatment of immigrants by invoking a contrast with people convicted of a crime. This Article details the harms […]

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