Immigration

Immigration Policy Is Out of Sync With Public Opinion

COMMENTARY | Decades of public opinion polls show that Americans have never felt warmer toward immigrants, nor have they ever been more supportive of immigration.

When Fear of Deportation Keeps Families From Help After a Shooting

In the aftermath of the El Paso killings, some undocumented immigrants reportedly were too afraid to seek care or help locating their relatives.

Immigrant Families Interrupt Daily Routines Due to Fear of Immigration Policies, Report Says

A new report found that many immigrant families are abstaining from everyday activities in which they could be asked about their citizenship status.

The Border Patrol–to–Emergency Room Pipeline

The conditions in facilities at the border are so dire that many migrants are in need of medical care as soon as they are released.

Cities, States Brace for Immigration Raids

Deportations will start with migrants who are under removal orders signed by an immigration judge.

Trump Opts for Federal Records Analysis Over Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

The decision ends weeks of turmoil over the census matter, with the president ordering government agencies to turn over records to the Department of Commerce that will enable the agency to count the number of non-citizens in the United States.

Trump Administration Will Print Census Forms Without Citizenship Question

The decision follows a Supreme Court ruling that rejected the administration’s justification for adding a question about citizenship status to the once-a-decade survey.

Local Law Enforcement Must Decide if They Want to Continue Working With ICE

The 287(g) program has significantly expanded since 2017, stoking controversy about cost and transparency. Now, sheriffs have to decide if they want to renew their agreements with ICE.

Detaining Refugee Children at Military Bases May Sound Un-America, But It's Been Done Before

COMMENTARY | Although the country hasn’t often had to cope with so many unaccompanied child migrants, the U.S. government has repeatedly turned to military bases to shelter unexpected migrant populations.

Proposed Immigration Changes Already Having Effects, Research Finds

A change to the "public charge" rules under consideration by the Trump Administration is discouraging immigrants from applying for benefit programs, according to research from the Urban Institute.

Featured eBooks

Budgeting for Asylum-Seekers Challenges States and Cities

Many cities and states stepped up when federal immigration authorities stopped housing asylum-seekers.

California Gov. Newsom Changes Course On Plan To Pay For Immigrant Health Coverage

The California Governor had planned to divert public health dollars from several counties to help provide health coverage to young undocumented immigrants.

At the Border, Local Governments Scramble to House Migrants

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Pennsylvania considers a gift-ban for lawmakers … Georgia passes law to identify children with dyslexia … Massachusetts enforces ban the box legislation.

As Feds Expand Guest Worker Visas, Many Companies Say More Still Needed

Competition is stiff for businesses seeking H-2B visas. And the worker shortages have been felt all over the country, in a range of industries.

The Benefits That Places Like Dayton, Ohio, Reap by Welcoming immigrants

COMMENTARY | The local government has embraced the immigrants and the demographic changes they bring through its Welcome Dayton initiative.

Massachusetts District Attorneys Want to Keep ICE From Courthouses

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Wyoming seeks data and solutions for missing and murdered indigenous women … Washington moves to revive affirmative action … Multiple lawsuits filed against e-cigarette company JUUL over teen vaping.

What the Supreme Court Said About the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

In oral arguments, conservative justices asked about data science, while liberals asked what the citizenship question was really for.

How Immigrants Minimized Population Loss in a Fifth of US Counties

An influx of immigrants prevented or significantly softened population loss last year in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties. Immigration either prevented population decline or cut it by at least 10% in those areas.

Arizona Mayor Declares Emergency as Border Patrol Increases Migrant Releases

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Oakland A’s waterfront ballpark plan draws port industry resistance … Washington passes clean energy and public-option health proposals … Litter clean-up in Philadelphia.