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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Nonimmigrant Admissions to the United States: 2013

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_ni_fr_2013.pdf

Provides information on the number of nonimmigrant admissions, the process they go through, why they came, and where they came from.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Immigration Policies and Issues on Health-Related Grounds for Exclusion

Categories: Health/Medical,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R40570.pdf

Reviews the diseases that are health-related reasons for excluding people from entering U.S., and port of entry procedures. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Asylum Policies for Unaccompanied Children Compared with Expedited Removal Policies for Unauthorized Adults: In Brief

Categories: Children,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43664.pdf

Focuses on how unaccompanied alien children are treated by U.S. authorities in comparison to unauthorized adults and families with children in the specific contexts of asylum and expedited removal.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2014/Over_Un_Ali_Chil.pdf

Reports on the results of unannounced site visits to check on conditions at detention centers for unaccompanied alien children.   From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by State

Categories: Children,Immigration/Migration

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/programs/ucs/state-by-state-uc-placed-sponsors

Describes process of handling apprehended alien children who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian and provides statistics on state-by-state placement of such alien children from January to July 2014.   Virginia is among the leading states for such placements.  From the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Administration for Children and Families

 

State and Local Sanctuary Policies Limiting Participation in Immigration Enforcement

Categories: Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306522/m1/1/high_res_d/R43457_2014Mar28.pdf

Discusses legal issues related to state and local measures that limit law enforcement cooperation with federal authorities in identifying and removing illegal aliens.  Also discusses various measures adopted or considered by localities to limit their participation in immigration enforcement. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by University of North Texas Library

 

Unaccompanied Alien Children: Legal Issues: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Children,Immigration/Migration,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43623.pdf

Provides answers to 14 frequently asked questions regarding unaccompanied children attempting to enter the U.S. at the southwestern border.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unaccompanied Alien Children: Potential Factors Contributing to Recent Immigration

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America,Mexico

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43628.pdf

Explores possible reasons for the surge of unaccompanied children trying to enter the U.S. from Central America including crime, poverty, poor economic conditions, family reunification efforts, and Mexican and American immigration policies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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