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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Undocumented Migrant Children in the EU

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Immigration/Migration

http://epthinktank.eu/2014/12/17/undocumented-migrant-children-in-the-eu-2/

Surveys the current legal and practical situation of migrant children in countries of the European Union and offers recommendations on “improving the coherence between migration policies and moral issues.”  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

How Changes in Immigration Policy Might Affect the Federal Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Immigration/Migration,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49868-Immigration.pdf

Covers the demographic and labor force characteristics of immigrants and how proposals to change the immigration system would affect the federal budget through benefits and taxes related to noncitizens.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action of November 20, 2014: Overview and Issues

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43852.pdf

Describes the variety of executive methods used and the initiatives launched by President Obama for reform of immigration policies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Ensure English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education

Categories: Education,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Literacy/Reading

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-departments-education-and-justice-release-joint-guidance-ensure-english-learn

Agency press release regarding executive branch guidance to states and school districts of their obligations under federal law to ensure that students learning English have equal access to a high-quality education.   Offers links to further resources.  From the Department of Educationn

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Unmanned Aircraft System Program Does Not Achieve Intended Results or Recognize All Costs of Operations

Categories: Govt Finance,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2015/OIG_15-17_Dec14.pdf

Critical report on the use of drones to guard the country’s borders.  Recommends funds slated for further drone tests be invested in alternative approaches.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of United States of America

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism,United Nations

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CAT/Shared%20Documents/USA/INT_CAT_COC_USA_18893_E.pdf

United Nation’s response to U.S. report which finds 5 items to praise and 26 to criticize including use of tactics of extraordinary rendition, secret and indefinite detention, enhanced interrogation, and the treatment of immigrants.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of United States of America

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism,United Nations

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CAT/Shared%20Documents/USA/INT_CAT_COC_USA_18893_E.pdf

United Nation’s response to U.S. report which finds 5 items to praise and 26 to criticize including use of tactics of extraordinary rendition, secret and indefinite detention, enhanced interrogation, and the treatment of immigrants.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Modern Slavery Strategy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/381737/ModernSlaveryStrategy.pdf

Sets out the British government’s strategy for combatting modern slavery as an important component of international crime.  From the Home Office

 

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