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President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to House and Senate Leaders and Immigration Principles and Policies

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/08/president-donald-j-trumps-letter-house-and-senate-leaders-immigration

Controversial proposal by the Trump Administration to reform immigration policies including building a southwestern border wall, removing unaccompanied alien children, closing “loopholes” in asylum procedures and hiring additional immigration judges to reduce the backlog of pending cases, and punishing so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal grants.  From the White House

 

Race Disparity Audit: Summary Findings from the Ethnicity Facts and Figures Website

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/650723/RDAweb.pdf

Uses a collection of data to examine how people of different backgrounds and ethnic groups are treated in England in such areas as health, education, employment, housing, and the criminal justice system.  This report gives an overview of the first set of findings.  From the Cabinet Office

 

Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Iran,Iraq,Korea,Libya,Presidency,Somalia,Syria,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/24/enhancing-vetting-capabilities-and-processes-detecting-attempted-entry

Presidential proclamation suspending entry of nationals from eight countries of concern: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen.  Iraq was also identified as a country where nationals should be subject to additional scrutiny  From the White Hose

 

Efforts by DHS to Estimate Southwest Border Security between Ports of Entry

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/17_0914_estimates-of-border-security.pdf

Describes an array of indicators being tested by federal authorities to develop better estimates of the number of illegal border crossers.  For each indicator, the report summarizes available data sources and techniques, explains the measures strengths and limitations, and presents available data.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on DACA

Categories: Headlines,Immigration/Migration

https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-sessions-delivers-remarks-daca

Text of speech by the Attorney General which announces the cessation of the program, created by executive order under President Obama, which allowed illegal immigrants, brought into the country as children, to receive a renewable legal status.  Also presents arguments for opposing the program.  From the Justice Department

 

Foreign-Born: 2014 Current Population Survey Detailed Tables

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2014/demo/foreign-born/cps-2014.html

Announces availability and provides links to various tables on characteristics of the foreign-born population such as nativity, U.S. citizenship status, year of entry, world region of birth, and generation.  From the Census Bureau

 

Census Flows Mapper

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

https://flowsmapper.geo.census.gov/map.html

Now enhanced with 2011-2015 data on migration. Portray migration rates in and out of selected U.S. counties during the time period.  From the Census Bureau

 

Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Mexico,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Enforcement_Actions_2015.pdf

Arrests, detentions, and removals decreased in line with the continued decline in unauthorized migration from Mexico.  Covers trends and characteristics of enforcement actions.  Statistics include apprehensions by program and country of nationality.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

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