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Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. Exceeds Resettlement Target of 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,Syria

Announces that, as of August 29, 2016, the U.S. had admitted 10,172 Syrian refugees to the U.S in response to the Obama administration’s promise to increase the number of admitted refugees by September 30, 2016.  From the International Organization for Migration


Justice and Security Needs in Iraq after ISIL: Understanding Displaced Populations’ Concerns With Returning Home

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Iraq,Terrorism

Summarizes concerns expressed and recommendations made by displaced persons in Iraq about returning to their homes after their cities were liberated from ISIL  From the United States Institute of Peace


2014 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

41 statistical tables covering lawful permanent residents, refugees and asylees, naturalizations, nonimmigrant admissions, and enforcement actions.  Some tables include historical data.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law: From the Mid-1990s to the Present

Categories: Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Reviews the history of litigation between various states and the federal government over immigration and the exclusion or removal of unauthorized aliens.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

Annual report on what countries around the world are doing to combat human slavery.  Of 188 countries covered, 36 were placed on Tier 1, 78 on Tier 2,          44 on the Tier 2 Watch List, and 27 on Tier 3.  Overall there were 27 downgrades and 20 upgrades.  From the State Department


Refugee Law and Policy

Describes the law and policy on refugees and other asylum seekers in 22 countries and the European Union.  Includes laws and regulations governing the admission of refugees, processes for handling them, assistance provided to them, requirements for naturalization, and whether policies have been affected by recent emergencies.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress


Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,United Nations

Finds that 65 million people were refugees at the end of 2015, the first time that the UN agency has recorded more than 60 million displaced people.  Children made up 51% of the world’s refugees.  From the UN High Commissioner for Refugees


A Macroeconomic Analysis of the President’s 2017 Budget

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

The second of two annual reports on how the president’s proposed budget would affect the economy as a whole and how it would affect the federal government’s budget deficits.  Estimates that GDP would be 1.8% higher during 2022-26 due to the immigration proposal’s expansion of the labor supply.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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