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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

El Salvador: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43616.pdf

Examines current political, economic, social, and human rights conditions in El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

The 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,Weather/Disasters

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/2014-qhsr-final-508.pdf

The second such review which sets priorities for homeland security over the next four years and reviews the five mission areas: preventing terrorist attacks, securing the borders, enforcing immigration laws, securing cyberspace, and strengthening preparedness.  From the Homeland Security Department

 

UNHCR Global Trends 2013

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Immigration/Migration,United Nations

http://www.unhcr.org/5399a14f9.html

More than 51 million individuals were displaced by conflicts from their homes at the end of 2013.  Also reports on refugees around the world and trends related to refugees.  From the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

 

Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview

Categories: Children,Headlines,Immigration/Migration

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43599.pdf

Describes the surge of unaccompanied children arriving at the border, where they are coming from, and which agencies are responsible for dealing with them.  Also describes recent administrative and congressional actions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2013

Categories: China,Immigration/Migration,India,Mexico,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_lpr_fr_2013.pdf

Reports the number and characteristics of persons who became LPRs in the U.S. during 2013.  990,000 people gained LPR status in 2013 with Mexico, China and India the leading countries of birth.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

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