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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Characteristics of Selected Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean Ancestry Groups in the United States: 2008-2012

Categories: Africa,African Americans,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Population/Census,Statistics

Discusses immigration patterns and trends of a rapidly growing group.  Also covers demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and geographic distribution patterns.  From the Census Bureau


Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

Annual report on human slavery including sex trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.  Includes individual country narratives on U.S. perspectives of their success in stopping such offenses.  From the State Department


Immigration Courts: Actions Needed to Reduce Case Backlog and Address Long-Standing Management and Operational Challenges

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Supreme Court/courts

Examines the immigration court system in the U.S. and offers recommendations for improving court operations. From the Government Accountability Office


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