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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The South is Home to 10 of the 15 Fastest-Growing Large Cities

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-81-population-estimates-subcounty.html

Press release which identifies the fastest growing cities—most are in Texas, the largest cities, and the major population trends across regions.  From the Census Bureau

 

Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics: 2016

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/forbrn_05182017.pdf

Reports that the unemployment rate for foreign-born workers in 2016 was 4.3%, down from 4.9% in 2015.  Also offers information on weekly earnings and demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Declined Detainer Outcome Reports

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

https://www.ice.gov/declined-detainer-outcome-report

Weekly reports of non-federal jurisdictions that do not honor detainers issued by federal immigration authorities (so-called sanctuary cities) with information about the individual’s citizenship, detainer issued and declined dates, and criminal activity.  Temporarily suspended in mid-April 2017 “to refine reporting methodologies.”  See archived reports tab for previous reports.  From U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

 

Federal Justice Statistics, 2014– Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs14st.pdf

More than 30 tables on workloads and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Federal Justice Statistics, 2013-2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs1314.pdf

Covers statistics on federal arrests including immigration arrests, outcomes of trials, characteristics of defendants, inmates in correctional institutions, and recidivism rates.  Also examines trends in drug arrests.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

State and Local “Sanctuary” Policies Limiting Participation in Immigration Enforcement

Categories: Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R44795.pdf

This report provides examples of various state and local laws/policies that fall into one of three categories known as “Don’t Enforce,” “Don’t Ask,” or “Don’t Tell.”  It also discusses federal measures designed to counteract sanctuary policies. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Maricopa County Added Over 222 People Per Day in 2016, More Than Any Other County

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-44.html

Annual press release of population information which shows the Top Ten fastest growing counties by numeric and percent changes.  Also shows the Top Ten declining counties, the Top 25 fastest-growing metro areas, and the causes (births, deaths, internal migration, international migration) for the changes. Includes links to detailed statistical data.  From the Census Bureau

 

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

Categories: Arab,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

Revised version of the executive order that seeks to restrict entry into the U.S. of individuals from six Middle Eastern countries.  The latest version excludes Iraq from the ban as well as green card holders, dual nationals, and people granted asylum or refugee status.  Also reduces total number of refugees allowed to enter country annually.  From the White House

 

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