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Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation

Categories: Children,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Marriage/Family,Presidency

Text of the presidential executive order that ended the policy of separating immigrant parents and children.  From the White House



Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics: 2017

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

Reports on the unemployment rate for foreign-born workers, 4.1% in 2017, down from 4.3% in 2016.  Includes demographic characteristics of these workers, occupations pursued, and earnings.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


New Census Bureau Population Estimates Show Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Has Largest Growth in the United States

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release showing which metropolitan areas and which counties had the largest numerical and largest percentage population increases as of July 2017.  Covers population changes due to births, deaths, and migration patterns.  From the Census Bureau


White House Framework on Immigration Reform and Border Security

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Presidency

Trump administration plan for securing the border, placing DACA individuals on a 10-12 year path to citizenship, ending extended family migration, and eliminating the visa lottery.  From the White House


Nonimmigrant (Temporary) Admissions to the United States: Policy and Trends

Reviews the major nonimmigrant categories of admission to the U.S., the procedures by which they are approved, and statistical trends in the issuance of such visas.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


National Security Strategy of the United States of America

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,WMD

Spells out the approach of the Trump administration to national security.  From the White House


Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2016

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

Provides statistics on border protection actions during 2016, a period which saw apprehensions increase by 15% over the previous year.  From the Department of Homeland Security


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

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


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