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    The Supreme Court’s inability to rule on the United States vs. Texas sends us back to square one on immigration policy

The Supreme Court’s inability to rule on the United States vs. Texas sends us back to square one on immigration policy

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On Thursday last week, a deadlocked Supreme Court failed to overturn an Appeals Court ruling which has prevented President Obama’s 2014 executive actions on immigration from coming into effect. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes writes that the Supreme Court’s lack of action means that 4 million undocumented immigrants – many of them parents – remain in immigration limbo. She argues that it […]

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    Increased immigration enforcement has a detrimental effect on the school performance of the children of unauthorized immigrants

Increased immigration enforcement has a detrimental effect on the school performance of the children of unauthorized immigrants

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The past 13 years have seen a massive increase in immigration enforcement at the state and local level aimed at reducing undocumented immigration. In new research, Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Mary J. Lopez find that this increased enforcement has adversely impacted the children of unauthorized migrants. They find that increased enforcement has the largest impact on children aged 6 to […]

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    President Obama’s Executive Order granting temporary reprieve from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants will reopen the immigration debate.  

President Obama’s Executive Order granting temporary reprieve from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants will reopen the immigration debate.  

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On Thursday night, in an address to the nation, President Obama announced that his administration would use its ‘prosecutorial discretion’ to grant a reprieve from deportation to undocumented immigrants who have been in the country for at least 5 years, have children who are citizens or permanent residents, and are willing to pay taxes. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes writes that this […]

Tougher immigration measures increase fears of deportation, but do not change future migration plans

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Continuing with his second term agenda in spite of the shutdown, President Obama recently called for Congress to pass an immigration reform bill by the end of the year. Looking back at the failed attempts in 2006 and 2007, it is clear that any bill will be accompanied by extensive debates over border security and enforcement. But how effective are […]

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