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  • Change and Continuity: Public Opinion on Immigration Reform(95 KB - 6/21/2010)
    In April 2009, a majority of Americans told researchers they supported immigration proposals that allow unauthorized immigrants to stay and work in the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 10062157.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062157.
  • Polls Show Most Americans Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform(145 KB - 6/21/2010)
    These 2009 polls show that voters wanted the President and Congress to advance a solution that legalizes the undocumented workforce, requires them to pay taxes, levels the playing field for workers and employers, and restores the rule of law. AILA Doc. No. 10062156.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062156.
  • Immigration Reform: National Polling(2491 KB - 6/21/2010)
    This polling data, compiled by Benenson Strategy Group for America’s Voice reveals that overall support for the general idea of comprehensive immigration reform remains stable, with two-thirds support that cuts across party lines. AILA Doc. No. 10062155.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062155.
  • Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detention in the USA(646 KB - 6/21/2010)
    This report from Amnesty International exposes the immigrant detention system in the US as broken and unnecessarily costly. It costs about $95 per day to detain someone, while effective alternatives only cost $12 per day, yet the alternatives are often not considered. AILA Doc. No. 10062154.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062154.
  • Reforming our Immigration Detention System and Promoting Access to Counsel(1862 KB - 6/21/2010)
    This report from the Constitution Project examines expedited removal, mandatory pre-removal detention, and post-removal detention and suggests much-needed agency-level and congressional reforms. AILA Doc. No. 10062153.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062153.
  • Southwest Border Security Operations(1053 KB - 6/21/2010)
    This National Immigration Forum article outlines US border security operations on the US-Mexico Border which stretches 1,951 miles from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas. It is the most frequently crossed international border in the world. AILA Doc. No. 10062152.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062152.
  • Immigration Enforcement in the United States (6/21/2010)
    This Migration Policy Institute report shows how the decrease in border apprehensions may indicate that the economic crisis and resulting scarcity of jobs made the United States a less attractive destination in 2008. AILA Doc. No. 10062151.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062151.
  • Facing Our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement(652 KB - 6/21/2010)
    This Urban Institute report examines the consequences of parental arrest, detention, and deportation on 190 children in 85 families in six locations, providing in-depth details on parent-child separations, economic hardships, and children's well-being. AILA Doc. No. 10062150.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062150.
  • An Essential Resource: An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Undocumented Workers on Business Activity in the US with Estimated Effects by State and by Industry(1053 KB - 6/18/2010)
    This 2008 report from the Perryman Group shows that the immediate negative effect of eliminating the undocumented workforce in the U.S. would include an estimated $1.757 trillion in annual lost spending, $651.511 billion in annual lost output, and 8.1 million lost jobs. AILA Doc. No. 10061832.
    AILA Doc. No. 10061832.
  • America’s Loss is the World’s Gain: America’s New Immigrant Entrepreneurs(4453 KB - 6/18/2010)
    This report asserts that improving retention of high skilled foreign workers requires a coordinated approach to address immigration policies, professional-development opportunities, and concerns over family welfare and quality of life. AILA Doc. No. 10061831.
    AILA Doc. No. 10061831.
  • Prosperous Immigrants, Prosperous Americans: How to Welcome the World’s Best Educated, Boost Economic Growth, and Create Jobs(631 KB - 6/18/2010)
    This report explains how reforming the US high-skilled immigration system will stimulate innovation, enhance competitiveness and help cultivate a flexible workforce while protecting U.S. workers from globalization's destabilizing effects. AILA Doc. No. 10061830.
    AILA Doc. No. 10061830.
  • Economic Progress via Legalization(391 KB - 6/17/2010)
    This report from the Immigration Policy Center demonstrates how the legalization of unauthorized immigrants can play a role in promoting economic growth and lessening socioeconomic disparities. AILA Doc. No. 10061772.
    AILA Doc. No. 10061772.
  • Immigration Reform and Job Growth(422 KB - 6/16/2010)
    An Immigration Policy Center report which shows that immigration is not the cause of high unemployment in US, and that that the higher wages and purchasing power which formerly unauthorized immigrants would enjoy were they to receive legal status would sustain new jobs. AILA Doc. No. 10061668.
    AILA Doc. No. 10061668.
  • Immigration and Wages: Methodological Advancements Confirm Modest Gains for Native Workers(916 KB - 6/16/2010)
    Economic Policy Institute briefing paper on the estimated effect of immigration between 1994-2007 on the wages of US-born workers. AILA Doc. No. 10061767.
    AILA Doc. No. 10061667.
  • Immigration 101(618 KB - 6/16/2010)
    AILA packet of introductory materials outlining the basic terms, legislation, and processes associated with immigration law in the United States. AILA Doc. No. 10061666.
    AILA Doc. No. 10061666.