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Immigration Policy Center’s Perspectives on Immigration Detainers
(1021 KB - 12/18/2013)
Immigration Policy Center’s
on the faulty legal arguments behind immigration detainers.
AILA Doc. No. 13121845.
CRS Report on Immigration Legislation on the 113th Congress
(852 KB - 12/17/2013)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on the immigration-related issues that received legislative action or significant congressional interest in the 113th Congress.
AILA Doc. No. 13121743.
GAO Testimony on DHS’s Efforts to Improve Employee Morale and Fill Senior Leadership Vacancies
(979 KB - 12/12/2013)
GAO testimony from a 12/12/13 hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security in the House of Representatives on DHS’s efforts to improve employee morale, which is 7% points lower at DHS than the government-wide average, and to fill senior leadership vacancies.
AILA Doc. No. 13121244.
TRAC Reports Finds Criminal Activity Continues to Drop as Removal Reason
TRAC report finds that alleged criminal activity continues to decline as the basis for new Immigration Court filings seeking removal orders. For FY2014, only 13.5% of individuals have been alleged to be removable based on criminal activity, compared to 14.2% during FY2013.
AILA Doc. No. 13121148.
TRAC Report Shows Immigration Prosecutions Reached All-time High in FY2013
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report with latest available DOJ data showing that during FY2013, immigration prosecutions reached an all-time high, with new cases being filed against 97,384 defendants, an increase up 5.9% over the past fiscal year.
AILA Doc. No. 13112543.
GAO Report on Sexual Assault in Detention
(1958 KB - 11/21/2013)
A 11/21/13 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report titled “Immigration Detention: Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Sexual Abuse.”
AILA Doc. No. 13112136.
CRS Report on Judicial Review of Immigration Matters
(713 KB - 11/20/2013)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report with an overview of judicial review of immigration matters, including visa denials and revocations, removal orders and detention, naturalization delays, expedited removal of inadmissible arriving aliens, expatriation, and legalization denials.
AILA Doc. No. 13112042.
TRAC Report Shows Immigration Courts With Longest Wait Times
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report shows the ten states with the longest wait times in immigration court. Nationally, individuals waited on average 898 days, up from an average of 823 days during FY2013.
AILA Doc. No. 13111344.
Report Calls for Improvements to DHS Notice to Appear (NTA) Procedure
Center for Immigrants’ Rights report, “To File or Not to File a Notice to Appear: Improving the Government’s Use of Prosecutorial Discretion,” arguing that DHS should consistently consider prosecutorial discretion (PD) and increase its use of favorable PD in the issuance and filing of NTAs.
AILA Doc. No. 13102844.
TRAC Immigration Court Backlog Tool
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) provides an Immigration Court Backlog Tool, which has pending cases and length of wait times broken down by state, pending cases broken down by court and hearing location, and pending cases broken down by nationality, as of September 2013.
AILA Doc. No. 13102545.
TRAC Report Finds Immigration Court Backlog Up 85% From Five Years Ago
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report finds the immigration court backlog, which has risen 5.9% since September 2012, is now 85% higher than it was five years ago. By the end of FY2013, 344,230 were awaiting resolution before the Immigration Courts.
AILA Doc. No. 13102544.
TRAC Report Finds Less Than 15% of Deportations Based on Alleged Criminal Activity
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report finds that only 14.4% of removal filings in the Immigration Courts have been based on alleged criminal activity. This proportion is roughly half what it was 20 years ago, when 28.5% of removal filings were based on criminal activity.
AILA Doc. No. 13101524.
TRAC Report Finds New ICE Detainer Guidelines Have Little Impact
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report finds that since the stricter detainer guidelines were issued in December 2012, fewer than one in nine of the ICE detainers met the agency’s stated goal of targeting individuals who pose a serious threat to public safety or national security.
AILA Doc. No. 13100241.
American Immigration Council Report: The Cost of Doing Nothing
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The American Immigration Council’s Immigration Policy Center released a report, “The Cost of Doing Nothing,” which outlines the dollars, lives, and opportunities that are lost in the wait for comprehensive immigration reform.
AILA Doc. No. 13092705.
Pew Research Report that Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants May Have Reversed
Pew Research’s Hispanic Trends Project report on the U.S. population of unauthorized immigrants and how the estimated number of unauthorized immigrants peaked at 12.2 million in 2007, fell to 11.3 million in 2009, and now may be rising again.
AILA Doc. No. 13092547.
Center for American Progress Report on DACA
Center for American Progress September 2013 report with nationwide analysis of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) applicants, including comparing where DACA applicants came from, which states have the most successful DACA outreach, and how DACA has worked during its first year.
AILA Doc. No. 13092340.
National Conference of State Legislatures Report on State Immigration Activity
National Conference of State Legislatures report on state immigration laws and resolutions enacted between January and June 2013, addressing a variety of issues including DACA, driver’s license eligibility, instate tuition benefits, and resolutions commending contributions of immigrants.
AILA Doc. No. 13091751.
TRAC Report Finds Few ICE Detainers Target Serious Criminals
Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC) report from a case-by-case review of ICE data, which showed that less than 14% of the detainers issued in FY2012 and early FY2013 met the agency’s stated goal of targeting individuals who posed a serious threat to public safety or national security.
AILA Doc. No. 13091750.
GAO Report on ICE Orders of Supervision for Alien Sex Offenders
(969 KB - 9/16/2013)
GAO September 2013 report on ICE’s use of orders of supervision to release sex offenders, who have been ordered removed but cannot be removed for various reasons, finding that ICE could better inform offenders of registration responsibilities and notify jurisdictions when offenders are released.
AILA Doc. No. 13091642.
TRAC Report on the Nature of Charge in New Filings Seeking Removal Orders
Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC) report demonstrating that only a small proportion of the filings in immigration courts seeking to deport noncitizens have been based on alleged criminal activity.
AILA Doc. No. 13091142.
TRAC Report on New Filings Seeking Removal Orders
Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC) report showing the number of new filings seeking removal orders in immigration courts through August 2013.
AILA Doc. No. 13091141.
CRS Report on Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy
(319 KB - 9/10/2013)
Congressional Research Service 8/8/13 publication, “Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy”, which provides an overview on refugee admissions and adjudication. The report also includes information on refugee resettlement assistance.
AILA Doc. No. 13091054.
CRS Report on Immigration Provisions of VAWA
(443 KB - 9/10/2013)
Congressional Research Service 8/9/13 publication, “Immigration Provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)”, which provides an update on the immigration provisions in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which was signed into law (P.L. 113-4) on 3/7/13.
AILA Doc. No. 13091047.
CRS Report on Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement
(309 KB - 9/9/2013)
Congressional Research Service 8/7/13 publication, “Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures,” which provides a summary of ICE’s worksite enforcement program and enforcement activity by DOL.
AILA Doc. No. 13090942.
NILC Report on E-Verify
National Immigration Law Center (NILC) report on E-Verify, titled Verification Nation: How E-Verify Affects America’s Workers, which analyzes USCIS-commissioned studies on E-Verify and the impact mandatory E-Verify would have on workers.
AILA Doc. No. 13090340.
GAO Report Reviewing CBP’s Integrity-Related Programs
(149 KB - 8/30/2013)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) 8/28/13 report following up on its December 2012 report on CBP efforts to ensure integrity in its workforce. While CBP has not finalized its comprehensive integrity strategy, training courses are systematic and required throughout an employee’s career.
AILA Doc. No. 13083040.
GAO Report on Border Security and CBP Officer Training
(630 KB - 8/30/2013)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) 8/28/13 report evaluating CBP’s progress on GAO’s December 2011 four recommendations on CBP training. Three of the four recommendations have been implemented with the fourth in progress.
AILA Doc. No. 13083061.
CRS’ Summary of Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the 113th Congress
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Congressional Research Service’s (CRS) July 10, 2013 publication, Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the 113th Congress: Short Summary of Senate-Passed S. 744, which briefly outlines major provisions of the CIR bill amended and passed by the Senate on June 27, 2013.
AILA Doc. No. 13082741.
ACLU of Southern California Report: “Muslims Need Not Apply”
Report from ACLU of Southern California titled “Muslims Need Not Apply,” about how a USCIS national security program known as the “Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program” (CARRP) impacts Muslim or perceived-to-by Muslim applicants.
AILA Doc. No. 13082354.
National Venture Capital Association Report: American Made 2.0
Report from the National Venture Capital Association and Stuart Anderson of the National Foundation for American Policy titled “American Made 2.0: How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Continue to Contribute to the U.S. Economy” about contributions of immigrants to U.S. economic competitiveness.
AILA Doc. No. 13082301.
Brookings Report with Statistics on the DACA Program
Brookings report on the first year of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with statistics drawn from a FOIA request to DHS requesting information on the size of the program, demographics, geographic distribution, age, and year of arrival of applicants.
TRAC Report on Backlog of Pending Cases in Immigration Courts
Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC) report on the number of cases pending before the Immigration Courts as of July 2013, as well as a breakdown of pending deportation cases by state.
AILA Doc. No. 13081245.
TRAC Report on Breakdown of Immigration Court Cases Closed Based on Prosecutorial Discretion
Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC) report indicates that the Seattle, San Diego, and Charlotte Immigration Courts had the highest rates of prosecutorial discretion closures among those courts with substantial backlogs.
AILA Doc. No. 13081244.
FOIA Response with Internal Documents by USCIS on Deferred Action
(661 KB - 7/31/2013)
FOIA response provides internal documents by USCIS on non-DACA deferred action since June 17, 2011. Special thanks to Pennsylvania State University and Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia.
AILA Doc. No. 13073152.
GAO Report on Need for Improved Transparency and Reliability of H-2A Program Data
(1181 KB - 7/31/2013)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) 7/2/13 letter to DOL on recommendations to improve the transparency and reliability of DOL’s data on the H-2A program, as DOL’s annual performance reports sometime differed from its public data files posted on its website.
AILA Doc. No. 13073145.
GAO Report on Overstay Enforcement and the Biometric Entry/Exit System
(1183 KB - 7/31/2013)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) July 2013 report to Congressional requesters on overstay enforcement, recommending that DHS assess and document the reliability of its data, and establish time frames and milestones for a “biometric air exit evaluation” framework.
AILA Doc. No. 13073144.
TRAC Report Indicating Number of ICE Detainers Dropped by 19%
Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC) report indicating that during the first four months of FY2013, the number of ICE detainers issued declined by 19%. The largest number of detainers were issued by the Enforcement and Removal Operations Criminal Alien Program.
AILA Doc. No. 13072541.
National Association of Immigration Judges Report “The State of Our Courts: A View From The Inside”
(642 KB - 7/24/2013)
The National Association of Immigration Judges April 2013 report outlining immigration court history and the need for immigration reform.
AILA Doc. No. 13072443.
TRAC Report on Poor ICE FOIA Management
Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC) report from July 2013 on the growing backlog of unanswered FOIA requests for ICE immigration records, with the backlog of unanswered FOIA requests continuing to grow and with ICE’s oldest request pending unanswered for more than 707 calendar days.
AILA Doc. No. 13071942.
Report: The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System
(1128 KB - 7/16/2013)
A July 2013 report prepared by the National Economic Council, the Domestic Policy Council, the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and the Office of Management and Budget, for the White House, on the economic benefits of passing commonsense immigration reform, including the Senate’s S744.
AILA Doc. No. 13071642.
TRAC Report Says 100,000 Removal Orders Already Sought This Year
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report from June 2013 showing that during the first eight months of FY2013, the government has filed actions against 107,538 people seeking their removal. At this rate, it is projected that 189,267 new removal orders will be sought for the year.
AILA Doc. No. 13060655.
TRAC Report Says Legal Noncitizens Receive Longest ICE Detention
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report from June 2013 showing that individuals who were legally entitled to remain in the United States typically experienced the longest ICE detention times, sometimes stretching on for years before they won their cases and were released.
AILA Doc. No. 13060343.
TRAC Report on ICE FOIA Office Backlog Wait Times
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) May 2013 report showing that the median time FOIA requests have been waiting unanswered in ICE’s backlog has climbed 64 percent since March 2013 and half of ICE's backlog of pending requests have been waiting for more than 105 days unanswered.
AILA Doc. No. 13053047.
Wilson Center Report on State of the U.S.-Mexico Border
Wilson Center May 2013 report entitled “The State of The Border report: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S.-Mexico Border” on the state of affairs in management of U.S.-Mexico border region, focusing on four core areas: trade and competitiveness, security, sustainability and quality of life.
AILA Doc. No. 13052963.
CRS Report on Immigration Enforcement & Border Security
(1099 KB - 5/29/2013)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 5/3/13 entitled “Border Security: Immigration Enforcement Between Ports of Entry” on concentration of enforcement resources at border that may increase border violence & migrant deaths, encourage unauthorized people to find new ways to enter & more.
AILA Doc. No. 13052962.
TRAC Report on Removal Decisions of ICE Detainees
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report from May 2013 showing that out of the 1,500 individuals taken into custody by ICE on a typical work day, the latest ICE data record shows that about 1,000 were eventually removed and only 360 individuals were released after posting bond.
AILA Doc. No. 13052249.
TRAC Report Says 1,509 People Enter ICE Custody Each Day
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report from May 2013 showing that 1,509 individuals were taken into ICE custody each day in November and December 2012, which means that ICE will detain around 400,000 individuals during the current fiscal year at this rate. AILA Doc. No. 13052043.
AILA Doc. No. 13052043.
TRAC Report on Texas District Leading in Immigration Prosecutions
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) May 2013 report showing that during the first six months of FY2013, the Southern District of Texas (Houston) currently leads the nation with 17,022 immigration prosecutions. AILA Doc. No. 13051042.
AILA Doc. No. 13051042.
CBO Report on 2013 Update on Overview of U.S. Immigrant Population
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CBO report from 5/8/13 entitled “A Description of the Immigrant Population—2013 Update” which shows that in 2012, about 40 million foreign-born people lived in the United States, making up about 13 percent of the U.S. population—the largest share since 1920. AILA Doc. No. 13050814.
AILA Doc. No. 13050814.
CBO Graph on Unemployment Rate of Foreign Born Workers
CBO graphic from 5/8/13 showing that between 1994 and 2012, the unemployment rate among people born in Mexico or Central America was 7.0 percent, whereas the rate for native-born workers was 4.6 percent and for workers born in Asia, 4.5 percent. AILA Doc. No. 13050813.
AILA Doc. No. 13050813.
CBO Graph on Number of Unauthorized Foreign-Born People in the United States
CBO graphic from 5/8/13 showing that in 2011, about 11.5 million United States residents were in the country without legal authorization—about 3 million more than in 2000 and about 6.8 million unauthorized residents in the United States came from Mexico alone in 2011. AILA Doc. No. 13050813.
CBO Graph on Educational Attainment of Foreign-Born People Ages 25 to 64 in U.S.
CBO graphic from 5/8/13 showing that in 2012, 27 percent of the foreign-born population between the ages of 25 and 64 had not completed high school, compared with 7 percent of the native-born population. AILA Doc. No. 13050812.
AILA Doc. No. 13050812.
CBO Graph on Percentage of States' Population That Are Foreign-Born Persons
CBO graphic from 5/8/13 showing that three states that account for more than one-fifth of the nation’s population—California, New York, and New Jersey—had a foreign-born population that, for each state, exceeded 20 percent of its total population in 2012. AILA Doc. No. 13050811.
AILA Doc. No. 13050811.
CBO Graph on Snapshot of Foreign-Born Population in U.S. from 1860 to 2010
CBO graphic from 5/8/13 showing that from 1860 to 1910, between 13 and 15 percent of people in the United States were born in another country. This percentage fell to 5 percent in 1970 but has increased since then, reaching about 13 percent in the past few years. AILA Doc. No. 13050810.
AILA Doc. No. 13050810.
Report on Latino Perception of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement
University of Illinois at Chicago May 2013 report called “Insecure Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement” on impact of police involvement in immigration enforcement on community policing, public safety and Latino communities. AILA Doc. No. 13050755.
AILA Doc. No. 13050755.
TRAC Report on Removal Orders Running 18% Behind Last Year's Pace
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) April 2013 report showing that immigration judges have only issued 49,462 removal orders during first seven months of FY2013, which will be 18% lower from last fiscal year & 35% lower from two years ago at this current rate. AILA Doc. No. 13050645.
AILA Doc. No. 13050645.
Migration Policy Institute Report on New Migration Narrative for Mexico
Migration Policy Institute (MPI) April 2013 country profile examining Mexican migration to the U.S., immigration policy affecting Mexican immigrants, Mexico's role as a transit country, government policy toward the Mexican diaspora and refugee and asylum policy in Mexico. AILA Doc. No. 13050149.
AILA Doc. No. 13050149.
TRAC Report Says Wait Times in Immigration Courts Increased in March
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report from April 2013 which showed that the average number of days cases have been waiting has reached 555 days, up from 531 days at the end of FY2012. The backlog again reached an all-time high, at 327,483 cases. AILA Doc. No. 13041142.
AILA Doc. No. 13041142.
CRS Report on E-Verify Program
(779 KB - 4/9/2013)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 3/19/13 entitled “Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification” on whether E-Verify will be considered in the 113th Congress as part of a comprehensive immigration reform bill or as separate, stand-alone legislation. AILA Doc. No. 13040955.
AILA Doc. No. 13040955.
MPI Report on Unauthorized Immigrant Parents & Their Children's Development
Migration Policy Institute (MPI) March 2013 report examining the emerging research and policies and programs that reduce or mitigate the developmental risks for children with parents who are unauthorized. AILA Doc. No. 13040148.
AILA Doc. No. 13040148.
CRS Report on Human Trafficking Policy and Issues
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Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 2/19/13 entitled “Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress” on whether U.S. policy to combat human trafficking equally treats all victims—both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens. AILA Doc. No. 13040142.
AILA Doc. No. 13040142.
CRS Report on Understanding Threats at U.S. Borders
(1059 KB - 4/1/2013)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 2/21/13 entitled “Border Security: Understanding Threats at U.S. Borders” on how a systematic approach to studying border threats may help clarify the types of policy tradeoffs lawmakers confront at the border. AILA Doc. No. 13040141.
AILA Doc. No. 13040141.
CAP Report on Economic Effects of Granting Citizenship to Undocumented Immigrants
Center for American Progress (CAP) 3/20/13 report showing that granting undocumented immigrants immediate citizenship would add $1.4 trillion to economic growth, increase tax revenues by $184 billion and create 203,000 jobs over the next decade. AILA Doc. No. 13032753.
AILA Doc. No. 13032753.
Migration Policy Institute Report on Lines, Visa Categories and Wait Times
Migration Policy Institute (MPI) March 2013 issue brief report examining who is in the immigration “line,” what are the various visa categories involved in family- and employment-based immigration, wait times, countries most affected by the backlogs, and more. AILA Doc. No. 13032255.
AILA Doc. No. 13032255.
Brookings Report on What Americans Want From Immigration Reform
Brookings Institution March 2013 joint report with Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) surveying of nearly 4,500 American adults with 63% of Americans thinking that immigration reform should allow a pathway to citizenship and more. AILA Doc. No. 13032143.
AILA Doc. No. 13032143.
CRS Report on Chart Book of Key Trends in U.S. Immigration Policy
(1167 KB - 3/19/2013)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 3/7/13 called “U.S. Immigration Policy: Chart Book of Key Trends” highlighting selected immigration trends that touch on the main elements of comprehensive immigration reform. AILA Doc. No. 13031942.
AILA Doc. No. 13031942.
Report on U.S. Falling Behind in Global Race for Talent
(2004 KB - 3/15/2013)
May 2012 report called “Not Coming to America: Why the U.S. is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent” setting out some proposed immigration reforms that the US should adopt today to continue to attract the most talented, innovative, and necessary workers. AILA Doc. No. 13031544.
AILA Doc. No. 13031544.
Brookings Report: Better Align H-1B Visa Fee Revenues to Local Workforce Needs
Brookings Institute report suggesting that DOL focus H-1B visa fee revenue on metro areas with higher demand for H-1B workers, to train existing workforce for high-skilled jobs, instead of the current practice of distributing fees to areas with lower demand for H-1B workers. AILA Doc. No. 13031341.
AILA Doc. No. 13031341.
TRAC Immigration Court Backlog Online Resource Tool
Online resource tool from Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) which provides sortable national data on pending cases and length of wait times in immigration courts through 2/28/13. AILA Doc. No. 13031340.
AILA Doc. No. 13031340.
CRS Report on Role of Military on Securing Border
(610 KB - 3/12/2013)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 2/25/13 entitled “Securing America’s Borders: The Role of the Military” on the legal scope of how much support the military can provide to help law enforcement and immigration authorities along the southern border. AILA Doc. No. 13031251.
AILA Doc. No. 13031251.
CRS Report on Understanding Threats at U.S. Borders
(1008 KB - 3/12/2013)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 2/21/13 entitled “CRS Report on Understanding Threats at U.S. Borders” on potential border threats and summarizing what is known about their likelihood and potential consequences. AILA Doc. No. 13031250.
AILA Doc. No. 13031250.
CRS Report on Southwest Border Spillover Violence
(1132 KB - 3/12/2013)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 2/28/13 entitled “Southwest Border Violence: Issues in Identifying and Measuring Spillover Violence” on developing fact-based conclusions about trends in drug trafficking-related violence spilling over from Mexico into the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 13031249.
AILA Doc. No. 13031249.
CRS Report on Homeland Security Policy for 113th Congress
(1041 KB - 3/12/2013)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 2/27/13 entitled “Issues in Homeland Security Policy for the 113th Congress” outlining an array of homeland security issues that may come before the 113th Congress, including border security, immigration and more. AILA Doc. No. 13031248.
AILA Doc. No. 13031248.
Report on Immigrant Contributions to Housing Demand in the United States
Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA) 3/7/13 report stating that immigrant demand for owner-occupied housing is likely to continue to provide an important and growing source of new demand in most areas than in the past decade. AILA Doc. No. 13030750.
AILA Doc. No. 13030750.
CRS Report on Brief History of Comprehensive Immigration Reform
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Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 2/27/13 called “Brief History of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Efforts in the 109th and 110th Congresses to Inform Policy Discussions in the 113th Congress” on past congressional deliberations on immigration reform. AILA Doc. No. 13030747.
AILA Doc. No. 13030747.
Kauffman Foundation Report on Employment Impact of a Startup Visa
Kauffman Foundation report from February 2013 called “Give Me Your Entrepreneurs, Your Innovators: Estimating the Employment Impact of a Startup Visa” which says that between 500,000 and 1.6 million new jobs could be created over the next 10 years with the startup visa. AILA Doc. No. 13022860.
AILA Doc. No. 13022860.
TRAC Report on Immigration Referrals & Spike in Criminal Prosecutions
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report showing 15,313 federal criminal prosecutions in December 2012, with this 14% sharp increase being entirely the result of prosecutions recommended by CBP agents in just two federal districts along U.S.-Mexico border. AILA Doc. No. 13022843.
AILA Doc. No. 13022843.
NELP Report on Workers' Rights on ICE
National Employment Rights Project (NELP) February 2013 report detailing how bad-actor employers around the country are using immigration enforcement to retaliate against workers, subverting both immigration and labor laws. AILA Doc. No. 13022765.
AILA Doc. No. 13022765.
GAO Report on Southwest Border Security & Spillover Crime Data
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GAO February 2013 report reviewing overall crime rates in the southwest border region and assessing information on spillover crime along the border and its impact on border security. AILA Doc. No. 13022641.
AILA Doc. No. 13022641.
CRS Report on Policy Options for Providing Targeted Immigration Relief
(702 KB - 2/25/2013)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 2/13/13 on policies to provide targeted relief to unauthorized persons, including statutory and legislative remedies, including amending statutory provisions to make it easier for unauthorized persons to obtain LPR status.
AILA Doc. No. 13022542.
Joint Report Documents H-2B Abuses in U.S. Carnival Industry
American University Washington College of Law Immigrant Justice Clinic & Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM) February 2013 report uncovering abuses and structural defects in the H-2B temporary worker program in the U.S. fair and carnival industry. AILA Doc. No. 13022257.
AILA Doc. No. 13022257.
TRAC Report on Targets of ICE Detainers
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report showing of 1 million detainers issued by ICE since FY2008, only 22.6 percent of the time did targeted individual have any criminal conviction and only 8.6 percent of charges were classified as a serious offense. AILA Doc. No. 13022041.
AILA Doc. No. 13022041.
TRAC Report on Deportation Orders Rising Slightly from Historic Lows
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report showing that during January 2013, the government reported 15,174 new ICE filings seeking deportation orders, which is down 23.7 percent through first 4 months of FY2013 when compared to monthly filings in FY2012. AILA Doc. No. 13021564.
AILA Doc. No. 13021564.
TRAC Report on Federal Prosecution Data for October 2012
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report for October 2012 which shows federal criminal prosecutions totaled 13,764 for the month of October 2012, with immigration prosecutions accounting for 52 percent of these filings. AILA Doc. No. 13020844.
AILA Doc. No. 13020844.
CRS Report on Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Enforcement
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Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 1/17/13 called "Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Enforcement: Legal Issues" which addresses the constitutional and other legal foundations and issues related to the doctrine of prosecutorial discretion. AILA Doc. No. 13020443.
AILA Doc. No. 13020443.
CRS Report on Key Issues in U.S.-Mexico Relations
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Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 1/16/13 entitled “Mexico’s New Administration: Priorities & Key Issues in U.S.-Mexican Relations” on whether Mexico should be a "special case" on certain immigration questions given sheer size of bilateral flow of migrants. AILA Doc. No. 13013049.
AILA Doc. No. 13013049.
CRS Report on Policy Implications of Human Trafficking
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Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 1/9/13 entitled “Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress” on issues related to failure to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) beyond FY2011. AILA Doc. No. 13013048.
AILA Doc. No. 13013048.
TRAC Report on Record Year for Asylum Cases
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report showing odds of an asylum claim being denied reached an historic low in FY2012, with only 44.5% being turned down. Almost 2 out of 3 (62.6%) individuals seeking asylum lost their cases in similar actions 10 years ago. AILA Doc. No. 13011541.
AILA Doc. No. 13011541.
CRS Report on Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States
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Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 12/17/12 called “Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview” showing that nearly 65% of legal permanent residents (LPRs) entered the United States on the basis of family ties during FY2011. AILA Doc. No. 13011047.
AILA Doc. No. 13011047.
TRAC Report on Deportation Orders Going Down 25% from Last Year's Pace
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report showing that during December 2012, the government reported 14,898 new ICE filings seeking deportation orders, which is down 25 percent through first three months of FY2013 when compared with average filings in FY2012. AILA Doc. No. 13011046.
AILA Doc. No. 13011046.
GAO Report on Measuring Border Security Resource Needs
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GAO report from December 2012 showing that apprehensions decreased within each southwest border sector and by 68 percent in the Tucson sector from fiscal years 2006 to 2011, due in part to changes in the U.S. economy and achievement of Border Patrol strategic objectives. AILA Doc. No. 13010947.
AILA Doc. No. 13010947.
Migration Policy Institute Report on Immigration Enforcement in the United States
Migration Policy Institute (MPI) January 2013 report entitled “Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery” offering analysis of current immigration enforcement that began with passage of the Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA). AILA Doc. No. 13010851.
AILA Doc. No. 13010851.
GAO Report on CBP Efforts to Mitigate Risk of Employee Misconduct
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December 2012 GAO report on improving screening tools to mitigate risks of employee corruption & misconduct for both applicants & incumbent CBP officers on corruption-related activities, including smuggling of persons, of whom 125 have been convicted as of October 2012. AILA Doc. No. 13010355.
AILA Doc. No. 13010355.
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