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  • CRS Report on Unlawfully Present Students and Higher Education(778 KB - 4/15/2014)
    Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on unlawfully present students and a legal analysis of higher education, in-state tuition, and financial aid as it relates to DREAMers.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041549.
  • CRS Report on Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy(753 KB - 4/10/2014)
    Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on refugee admissions and resettlement policy, including FY2014 refugee ceiling and allocations, refugee processing priorities, admissibility of refugees, and special refugee provisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041051.
  • TRAC Report on ICE Deportation Data by Gender, Age, and Country of Citizenship (4/10/2014)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report on FY2012 and FY2013 deportation counts by gender, age, and nationality for all countries.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041048.
  • TRAC Report Reveals Secure Communities Program Failures (4/8/2014)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report finding that the number of noncitizens deported by ICE who have committed crimes other than minor violations, the primary targets of the Secure Communities program, has declined over the last four years.
    AILA Doc. No. 14040842.
  • SPLC Report on the Exploitation of J-1 Cultural Exchange Workers (3/24/2014)
    Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) report focusing on exploitation in the J-1 Summer Work Travel Program and the J-1 Trainee and Intern Program and providing recommendations for reform.
    AILA Doc. No. 14032455.
  • Pew Report on the Rise of Federal Immigration Crimes (3/19/2014)
    Pew Research Center report finding that between 1992 and 2012, the number of unlawful reentry convictions increased 28-fold and the increase in unlawful reentry convictions alone accounts for nearly half (48%) the growth in the total number of offenders sentenced in federal courts over the period.
    AILA Doc. No. 14031950.
  • TRAC Report Finds Criminal Deportation Filings Drop to 12% in FY2014 (3/13/2014)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report finding that during the first five months of FY2014, only 12% of all filings in the Immigration Courts seeking to deport noncitizens have been based on alleged criminal activity, dropping from 14% during FY2013 and 16% in FY2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 14031342.
  • March 2014 NFAP Report on High Denial Rates of L-1B Petitions at USCIS (3/12/2014)
    National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) March 2014 policy brief finding that the denial rate for L-1B petitions rose to 34 percent in FY2013 – a more than five-fold increase in the rate of denials since FY2006 despite no new regulation changing the adjudication standard.
    AILA Doc. No. 14031203.
  • GAO Report on Student and Exchange Visitor Program(1384 KB - 3/10/2014)
    GAO report finding that DHS needs to assess risks and strengthen oversight of foreign students with employment authorization as collecting and monitoring this information would better position ICE to determine whether these students are maintaining legal status in the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 14031040.
  • CRS Report on Statistics of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.(966 KB - 3/6/2014)
    Congressional Research Service (CRS) on estimates of the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., indicating that the undocumented immigrant population rose from 3.2 million in 1986 to 12.4 million in 2007, before leveling off at 11.7 million in 2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 14030656.
  • CRS Report on Visa Waiver Program(813 KB - 2/25/2014)
    Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on the visa waiver program, including current policy for use of the program, debate over biometric exit capacity, adding countries to the program, information sharing, overstays, and legislation issues in the 113th Congress.
    AILA Doc. No. 14022542.
  • CRS Report on Nonimmigrant Overstays(703 KB - 2/18/2014)
    Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on nonimmigrant overstays, including summary of nonimmigrant visa controls, past legislative action, estimating the number and demographics of overstays, and DHS attempts to identify individuals who fail to depart after their visas expire.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021840.
  • TRAC Report Finds ICE Success in Obtaining Removal Orders Drops to 50% (2/13/2014)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report finding that ICE has had diminishing success in convincing Immigration Judges to issue removal orders, as such orders are now being granted about 50% of the time. Results varied widely by state.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021345.
  • TRAC Report Finds Targeting of ICE Detainers Varies Widely by State and by Facility (2/11/2014)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report finding that ICE placed detainers on approximately half a million individuals during FY2012-FY2013, half of whom had no convictions. The report also reveals wide variation by state and facility.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021149.
  • CRS Report on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Current Immigration Policy and Issues(692 KB - 2/11/2014)
    Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on how TPS or deferred enforced departure (DED) is currently provided to over 300,000 foreign nationals. TPS can be granted through the executive branch or Congress, and legislation that would grant TPS to Filipinos was introduced in the 113th Congress.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021148.
  • CRS Report on U.S. Naturalization Policy(964 KB - 2/4/2014)
    Congressional Research Service report titled “U.S. Naturalization Policy” in the naturalization process as well as how potential congressional reforms to U.S. immigration laws could affect naturalization policy and the number of persons who naturalize each year.
    AILA Doc. No. 14020442.
  • CRS Report on Border Security and Immigration Inspections at Port of Entry(911 KB - 2/4/2014)
    Congressional Research Service report titled “Border Security: Immigration Inspections at Port of Entry” on CBP’s Office of Field Operations enforcement and the balance between enforcement and facilitating the flow of lawful travelers, including the implementation of an entry-exit system.
    AILA Doc. No. 14020441.
  • CRS Report on Unauthorized Student Legislation from the 109th and 110th Congress(674 KB - 1/30/2014)
    Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on DREAM Act proposals from the 109th and 110th Congresses, including stand-alone measures and larger immigration reform bills, as well as background on unauthorized immigrant students.
    AILA Doc. No. 14013047.
  • CRS Report on Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Enforcement(831 KB - 1/28/2014)
    Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on prosecutorial discretion in immigration enforcement including how it is applied and potential limits on the exercise of discretion.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012842.
  • TRAC Report Finds Naturalization Application Lawsuits Drop 50% in Five Years (1/24/2014)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report finds that a total of 21 new lawsuits on naturalization disputes were filed against the federal government in December 2013, which is down 12.5 % from the previous month, and down 51.5% from five years ago.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012454.
  • TRAC Report Finds Number of Detainers Issued By ICE Dropped 23% Since FY2012 (1/22/2014)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report finds that ICE detainers have dropped 23% since FY2012, including a 32% drop in detainers issued against females. But there was an increase in detainers issued for some nationalities such as individuals from Laos and Haiti.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012249.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures 2013 Immigration Report (1/22/2014)
    Report from the National Conference of State Legislatures on immigration actions taken by states, with 45 states and the District of Columbia enacted 184 laws and 253 resolutions related to immigration, a 64% increase from 2012. Driver’s licenses and IDs continued to be a top issue for states.
    AILA Doc. No. 13012260.
  • Harvard Law School Report on Canada/U.S. Border Policy and the Politics on Refugee Exclusion (1/21/2014)
    The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Law Clinical Program report titled “Bordering on Failure: Canada – U.S. Border Policy and the Politics of Refugee Exclusion” explores the reforms that Canada has implemented since June 2012 to its refugee system.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012140.
  • NFAP Policy Brief Analyzing House and Senate Plans for Legalizing the Unauthorized Immigrant Population(597 KB - 1/15/2014)
    National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) policy brief titled, “A Path To An Agreement?: Analyzing House and Senate Plans for Legalizing the Unauthorized Immigrant Population,” looks at the demographics of the unauthorized population and how the various congressional plans would impact them.
    AILA Doc. No. 14011546.
  • TRAC Report Finds Seven Percent of Immigration Court Cases Closed in First Quarter of FY2014 (1/15/2014)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report finds that seven percent of all Immigration Court cases were closed by prosecutorial discretion during the first quarter of FY2014, up from 4.7% during FY2012 (the first year of the PD program).
    AILA Doc. No. 14011544.
  • GAO Report on DHS’s Efforts to Modernize Key Enforcement Systems(1657 KB - 1/7/2014)
    GAO December 2013 report on border security and how DHS’s efforts to modernize key enforcement systems within CBP and ICE could be strengthened.
    AILA Doc. No. 14010746.
  • Journal on Migration and Human Security Report on Research Needs in Event of Enactment of Immigration Reform (1/7/2014)
    Journal on Migration and Human Security report titled “At the Edge of U.S. Immigration’s ‘Halt of Folly:’ Data, Information, and Research Needs in the Event of Legalization,” on the potential research needs in the event of a large-scale legalization program for the unauthorized population.
    AILA Doc. No. 14010745.