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CRS Report on Immigration Options for Foreign Nationals with STEM Degrees
(894 KB - 12/26/2012)
Congressional Research Service 11/26/12 report on options for foreign nationals with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees, including temporary and permanent options for students and employees, as well as a legislative history of STEM bills. AILA Doc. No. 12122644.
AILA Doc. No. 12122644.
TRAC Report on Deportation Orders Going Down 25% from Last Year's Pace
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report showing that during November 2012, the government reported 14,926 new ICE filings seeking deportation orders, which is down 24.8 percent from levels in FY2012. AILA Doc. No. 12122142.
AILA Doc. No. 12122142.
TRAC Report Shows FOIA Lawsuits Increased During Obama Administration
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) December 2012 report showing a comparison of the FOIA filings in the last two years of President George W. Bush’s second term and the last two years of President Obama’s first term, showing a jump of 28 percent from 562 to 720 lawsuits.
AILA Doc. No. 12122051.
CRS Report on Unauthorized People Residing in U.S. Since 1986
(942 KB - 12/19/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 12/13/12 called “Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986” finding unauthorized resident population rose from 3.2 million in 1986 to 12.4 million in 2007 & leveling off at 11.1 million in 2011. AILA Doc. No. 12121941.
AILA Doc. No. 12121941.
CRS Report on Immigration of Temporary Lower-Skilled Workers
(910 KB - 12/19/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 12/13/12 called “Immigration of Temporary Lower-Skilled Workers: Current Policy and Related Issues” discusses existing visa programs for temporary lower-skilled workers, including regulatory changes since 2008. AILA Doc. No. 12121940.
AILA Doc. No. 12121940.
CRS Report on Human Trafficking Policy Issues for Congress
(1203 KB - 12/11/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 12/7/12 called “Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy & Issues for Congress” on issues related to human trafficking, including issues on T & U visa stringency & bills to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). AILA Doc. No. 12121162.
AILA Doc. No. 12121162.
GAO Report on Improving Air Passenger Screening Procedures
(608 KB - 11/29/2012)
November 2012 GAO report on improving complaint process for airport screening procedures, including improving the passenger experience at security checkpoints by applying new intelligence-driven, risk-based screening procedures, including expansion of TSA Pre-Check program. AILA Doc. No. 12112941.
AILA Doc. No. 12112941.
CRS Report on Human Trafficking
(920 KB - 11/21/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 10/17/12 called “Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions & Foreign Policy Issues for Congress” on several bills related to human trafficking, immigration relief for trafficking victims and more. AILA Doc. NO. 12112161.
AILA Doc. No. 12112161.
TRAC Report on Continued Decline in Criminal Immigration Prosecutions
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) November 2012 report showing continued decline in number of criminal prosecutions resulting from referrals made by ICE & CBP agents, with 81,496 prosecutions filed in the last 12 months, nearly 10% fewer than in August 2011. AILA Doc. No. 12111948.
AILA Doc. No. 12111948.
NGO Report on Ten Worst Prisons for Immigrants in America
Detention Watch Network (DWN) report from 11/15/12 outlining acute & chronic human right violations occurring in immigration detention in the United States today, identifying ten prisons & jails that are among the worst where immigrants are detained by the U.S. government. AILA Doc. No. 12111551.
AILA Doc. No. 12111551.
Report on Immigration Restrictions & America’s Growing Need for Healthcare Professionals
National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) November 2012 report on the U.S. Congress and executive branch’s failure to establish immigration policies that would allow a sufficient number of foreign-born doctors, nurses and other medical personnel to work in the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 12111550.
AILA Doc. No. 12111550.
TRAC Report on Immigration Court Backlog Decreasing for First Time in Years
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) October 2012 report showing that immigration court backlogs dropped for the first time in years, shrinking by 1 percent to 321,633 cases, although backlog is still 8.1 percent higher than it was at the end of September 2011. AILA Doc. No. 12111548.
AILA Doc. No. 12111548.
GAO Report on Reducing Employer Application Burden in H-2A Visa Program
(1680 KB - 10/15/2012)
September 2012 GAO report on reducing DHS/DOL administrative delays experienced by employers in the H-2A visa program, including the recommendation to allow employers the ability to submit one application for groups of similar H-2A workers needed in a single season. AILA Doc. No. 12101547.
AILA Doc. No. 12101547.
TRAC Report on New Closures in ICE Prosecutorial Discretion Program
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report on a slowing in the pace of new closures under ICE's Prosecutorial Discretion program, showing that there were only 1,093 new PD closures during September 2012, the second straight month that closures have declined. AILA Doc. No. 12101545.
AILA Doc. No. 12101545.
USC Report on Rocking the (Naturalized) Vote
University of Southern California (USC) interactive report from the Center for the Study of Immigration Integration (CSII) showing the proportion of the voting age citizen population who are newly naturalized immigrants since the year 2000. AILA Doc. No. 12100456.
AILA Doc. No. 12100456.
Brookings Report on Investing in Human Capital of Immigrants
Brookings Institution September 2012 report called “Investing in the Human Capital of Immigrants, Strengthening Regional Economies” on regional initiatives that unlock skills of professional immigrants with foreign credentials or build these skills through training programs. AILA Doc. No. 12100451.
AILA Doc. No. 12100451.
GAO Report on DHS Actions Needed on CNMI Foreign Worker Permit Program
(1859 KB - 9/27/2012)
September 2012 GAO report on using DOL analyses as a factor in deciding future permit allocations for a transitional work permit program in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for foreign workers not otherwise admissible under federal law. AILA Doc. No. 12092756.
AILA Doc. No. 12092756.
CRS Report on Unauthorized People’s Access to Federal Benefits
(818 KB - 9/24/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 9/17/12 called “CRS Report on Unauthorized Aliens Access to Federal Benefits: Policy and Issues” focusing on the policy and legislative debate surrounding unauthorized people’s access to federal benefits. AILA Doc. No. 12092445.
AILA Doc. No. 12092445.
UNHCR Report on Detention Guidelines for Asylum Seekers
(1341 KB - 9/21/2012)
UNHCR report entitled “Detention Guidelines: Guidelines on the Applicable Criteria & Standards relating to the Detention of Asylum-Seekers & Alternatives to Detention” on the rights to liberty & security of person & to freedom of movement which apply to asylum-seekers. AILA Doc. No. 12092142.
AILA Doc. No. 12092142.
CRS Report on Authority of State & Local Police to Enforce Immigration Laws
(783 KB - 9/19/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 9/10/12 called “Authority of State & Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law” discussing authority of state & local law enforcement to investigate & arrest of persons believed to have violated federal immigration laws. AILA Doc. No. 12091956.
AILA Doc. No. 12091956.
CRS Report on Arizona v. United States
(750 KB - 9/19/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 9/10/12 called “Arizona v. United States: A Limited Role for States in Immigration Enforcement” which considers the implications that the decision may have for immigration enforcement activity by states & localities. AILA Doc. No. 12091955.
AILA Doc. No. 12091955.
TRAC Report on Decrease in Deportation Orders
Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report showing that during August 2012, the government reported 17,278 new ICE filings seeking deportation orders, a drop of 2.2 percent from the previous month. AILA Doc. No. 12091855.
AILA Doc. No. 12091855.
NFAP Report: DOL Proposed LCA Threatens Personal and Commercial Privacy Interests
National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) report highlights the problems with DOL’s proposed LCA changes, including threats to personal and commercial privacy, the potential for identify theft, and the addition of undue burdens on employers. AILA Doc. No. 12091840.
AILA Doc. No. 12091840.
Resource Page on Immigration Remedies for Victims of Domestic Abuse
Penn State University School of Law resource page on 9/7/12 webcast outlining issues related to immigration remedies for non-citizen victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including information on T and U visas and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). AILA Doc. No. 12091330.
AILA Doc. No. 12091330.
CRS Report on Immigration Detainers
(813 KB - 9/13/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 8/31/12 called “Immigration Detainers: Legal Issues” surveying the various legal authorities governing immigration detainers, including the standard detainer form (Form I-247) sent by ICE to other law enforcement agencies. AILA Doc. No. 12091359.
AILA Doc. No. 12091359.
GAO Report on Enhancing Visa Fraud Prevention by State Department
(2319 KB - 9/10/2012)
September 2012 GAO report on State Department officials stating that visa fraud most commonly involves applicants for temporary visits to the United States who submit false documentation to overcome the presumption that they intend to illegally immigrate. AILA Doc. No. 12091053.
AILA Doc. No. 12091053.
CAP Report on Consequences of Legalization Versus Mass Deportation
Center for American Progress report describing direct impacts of either deporting or legalizing undocumented workers, showing economic contributions of immigrants, both documented & undocumented, for 7 states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas & Virginia. AILA Doc. No. 12083052.
AILA Doc. No. 12083052.
GAO Report on Agency Efforts to Improve FOIA Management
(2491 KB - 8/30/2012)
July 2012 GAO report recommending that federal agencies improve the management of their FOIA programs by ensuring that actions are taken to reduce backlogs and use of exemptions, improve FOIA libraries, and implement technology. AILA Doc. No. 12083045.
AILA Doc. No. 12083045.
TRAC Report on Prosecutions for June 2012
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report showing that the government reported 14,352 new prosecutions in June 2012, with the largest number of prosecutions in June 2012 being related to “Immigration”, accounting for 57.2 percent of total prosecutions. AILA Doc. No. 12082840.
AILA Doc. No. 12082840.
TRAC Announces First Monthly Immigration Bulletin
Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) monthly immigration bulletin with numbers current as of July 31, 2012, showing that deportation orders are falling, while the court backlog and prosecutorial discretion closures are still climbing. AILA Doc. No. 12081566.
AILA Doc. No. 12081566.
TRAC Report on Increase in Deportations as Orders Fall
Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report showing that 39,426 people were deported during May 2012. Nearly one in three- or 11,735- were removed from the country under the ‘expedited removal’ authority which allows ICE to bypass the immigration courts. AILA Doc. No. 12081348.
AILA Doc. No. 12081348.
NCSL Report on 2012 State Immigration Laws
August 2012 report from National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) showing that lawmakers in 46 states & District of Columbia introduced 948 bills & resolutions related to immigrants & refugees for the first half of 2012, which is a 40% drop from first half of 2011. AILA Doc. No. 12080647.
AILA Doc. No. 12080647.
GAO Report on Secure Communities
(8651 KB - 8/2/2012)
July 2012 GAO report on addressing enforcement trends under Secure Communities, ICE’s adherence to best practices in acquiring Secure Communities–related technology, and ICE safeguards to help protect against potential civil rights abuses under Secure Communities. AILA Doc. No. 12080251.
AILA Doc. No. 12080251.
Brookings Report on Demand for H-1B Immigrant Workers
July 2012 Brookings Institution report on analysis of the geography of H-1B visa requests—particularly in the American metropolitan areas with the highest demand between 2001 and 2011. AILA Doc. No. 12080248.
AILA Doc. No. 12080248.
TRAC Online Resource Tool on Deportation Proceedings
Online resource tool from Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) which provides details of the charges filed in deportation proceedings by type of charge, state, nationality, Immigration Court and hearing location, through June 28, 2012. AILA Doc. No. 12073048.
AILA Doc. No. 12073048.
TRAC Report on Decline of ICE Deportation Filings
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report projecting that deportation filings will reach only 212,749 in FY2012 once all late reports are in. This would represent a drop of 10 percent -- more than 24,000 cases -- from the previous year during FY2011. AILA Doc. No. 12073045.
AILA Doc. No. 12073045.
GAO Report on Strengthening Refugee Resettlement Programs
(2570 KB - 7/27/2012)
GAO report from July 2012 outlining the current state of refugee resettlement program and offering several recommendations to the Secretaries of State and Health and Human Services to improve refugee assistance programs in the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12072742.
AILA Doc. No. 12072742.
CRS Memo Report on Deferred Action & Prosecutorial Discretion
(794 KB - 7/25/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report memorandum from 7/13/12 called “Analysis of June 15, 2012 DHS Memorandum, Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children” on President Obama’s decision on deferred action. AILA Doc. No. 12072548.
AILA Doc. No. 12072548.
GAO Report on Improving Student and Exchange Visitor Program
(592 KB - 7/24/2012)
Government Accountability Office (GAO) report from 7/24/12 recommending that ICE, among other things, identify and assess program risks; consistently implement procedures for ensuring schools’ eligibility for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). AILA Doc. No. 12072447.
AILA Doc. No. 12072447.
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 6/28/12. AILA Doc. No. 12071949.
AILA Doc. No. 12071949.
TRAC Report on Rising Immigration Backlog Wait Times
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report from July 2012 which shows that at the end of June 2012, the backlog of cases for immigration courts reached a new all-time high of 314,147 and also provides the average time that these pending cases have been waiting. AILA Doc. No. 1271948.
AILA Doc. No. 12071948.
Report on Immigration Offenders In The Federal Justice System
(4524 KB - 7/19/2012)
DOJ report from Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) entitled “Immigration Offenders In The Federal Justice System, 2010” which presents data on criminal and civil immigration violations handled by the federal justice system over the last decade. AILA Doc. No. 12071945.
AILA Doc. No. 12071945.
CRS Report on Human Trafficking
(909 KB - 7/18/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report from 7/6/12 called “Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions & Foreign Policy Issues for Congress” on several bills related to human trafficking, including bills to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). AILA Doc. No. 12071843.
AILA Doc. No. 12071843.
GAO Report on Student and Exchange Visitor Program
(1412 KB - 7/17/2012)
June 2012 report from Government Accountability Office (GAO) on how ICE has not developed a process to identify and analyze program risks and oversight functions since assuming responsibility for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) in 2003. AILA Doc. No. 12071741.
AILA Doc. No. 12071741.
2012 U.S. National Travel & Tourism Strategy
(2648 KB - 7/16/2012)
Joint report from the Department of the Interior and Department of Commerce for the President’s Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness outlining a set of policies, actions, and recommendations to promote domestic and international travel throughout the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12071641.
AILA Doc. No. 12071641.
TRAC Report on Immigration Prosecutions for April 2012
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report from April 2012 which shows that federal criminal prosecutions totaled 14,950 for April 2012, with the largest number of prosecutions in immigration, accounting for 59 percent of the filings. AILA Doc. No. 12070943.
AILA Doc. No. 12070943.
USCRI 2011 Annual Report on Refugee Resettlement
A 2011 annual report from U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants (USCRI) highlighting the work done in 2011 to protect refugees & asylum seekers fleeing repression and helping them integrate into their new American communities around the country. AILA Doc. No. 12062854.
AILA Doc. No. 12062854.
CRS Report on Mexican Migration to the United States
(1066 KB - 6/20/2012)
Congressional Research Service report from 6/7/12 entitled “Mexican Migration to the United States: Policy and Trends” which reviews the history of immigration policy and migration flows between the countries and the demographics of Mexicans within the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12062051.
AILA Doc. No. 12062051.
TRAC Report on Decline in Federal Criminal Immigration Prosecutions
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report from March 2012 which shows a 12 percent decrease of prosecutions resulting from ICE referrals and a six percent decrease in prosecutions from CBP investigations. AILA Doc. No. 12061245.
AILA Doc. No. 12061245.
Appleseed Report on Reform of the Immigration Court System
Appleseed & Chicago Appleseed’s Report, “Reimagining the Immigration Court Assembly Line,” a follow-up to their 2009 report, “Assembly Line Justice,” with status updates on the immigration court system and recommendations for ensuring a system of justice. AILA Doc. No. 12061149.
AILA Doc. No. 12061149.
Rights Working Group Report on NSEERS Program
Rights Working Group May 2012 report critical of Obama Administration's handling of National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) which required male visitors from predominantly Muslim nations to register with the government for fingerprinting & interrogations. AILA Doc. No. 12060552.
AILA Doc. No. 12060552.
GAO Report on DOS Annual Country Reports on Human Rights
(905 KB - 5/31/2012)
GAO report analyzing the Department of State's extensive process designed to make their annual country reports on human rights as comprehensive, objective, and uniform as possible. AILA Doc. No. 12053154.
AILA Doc. No. 12053154.
CRS Report on Immigration Provisions of VAWA
(858 KB - 5/22/2012)
Congressional Research Service report from 4/10/12 entitled “Immigration Provisions of VAWA” which provides an overview of how VAWA provisions work, critiques of the immigration provisions, and a summary of current legislation. AILA Doc. No. 12052249.
AILA Doc. No. 12052249.
CRS Report on Immigration of Foreign Nationals with STEM Degrees
(868 KB - 5/15/2012)
Congressional Research Service report from 5/11/12 entitled “Immigration of Foreign Nationals with Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Degrees” which shows a renewed focus on creating additional immigration pathways for foreign professional workers in STEM fields. AILA Doc. No. 12051544.
AILA Doc. No. 12051544.
CRS Report on Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement
(736 KB - 5/15/2012)
Congressional Research Service report from 5/10/12 entitled “Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures” which analyzes how rigorous and effective DHS’s worksite enforcement efforts are and have been in past years. AILA Doc. No. 12051540.
AILA Doc. No. 12051540.
GAO Report on Border Patrol Strategy Challenges
(693 KB - 5/8/2012)
GAO report making recommendations to, among other things, strengthen border security technology, infrastructure, and partnerships building on the foundation of the 2004 National Border Patrol Strategy. AILA Doc. No. 12050845.
AILA Doc. No. 12050845.
TRAC Report on Decrease in Criminal Charges in Deportation Proceedings
TRAC report outlining that ICE is identifying fewer individuals as deportable owing to alleged criminal activity. During the most recent quarter from January-March 2012, ICE deported 5,450 individuals on criminal grounds. AILA Doc. No. 12050840.
AILA Doc. No. 12050840.
AILA Comments on ACUS Immigration Removal Adjudications Report
(659 KB - 5/4/2012)
AILA comments on the Administrative Conference of the United States’ draft report and recommendations on potential improvements to immigration removal adjudication in EOIR. AILA Doc. No. 12050475.
AILA Doc. No. 12050475.
Pew Hispanic Center Report: Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero
A 2012 Pew Hispanic Center report finds that as a result of factors such as the weakened economy, heightened enforcement, and growing dangers associated with illegal border crossings, the net migration flow from Mexico to the U.S. has stopped, and may have reversed. AILA Doc. No. 12042560.
AILA Doc. No. 12042560.
TRAC Report on Historic Drop in Deportation Orders
TRAC report on decrease in deportation orders for the most recent quarter (January-March 2012) resulting in immigration courts issuing 2,429 fewer deportation orders than in the previous quarter, even as immigration court backlogs increased. AILA Doc. No. 12042448.
AILA Doc. No. 12042448.
TRAC Publishes Latest Data on Prosecutorial Discretion
TRAC report detailing data on ICE’s prosecutorial discretion initiative from the August announcement through March 28, 2012, including the total number of cases closed, results from the Baltimore and Denver pilot projects, and figures from other courts around the nation. AILA Doc. No. 12041945.
AILA Doc. No. 12041945.
GAO Report on Defense Department Role on Southwest Border
(628 KB - 4/17/2012)
GAO report discussing the costs and benefits of a Department of Defense role to help secure the southwest land border, including the deployment of the National Guard, other DOD personnel, or additional units & the challenges of a DOD role at the southwest land border. AILA Doc. No. 12041742.
AILA Doc. No. 12041742.
CRS Report on Temporary Lower-Skilled Workers
(737 KB - 4/16/2012)
Congressional Research Service report published 3/20/12 on the H-2A and H-2B programs, including overviews of each program, legislative updates, policy considerations, and more. AILA Doc. No. 12041645.
AILA Doc. No. 12041645.
CRS Report on U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Residence
(1009 KB - 4/13/2012)
Congressional Research Service report published on 3/13/12 on U.S. immigration policy on permanent residence, including current policy on lawful permanent residence, admission trends, visa backlogs, and current legislation. AILA Doc. No. 12041349.
AILA Doc. No. 12041349.
CRS Report on DREAM Act Legislation
(769 KB - 4/13/2012)
Congressional Research Service report published on 3/21/12 on DREAM Act legislation, including estimated number of potential DREAM Act beneficiaries and updates on recent legislation.
AILA Doc. No. 12041346.
CRS Report on Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy
(735 KB - 3/30/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report published on 3/7/12 on the annual number of refugees that can be admitted into the United States, known as the refugee ceiling, and the allocation of these numbers during each fiscal year. AILA Doc. No. 12033048.
AILA Doc. No. 12033048.
Amnesty International Report on Human Rights Violations at U.S. Southwest Border
Two-year study conducted by Amnesty International USA on human rights violations associated with immigration enforcement at the border and in the interior of the United States. AILA Doc. No. 12032845.
AILA Doc. No. 12032845.
GAO Report on Visa Waiver Program
(684 KB - 3/27/2012)
GAO report on suggested recommendations for strengthening plans to address certain risks of the Visa Waiver Program and for overstay enforcement efforts by DHS. AILA Doc. No. 12032712.
AILA Doc. No. 12032712.
NYU School of Law Report on Failure of Immigration Detention Reform
Report by New York University School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic on the expansion and failed reform of immigration detention in Essex County, New Jersey. AILA Doc. No. 12032644.
AILA Doc. No. 12032644.
Migration Policy Institute Releases New Report on Immigration Statistics
eport from Migration Policy Institute (MPI) on frequently sought-after facts and statistics on U.S. immigration, including current and historical population shares, illegal migration flows, demographic and workforce characteristics and geographic distribution. AILA Doc. No. 12032239.
AILA Doc. No. 12032239.
TRAC Report on ‘Defensive Standards’ on FOIA Litigation
TRAC report on whether a key component of a March 2009 White House directive which set forth new “defensive standards” for FOIA litigation have been obeyed. AILA Doc. No. 12030267.
AILA Doc. No. 12030267.
CRS Report on Immigration Issues in the 112th Congress
(253 KB - 3/1/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on immigration issues in the 112th Congress, including border control and visa security, legal immigration, documentation and verification, interior enforcement, citizenship, and refugees and other humanitarian populations. AILA Doc. No. 12030170.
AILA Doc. No. 12030170.
CRS Report on Noncitizen Eligibility for Needs-Based Housing Programs
(267 KB - 2/21/2012)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on recent legislative and regulatory activity related to noncitizen eligibility for federally funded programs such as needs-based housing programs. AILA Doc. No. 12022164.
AILA Doc. No. 12022164.
NFAP Report on High Denial Rates of L-1 & H-1B Petitions at USCIS
National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) policy brief report analyzing data obtained from USCIS showing a trend of high rates of denials and RFEs in cases for L-1 (intra-company transferees) and H-1B professionals by USCIS adjudicators. AILA Doc. No. 12020964.
AILA Doc. No. 12020964.
TRAC Report Shows Drop in Deportation Orders
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report showing that the share of immigration cases resulting in deportation orders hit a record low during the first quarter of FY2012. According to TRAC, individuals were ordered removed in only 50.8% of the cases. AILA Doc. No. 12020768.
AILA Doc. No. 12020768.
CRS Report on Legislative Issues Dealing With Immigration-Related Detentions
(679 KB - 2/6/2012)
A 1/12/12 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on current congressional legislation currently introduced covering a range of provisions and perspectives concerning the detention of noncitizens. AILA Doc. No. 12020667.
AILA Doc. No. 12020667.
CRS Report on Numerical Limits of Employment-Based Immigration
(802 KB - 1/27/2012)
A 12/6/11 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on analyzing the numerical limits of employment-based immigration by country. AILA Doc. No. 12012780.
AILA Doc. No. 12012780.
CRS Report on Visa Waiver Program
(560 KB - 1/27/2012)
A 12/2/11 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on the visa waiver program including related policy issues and proposed legislation. AILA Doc. No. 12012778.
AILA Doc. No. 12012778.
CRS Report on Unauthorized Aliens’ Access to Federal Benefits
(566 KB - 1/27/2012)
A 12/9/11 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report focusing on the policy and legislative debate surrounding unauthorized aliens’ access to federal benefits. AILA Doc. No. 12012777.
AILA Doc. No. 12012777.
CRS Report on In-State Tuition for Unauthorized Alien Students
(383 KB - 1/25/2012)
A 12/22/11 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report providing a legal overview of cases involving immigrant access to higher education, as well as an analysis of the legality of state laws that make in-state tuition rates available to illegal aliens. AILA Doc. No. 12012573.
AILA Doc. No. 12012573.
GAO Report on Assessing USCIS Grant Programs
(1259 KB - 1/18/2012)
GAO report recommending that USCIS set interim milestones for an internal and external evaluation of its immigrant integration grant program, to the extent that it receives fiscal years 2012 and 2013 appropriations for the program. AILA Doc. No. 12011860.
AILA Doc. No. 12011860.
CRS Report on Border Security at Ports of Entry
(666 KB - 1/17/2012)
A 1/6/12 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report raising additional questions about future investments at the border and the relationship between border enforcement and the broader debate about U.S. immigration policy. AILA Doc. No. 12011765.
AILA Doc. No. 12011765.
TRAC on ICE’s Failure to Respond to FOIA Requests
TRAC press release on their findings that ICE’s immigration enforcement claims are not supported by their own data. Additionally, ICE has failed to respond to TRAC FOIA requests in a timely manner. AILA Doc. No. 12011163.
AILA Doc. No. 12011163.
National Council of La Raza Releases 2011 Report on State Anti-Immigrant Bills
A 2011 report from National Council of La Raza (NCLR) called “The Wrong Approach: State Anti-Immigration Legislation in 2011” which offers a comprehensive state-by-state breakdown of the status of anti-immigrant bills introduced over the past calendar year. AILA Doc. No. 12011070.
AILA Doc. No. 12011070.
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