Research

Muscular Public Relations Strategy to Paint Immigrants and Immigration as Negatives Embedded Deep Within Trump Executive Orders

Report Author: 
Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, & Jessica Bolter
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Muscular Public Relations Strategy to Paint Immigrants and Immigration as Negatives Embedded Deep Within Trump Executive Orders

This paper calls attention to an organized effort on the part of the Trump administration to produce and disseminate data designed to stigmatize undocumented immigrants and to discredit those local governments providing "sanctuary" to them.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

A Portrait of Latino Fathers: Strengths and Challenges

Report Author: 
Elizabeth Karberg, Lina Guzman, Elizabeth Cook, Mindy Scott, and Natasha Cabrera
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

A Portrait of Latino Fathers: Strengths and Challenges

Using data from the National Survey of Family Growth, this study examines a sample of Latino fathers ages 18 to 44 with biological children ages zero to 18.  The researchers find that Hispanic fathers possess many characteristics that are associated with higher levels of father involvement and child well-being.

Source Organization: 
Other

Creating Cohesive, Coherent Immigration Policy

Report Author: 
Pia M. Orrenius & Madeline Zavodny
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

Creating Cohesive, Coherent Immigration Policy

For anyone wanting a lesson in some of the contradictions apparent in U.S. immigration law, this article is a good starting point. Examples of these contradictions include:  trying to limit illegal immigration through strict border control while tolerating lax interior enforcement.

Source Organization: 
Other

The 2,000 Mile Wall in Search of a Purpose: Since 2007 Visa Overstays have Outnumbered Undocumented Border Crossers by a Half Million

Report Author: 
Robert Warren & Donald Kerwin
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

The 2,000 Mile Wall in Search of a Purpose: Since 2007 Visa Overstays have Outnumbered Undocumented Border Crossers by a Half Million

Not only are "visa overstays," i.e. people who entered on valid visas but remained beyond their period of authorized stay, a growing portion of the undocumented population (42 percent of the total undocumented population in 2014), they now constitute the majority of all new undocumented people, e.g.

Source Organization: 
Other

The Negative Consequences of Entangling Local Policing and Immigration Enforcement

Report Author: 
Danyelle Solomon, Tom Jawetz, & Sanam Malik
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

The Negative Consequences of Entangling Local Policing and Immigration Enforcement

"The Negative Consequences of Entangling Local Policing and Immigration Enforcement" briefly discusses the costs that local jurisdictions may incur if, in the face of threats by the Trump administration, they adopt policies to assist the federal government in immigration enforcement.

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

A Path to Public Safety: The Legal Questions around Immigration Detainers

Report Author: 
Laurence Benenson
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

A Path to Public Safety: The Legal Questions around Immigration Detainers

In recent years, there has been a heated debate on the cooperation between the federal government and local jurisdictions on immigration enforcement. Local jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with federal immigration enforcement have come under attack from the Trump administration and some members of Congress.

Source Organization: 
Other

“Sanctuary” Policies: An Overview

Report Author: 
American Immigration Council
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

“Sanctuary” Policies: An Overview

Although there is no one definition of "sanctuary policies," they cover a variety of laws or guidelines that limit the participation of state or local governments in federal immigration law enforcement. This brief from the American Immigration Council clarifies what jurisdictions with sanctuary policies can and cannot do, without running afoul of federal law or compromising their law enforcement function.

Source Organization: 
Other

Criminal Immigrants: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin

Report Author: 
Michelangelo Landgrave and Alex Nowrasteh
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Criminal Immigrants: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin

This paper uses the U.S. Census's 2014 American Community Survey data to determine incarceration rates of immigrants aged 18 to 54 compared to the native-born. The researchers use common statistical methods to estimate the number incarcerated foreign-born individuals who are undocumented immigrants.

Source Organization: 
Other

Keeping Families Together: Why All Americans Should Care About What Happens to Unauthorized Immigrants

Report Author: 
Silva Mathema
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Keeping Families Together: Why All Americans Should Care About What Happens to Unauthorized Immigrants

More than eight million U.S. citizens have at least one undocumented family member in their household. This report examines the effects of policies targeting undocumented immigrants on millions of American citizens. This study uses the 2010-2014 American Community Survey to estimate the number of family members of unauthorized immigrants.

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress