Caribbean Immigrants in the United States

In 2014, approximately 4 million immigrants from the Caribbean resided in the United States, accounting for 9 percent of the nation’s 42.4 million immigrants. More than 90 percent of Caribbean immigrants came from five countries: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago (see Table 1). Immigrants from the Caribbean vary in their…

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Deferred Action for Unauthorized Immigrants Who Are Parents

April 2016 In November 2014, the Obama administration announced the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, which would protect from deportation and provide eligibility for work authorization to as many as 3.6 million unauthorized immigrants, according to MPI estimates. Unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or lawful…

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Syrian Refugees in the United States

March 2016 There has been significant public debate about the admission of Syrian refugees to the United States via the refugee resettlement program. In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015 and Brussels in 2016, U.S. lawmakers in state capitols and in Washington have questioned whether the resettlement program could serve as a…

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Asian Immigrants in the United States

Migration from Asia to the United States rose dramatically with passage of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which removed national-origin quotas established in 1921 barring immigration from Asian and Arab countries and sharply limiting arrivals from Africa and eastern and southern Europe. The number of Asian immigrants grew from 491,000 in 1960 to about…

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How Will the Fifth Circuit Rule on DACA and DAPA?

It has been more that five months since the President gave this speech. The programs have been blocked by litigation, instead of allowing full implementation. Last Friday, the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments regarding the injunctions. I do believe that  the Fifth Circuit will overrule the injunctions for the following reasons: 1. The injunction is…

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ACLU Obtains Judgment Against Arizona Sheriffs and Pinal County Based on Officers’ Use of SB 1070 “Show Me Your Papers” Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org PHOENIX – The ACLU obtained a judgment Wednesday against Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, two  sheriff’s deputies and Pinal County on behalf of an Arizona woman who unlawfully spent five days in the custody of immigration authorities. Following a traffic stop, Maria Cortes was “cited and released” by a sherrif’s…

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Judge Rules President’s Executive Action Unconstitutional

A Federal Judge ruled that parts of President Obama’s “executive action” are unconstitutional. The decision was issued yesterday and it said that the President’s action went beyond “prosecutorial discretion” since it gives strict guidelines for adjudication of applications. He -added that these guidelines obviate any meaningful review on case-by-case basis. Jonathan Adler of the Washington…

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