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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