Civil Rights

Prospects for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Report Author: 
Doris Meissner
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Apr

Testimony of Doris Meissner, Director of MPI's US Immigration Policy Program, before the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, at its hearing: "Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?" April 30, 2009.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Sixth Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

Report Author: 
Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Georgetown University Law Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jun
Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

The Next Generation of E-Verify: Getting Employment Verification Right

Report Author: 
Doris Meissner and Marc R. Rosenblum
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jul

Effective employment verification must be the linchpin of comprehensive immigration reform legislation if new policies are to succeed in preventing future illegal immigration. While E-Verify, the government's voluntary electronic verification program, has been greatly improved, it most crucially still cannot detect identity fraud and requires further enhancement.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigrant Detention: Can ICE Meet its Legal Imperatives and Case Management Responsibilities?

Report Author: 
Donald Kerwin and Serena Yi-Ying Lin
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Sep

 

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is currently launching an initiative to move from a criminal incarceration model to a civil detention system. This report explores whether the agency is capable of meeting legal and case management responsibilities in light of its use of information systems that may not be collecting all the data necessary for compliance with legal, detention management and humanitarian standards.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Transatlantic Information Sharing: At a Crossroads

Report Author: 
Hiroyuki Tanaka, Rocco Bellanova, Susan Ginsburg and Paul De Hert
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jan

The attempted Christmas Day 2009 attack on a US airliner has refocused interest on the data collected by governments on international travelers. Attention has been placed on just how information sharing can be used to prevent terrorism and secure travel if properly shared and analyzed.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

A Program in Flux: New Priorities and Implementation Challenges for 287(g)

Report Author: 
Cristina Rodríguez, Muzaffar Chishti, Randy Capps and Laura St. John
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Mar

State and local enforcement of federal immigration laws has generated considerable controversy in public policy circles in recent years particularly with respect to the Section 287(g) program. The Obama administration is reforming the program with a new standardized memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will govern all future Section 287(g) collaborations.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Labor Standards Enforcement and Low-wage Immigrants: Creating an Effective Enforcement System

Report Author: 
Donald M. Kerwin with Kristen McCabe
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jul

This report analyzes the labor law enforcement records of the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations paying attention to wage and hour laws and industries with high concentrations of immigrant workers. 

The report identifies best practices in labor law enforcement and suggests closer coordination between federal and state agencies working in this area. It also presents findings from an MPI survey of state resources, priorities and initiatives in labor standards. 

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Demography of Immigrant Youth: Past, Present and Future

Report Author: 
Jeffrey S. Passel
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Demography of Immigrant Youth: Past, Present and Future (click to view)

Jeffrey Passel traces shifts in the youth population over the past hundred years, examines population projections through 2050 and offers some observations about the likely impact of the immigrant youth population on American society.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Immigrant Children: Introducing the Issue

Report Author: 
Marta Tienda and Ron Haskin
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Immigrant Children: Introducing the Issue (click to view)

This introduction to the Spring 2011 issue of the Princeton/Brookings journal "Future of Children" examines the well-being of immigrant children and what might be done to improve their educational attainment, health status, social and cognitive development, and long-term prospects for economic mobility.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

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