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Assessing the Midwest’s Reliance on Immigrant Labor

This report puts forth recommendations that would help meet the needs of Midwest agriculture by addressing labor shortages, visa categories, and enforcement policies.  More

Assessing the Cost of Youth Incarceration

Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate outcomes that result in even greater costs, according to a new report.  More

Many Unauthorized Immigrants Eligible for Permanent Status

A report by the Center for Migration Studies of New York indicates that a significant percentage of undocumented immigrants in the United States may be eligible for permanent status. More

A Roadmap for Illinois Prison Reform

The report describes foundational achievements in criminal justice reform over the past several years and sets forth recommendations for wiser use of incarceration, including decreasing prison admissions and the length of prisoners’ stays. More

Protecting the Rights of Immigrant Women and Children

A report by We Belong Together and Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migracion, a MacArthur grantee, seeks to raise awareness of the needs of immigrant women and children in the United States. More