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Grantees Speak Out on Immigration Executive Order

Many MacArthur grantees have responded to the President’s recent executive order temporarily banning entry into the United States by refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. Read More
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Deportation and Discretion: Reviewing the Record and Options for Change

Since 1996, the U.S. has formally deported more than 4.6 million noncitizens, with about 3.7 million of these occurring since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, according to a ... Read More
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Assessing the DACA Population Nationally and by State

This report provides the most up-to-date estimates of the current and prospective Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals population and shows wide variation in application rates across states and national-origin groups. Read More
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Demographic Methodology Provides Fuller Profile of Unauthorized Immigrant Population in the U.S.

A brief issued by the MacArthur-supported Migration Policy Institute offers a current demographic profile of noncitizens in the United States based on the first national self-reported data regarding legal status. Using data generated by a U ... Read More
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‘The Back of the Line’: Explaining Immigration Lines, Wait Times, Visa Categories

Contrary to popular belief, there is not one “line” that leads to legal permanent residence in the United States; current immigration law provides multiple paths to permanent residency. Read More
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Rethinking the Manufacturing Sector in Mexico and Central America

A report from the Regional Migration Study Group, a highlights the changing needs of the Mexican and Central American manufacturing economy, which currently employs 17 percent of the regional work force. Read More
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U.S. Administration Spends More on Immigration Than all Other Federal Law Enforcement Combined

The Migration Policy Institute describes the totality of U.S. immigration enforcement initiatives, including border enforcement, visa controls and travel screening, information and interoperability of data systems, workplace enforcement, the criminal justice system and immigration enforcement ... Read More
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Border Insecurity in Central America’s Northern Triangle

This report outlines the long-standing pattern of government inattention to these border regions, probing the root causes that range from institutional, economic, and resource challenges to corruption and weak government structures. Read More
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Assessing Progress and Needed Reforms in Central America, Mexico

Two reports issued by the Regional Migration Study Group explore economic and social issues that may impact migration in Mexico and Central America. Read More

State Department Hosts a Global Diaspora Forum

The Forum and the Alliance were informed by a body of MacArthur-supported work on the contributions of migrants and diasporas to home-country development. Read More

Migration Policy Institute, BBC Collaborate

BBC World Service commissioned MacArthur grantee the Migration Policy Institute to study the effects of the global recession on migration to help inform a month-long series. Read More

Global Migration

MacArthur takes an explicitly global view on population movement, with an emphasis on international migration. Read More
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