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Report Recommends Continuing Child Advocate Program

The report recommends that the Department of Health and Human Services continue to support expansion of the Child Advocate program, which promotes the best interests of vulnerable unaccompanied immigrant children.
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Report Details Economic Benefits of Retaining Foreign Students

This report finds positive economic benefits when foreign-born students work and remain in local economies after graduation, especially because many such students pursue degrees in sought-after fields.
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Immigration Reform and Midwest Healthcare

By 2025, the United States will face a shortage of 46,100 to 90,400 physicians, according to a report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that asserts that current federal immigration policies hinder the ...
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Mexico Ruling Grants Rights to Victims’ Families

Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice ruled that the relatives of two migrants murdered in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, in 2011 should be recognized as “direct victims” by the Mexican state and, as such, granted access to ...
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Assessing the Impacts of State Immigration Policies

Nearly all states have implemented immigration-related reform in the past 15 years, according to a report by the RAND Corporation, a MacArthur grantee.
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Assessing DACA at Year Three

The report states that while 700,000 undocumented youth and young adults obtained DACA status by September 2015, a number of barriers still stand in the way of that population’s education and employment.
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U.S. Illegal Immigrant Population Continues Decline

A report finds that the undocumented immigrant population in the United States has fallen below 11 million, continuing a nearly decade-long decline that has potential to reshape the debate over reforming the nation’s immigration system.
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Migrant Detentions, and Rights Abuses, Increase in Mexico

A report shows that about 168,000 migrants were detained in Mexico from July 2014 to June 2015 – a 73 percent increase from the previous year that has brought with it rising crimes and abuses against ...
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Assessing Increased Enforcement at Mexico’s Border

This report finds that Mexico’s Southern Border Program has resulted in a significant uptick in migrant apprehensions and changes in where and how migrants are traveling.
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Assessing Eligibility of the U.S. Immigrant Population to Nationalize

This report provides detailed estimates of the eligible-to-naturalize in an effort to assist decision-makers in developing strategies to identify and assist immigrants.

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Tara Magner

Tara Magner

Director, Chicago Commitment
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Senior Program Officer, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Quinn Hanzel

Quinn Hanzel

Grants Manager
Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer