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Category Archives: The Intermestic Story
AS Congress debates creating a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, it must at the same time remove one of the biggest obstacles on that path: the cost of applying for citizenship. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of … Continue reading
With the President announcing a May trip to Mexico, and members of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” taking a constructive trip to the border, NDN/NPI’s 21st Century Border Initiative has put together two timely, informative background briefings on Mexico, the progress made … Continue reading
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most ardent hard-liners on illegal immigration, is noticeably softening her tone on the issue. While she remained consistent in her message — secure the border, then … Continue reading
With immigration policy now a top priority of the Obama administration, advocates for comprehensive reform are urging lawmakers to improve the country’s foreign guest worker programs, a system that critics say is equally dysfunctional and leads to abuse. “It’s a … Continue reading
Surprising to many Americans is the importance of the United States’ trade with Mexico. While Asia captures the headlines, U.S. exports to Mexico are double those to China, and second only to Canada.
The Texas legislature convened in Austin on Tuesday. The lawmakers gather once every two years. And in regard to cracking down on illegal immigration, the political pendulum swing is certainly in evidence this time around. In January 2011, Governor Rick … Continue reading
Although Gov. Jan Brewer can’t put a specific definition on what it means to have a secure border, she said residents along the boundary with Mexico will know it when it happens. The question of what Brewer thinks is politically … Continue reading
On Wednesday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an administrative change that will make he road to a green card less burdensome for some spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens. The change will cut down on the amount … Continue reading
Last week, ProPublica published an article that explores the shifting border of illegal immigration. Although Mexicans remain the largest group, U.S.-bound migrants today are increasingly likely to be young Central Americans fleeing violence as well as poverty, or migrants from … Continue reading
There are about 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States, a figure that has remained relatively constant over the last two years, according to the latest estimates released Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center. The numbers come as … Continue reading