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A Focus on Young Immigrants

Yesterday’s Washington Post featured two interesting articles about young immigrants. The first explores the unexpected decrease in the number of DACA applications, a number that was originally expected to increase with President Obama’s victory.  The second article discus
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STEM Jobs Act

A new version of the STEM Jobs Act (H.R. 6429) that failed to pass the House in September could resurface for a vote this week. Heavy Democratic opposition helped initially defeat the bill, but Republicans are hopeful that the amended version will garner more support.  A summary of th
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Minimizing Harm

Our first key element to a long-term immigration reform solution was to focus on maximizing economic benefit. Our second key element is minimizing harm to the US economy and to American workers. The first solution to minimizing harm is to maintain a rigorous labor market testing proce
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Maximizing Economic Benefit

With the consensus apparently having been reached that Republicans and Democrats both want immigration reform, what should the solution look like? Over the next two weeks, Mooers Immigration will provide our thoughts on what immigration reform needs to include in order to be successfu
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The 8 to 12 Million

When it comes to the 8 to 12 million undocumented individuals currently in the US, there is only one consensus that has seemingly been reached in the aftermath of the election, and that is that a mass deportation will not work. The second consensus that has been reached, namely among
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The Future Flow of Immigration

On Sunday night, 60 Minutes aired a story about the 3 million jobs in America that remain unfilled because qualified applicants are unavailable. The fact that these jobs require skilled workers points to the fact that the US needs to bring in skilled workers from abroad or hope that e
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Enforcement

One of the three main components of Comprehensive Immigration Reform is enforcement, both in the workplace and at our borders. As record numbers of deportations and actions against employers show, the Obama Administration has worked harder on enforcement than any administration in rec
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Immigration Reform in Obama’s Second Term

Last week’s election showed the importance of immigrant voting blocks. The percentage of immigrant voters rose, while the percentage of African American voters remained the same and white American voters decreased. Leaders from both sides are now talking about what is needed for Compr
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