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Deporting Love: A Married Couple’s Journey to Stay in the United States

On November 28, 2005, Enrique Gonzalez walked across the border to pursue a safe and prosperous life in the U.S. Afraid of gang recruitment in El Salvador and seeking to escape to a safe place with opportunities to work to help himself and his family, after two days of processing and detention, he was taken (by immigration officials) to a Texas bus station where he was left to find his way in what would become his new home, the United States of America. Thirteen years later, with a U.S. Immigration approved marriage to a citizen, Enrique is being deported.

In the January 2017 Executive Order, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, the Trump administration laid out a much wider dragnet authorizing and empowering ICE in the deportation of undocumented.  Unlike the discretion of the Obama Administration, as evidenced in the 2011 Memo, which exercised a great deal of flexibility the Trump Administration's laser-sharp focus is on the numbers! Every undocumented …


Giving the Facts a Fighting Chance: Addressing Common Questions on Immigration

Americans pride themselves on belonging to a nation of immigrants. In fact, many Americans celebrate not only the traditions of the United States, but the traditions of the countries from which their families came. Today, immigrants make enormous contributions to our economy and our communities-just as they always have.



Staying Covered: How Immigrants Have Prolonged the Solvency of One of Medicare's Key Trust Funds and Subsidized Care for U.S. Seniors

New American Economy 's new report, "Staying Covered: How Immigrants Have Prolonged the Solvency of One of Medicare's Key Trust Funds and Subsidized Care for U.S. Seniors," shows that immigrants are key contributors to Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, a pool of money covering hospital and home health care for 50 million Americans.


Undocumented Immigrants: How immigration plays a critical role

Undocumented Immigrants: How immigration plays a critical role. #ReasonForReform

How do Undocumented Residents receive an Individual Tax Identification Number ?

I.Introduction It is a common and unfortunate misconception across the U.S. that undocumented or foreign workers do not pay State or government taxes. In fact, many citizens have never heard of an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) or know little to nothing about their purpose or the important role they play within the U.S.


Analysis | Donald Trump's false comments connecting Mexican immigrants and crime

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

Crime rises among second-generation immigrants as they assimilate

Why does the crime rate soar among second-generation immigrants compared with their foreign-born peers? Until recently, most sociologists have explained this increase by noting that many second-generation immigrants feel caught between two conflicting worlds-the old world of their parents and the new world of their birth.