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Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants Would Boost U.S. Economic Growth
Putting undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship would increase U.S. GDP by up to $1.7 trillion over the next decade, raise wages for all Americans, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, advancing the country’s economic recovery.
By Giovanni Peri and Reem Zaiour

Protecting Undocumented Workers on the Pandemic’s Front Lines
Restoring the Rule of Law Through a Fair, Humane, and Workable Immigration System
Reinstating the LIFE Act and Eliminating Entry Bars Would Allow Millions of Immigrants To Stay With Their Families
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Redefining Homeland Security: A New Framework for DHS To Meet Today’s Challenges
By Mara Rudman, Rudy deLeon, Joel Martinez, Elisa Massimino, Silva Mathema, Katrina Mulligan, Alexandra Schmitt, and Philip E. Wolgin
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A New Framework for DHS To Meet Today’s Challenges
By Mara Rudman, Rudy deLeon, Joel Martinez, Elisa Massimino, Silva Mathema, Katrina Mulligan, Alexandra Schmitt, and Philip E. Wolgin
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CAP Calls on Congress To Find Holistic Solutions for Haiti
By the CAP Immigration Team
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Why DACA Matters
By Claudia Flores and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
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The Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy Is Over
By Maggie Jo Buchanan, Philip E. Wolgin, and Claudia Flores
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A Profile of Immigrant Women in the Workforce
By Sofia Carratala, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, and Sarah Jane Glynn
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A Demographic and Economic Profile of Undocumented Workers on the Pandemic’s Front Lines
By Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
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There Is No Evidence That TPS Designations Increase Irregular Migration to the United States
By Tom K. Wong, Tom Jawetz, and Silva Mathema
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Protecting Undocumented Workers on the Pandemic’s Front Lines
By Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
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The Extremist Campaign to Blame Immigrants for U.S. Environmental Problems
By Jenny Rowland-Shea and Sahir Doshi
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The Pause on Deportations Is the First Step Toward a Fair, Humane, and Workable System and Must Move Forward
By Philip E. Wolgin
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How Executive Action Can Build a More Fair, Humane, and Workable Immigration System
By Tom Jawetz
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TPS Can Promote Stability and Recovery for Central American Countries Hit by Recent Hurricanes
By Silva Mathema and Tom Jawetz
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Promoting Accountability: State and Federal Officials Shouldn’t Be Above the Law
By Maggie Jo Buchanan, Tom Jawetz, and Stephanie Wylie
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A Rights-Centered Paradigm for Protecting the Forcibly Displaced
By Elisa Massimino and Alexandra Schmitt
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Find the latest examples of the rule of law being undermined in our current immigration system as well as policies and proposals that would move the United States toward a system that is fair, humane, and workable.
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STATEMENT: On DACA’s 9th Anniversary, It Is Imperative That Congress Put Undocumented Immigrants on a Pathway to Citizenship, CAP’s Philip E. Wolgin Says
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