Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis

The Stateless in the United States
The proposed Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) includes provisions to regularize the status of stateless persons within the United States (S. 744, Sec. 3405). These provisions follow a recent report from the UN High Commissioner...

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Lessons From IRCA for the House Judiciary Committee
On May 22, 2013, the US House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “S. 744 and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: Lessons Learned or Mistakes Repeated?” In a new piece for The Huffington Post, CMS Executive Director Donald Kerwin...

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The Gang of 8 and Accountable Border Enforcement
Executive Director Donald Kerwin examines the proposed border enforcement reforms enumerated in The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (the bill introduced by the Gang of 8) for The Huffington Post. To read the full article: Donald M. Kerwin, “The Gang...

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New Estimates of Visa Overstays by State
Robert Warren, former demographer for the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), provides new estimates on visa overstays in a short paper entitled, “A Review of the Declining Numbers of Visa Overstays in the United States from 2000 to 2009.” These...

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Fixing Immigration Detention Through Immigration Reform
In a blog for the Huffington Post, CMS Executive Director Donald Kerwin discusses the need to repair the immigration detention system and proposes how to improve deficiencies through US immigration reform. To read the full article: Donald M. Kerwin, “Fix the Immigration Detention...

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