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The 2,000 Mile Wall in Search of a Purpose: Since 2007 Visa Overstays have Outnumbered Undocumented Border Crossers by a Half Million
This paper speaks to another reason to question the necessity and value of a 2,000-mile wall along the US-Mexico border: It does not reflect the reality of how the large majority of persons now become undocumented. The paper presents information about the mode of arrival of the undocumented population that resided in the United States in 2014. To simplify the presentation, it divides the 2014 population into two groups: overstays and entries without inspection (EWIs). The estimates are based primarily on detailed estimates of the undocumented population in 2014 compiled by CMS and estimates of overstays for 2015 derived by the US Department of Homeland Security.

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US Immigration Reform Initiative
The US Immigration Reform Initiative seeks to look beyond current immigration debates to offer analysis, ideas and proposals that: Address the range of conditions driving and likely to drive international migration into the foreseeable future; Consider the impact of proposed...

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National Identity and 3 of the Most Damaging Directives in President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration and Refugees
President Trump’s “shock and awe” strategy in the form of multiple executive orders on immigration and refugees creates three major risks: first, that many of the most damaging provisions will evade scrutiny in the glare of more high profile issues like building an unnecessary and unsustainable 2,000 mile border wall; second, that the cynical rationale for the orders (security and safety) will actually stick, if repeated enough times, and; third, that some portion of this agenda may actually be implemented at permanent cost to our nation’s well-being, core values and identity.

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A Faith-Based Reflection on the Global Crisis in Refugee Protection
This essay will offer a reflection on the global crisis in refugee protection from a faith perspective. It comes at a time of great uncertainty regarding the US and global response to refugees, a moment that returns us to our religious traditions and to a renewed sense of wonder at the gift of human dignity and God’s mysterious presence in refugees, migrants and newcomers.

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2016 Academic & Policy Symposium | Welcome and Session I
This video features the welcome by Karen Grisez (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP) and the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. The video also features the keynote by Nancy Foner (City University of New York) on "Immigrants and Islam in the United States and Western Europe: Barriers to Inclusion and the Implications for US and European Integration Trajectories and Policy Development." Douglas Gurak (CMS) moderates, and Jamie Winders (Syracuse University) responds.

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The Central American Humanitarian Crisis and US Policy Responses
CMS and the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), a not-for-profit organization focusing on protection and development programs for migrants, report back from a fact-finding mission in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico where the delegation toured migrant detention and return facilities, met with public officials and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and assessed how the US-Mexico policies of deterrence and interdiction have impacted the region and particularly those seeking to flee the record levels of violence in the Northern Triangle states of Central America.

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