Behind the Times: Still No Sign of Immigration Reform

By Courtney Maurer, Director of Research The U.S. is home to an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. These people are extremely valuable to our country, contributing to both the U.S. labor force and to their communities culturally and economically, and often have U.S. born children of their own. Without legal status or pathways to citizenship, … Continue reading Behind the Times: Still No Sign of Immigration Reform

Feeling at Home: The Importance of Religious Institutions for the Immigrant Resettling Experience in the US

By Thea Rose, Communications Intern Migrating to the United States from any other country is an extremely complex choice to make. And for many, facing the burden of starting over in an unfamiliar place can inevitably bring up a conflict of identity, individuality and, sometimes, spiritual questioning.  Historically, religious institutions were among the most crucial … Continue reading Feeling at Home: The Importance of Religious Institutions for the Immigrant Resettling Experience in the US

BRIC Discourse: Why You Should Analyze Your News Sources

By Jacob Lintner, Communications Intern It’s always important to monitor where we get our news and how we talk about marginalized communities. With rampant vocal ideological division ever-present, this becomes paramount. We’re in an age where just about anyone can build a platform and spread their ideas to a wide audience. That means that fact … Continue reading BRIC Discourse: Why You Should Analyze Your News Sources

287(g) Agreements and their Detrimental Effects

By Courtney Maurer, Director of Research  Since its founding, the United States has had a complicated relationship with immigration, favoring certain immigrant groups and holding anti-immigrant sentiments towards others. This anti-immigrant sentiment has been embodied in several laws passed over centuries. Presently there is one particular immigration law that tends to be overlooked and unfamiliar … Continue reading 287(g) Agreements and their Detrimental Effects