Immigration News

Today's Quote

One of the things that we found is if we increase immigration, legal immigration in particular, the entire population as a whole of the United States becomes younger, there are more working-age people who are contributing to economic growth, and also — given current trends in immigration — the population becomes more educated. And so we wind up with more productivity. We wind up with a larger tax base that helps tax burdens on ordinary Americans. And it also helps financing for these entitlement programs like Social Security. So increasing immigration can have a lot of positive impacts on the budget.”

Kimberly Burham, managing director of legislation and special projects for the Penn Wharton Business Model on the Knowledge@Wharton radio show.

9/12/19 - Immigration: where 2020 candidates stand on border crossings and more.”

By Danielle Kurtzleben, Lexie Schapitl, and Alyson Hurt.

Bonus Items

Julian Castro’s Immigration Policy

“Castro is known as the Democratic presidential candidate with the most thought-out immigration platform. Frequently, the debates and the news media reduce his plan to a single bullet point - make illegal entry to the USA a civil, not a criminal, violation. Republicans often take this to mean ‘open borders.’ Castro’s stance on immigration is much more complex than that.”

The game of Getting Legal: why you can’t just ‘get in line’ for citizenship if you’re undocumented.

A succinct and highly informative infographic on the U.S. immigration process.

Bonus Item

“Alone: A snapshot of family separation through the eyes of a child.”

This four-minute video from the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service shows what it feels like to be separated from your parents and placed in foster care