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Federal Issues | Immigration

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DACA Program

Federal policy issued in June 2012 allows young unauthorized immigrants who are low enforcement priorities to remain in the country temporarily. This brief offers examples of state responses related to driver's licenses, in-state tuition and more.

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Migrant Caravans

Over the last two decades, groups of migrant individuals and families have made their way to the United States. This report examines where they are coming from, why they are coming and what the federal response has been.

IMMIGRATION

Federal Issues | Immigration

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Child Migrants, Family Separation

This LegisBrief summarizes federal and state action related to the increasing number of families seeking to enter the United States at the southern border.

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Coming to America

Beyond the border battles, immigrants continue to take the oath of citizenship and contribute to American life. Who is coming to America? What role do they play in our economy and communities? And how are state lawmakers responding?

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U.S. Refugee Resettlement

The United States accepts up to 70,000 refugees per year from five world regions and 49 states participate in the refugee resettlement program to assist those fleeing persecution. This brief provides background to the current refugee crisis.

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Federal Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Jan. 19, 2018, that it would review the third version of the travel ban. The executive order also sought a temporary halt to the refugee program to review security procedures, and issued new screening procedures.

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