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California scored highest while Ohio ranked last but no state has adequate policies in place to support the health and well-being of undocumented …

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Rural Migration News | Migration Dialogue

<b>April 2018, Volume 24, Number 2</b><p><b>RURAL AMERICA</b><p>US Sues California<br>The California Values Act (SB 54), which went into effect January 1, 2018, restricts …


Stiff Immigration Laws, No Bar To Big Dreams

<i>Tell Me More</i> continues its series "In Limbo," which focuses on the complicated experiences of immigrants caught between being in the United States legally and illegally.<p>Even though Maria Luna's parents are U.S. residents, she is in limbo. That's because her mother drove to Mexico to deliver Maria …

Immigrants in California

California has long been home to the largest number of immigrants in the United States, having accepted early settlers along their seaports as far …


Series: Voices on Immigration

Audio: Stories from Roger Sanders and Miguel Valenzuela<p><i>June 20, 2013</i><br>Roger Sanders provided health care to undocumented laborers, and Miguel …


37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants - Vox

American politicians, and Americans themselves, love to call themselves "a nation of immigrants": a place where everyone's family has, at some point, chosen to come to seek freedom or a better life. America has managed to maintain that self-imagethrough the forced migration of millions of African …

Undocumented Immigrants and Health Care Access in the United States

Challenges and Solutions<p>For the past decade, the U.S. has been home to a settled population of 11 million undocumented immigrants.<p>Low-income …

Health Care


Immigrant detention<p>In 2014, fellows Alonso Yáñez and Annabelle Sedano collaborated on a project highlighting shortcomings in detention facilities for …


Key Immigration Laws and Policy Developments Since 1986

Doris Meissner, former Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, directs MPI's U.S. immigration policy work. Full Bio …


Agribusiness Reveals its Dislike of Deferred Action for Unauthorized Immigrants

As I and others have written over the past month and half or so, President Obama’s new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability initiative (DAPA) …


Unauthorized Immigrants in California: Estimates for Counties - Public Policy Institute of California

Unauthorized immigrants make up 7 percent of California’s total population. But little is known about exactly where they live. This report presents …


Illegal Immigration - Public Policy Institute of California

This At Issue answers basic questions about illegal immigration and the debate surrounding it. Where do illegal immigrants come from and where do …


AP Definitive Source | ‘Illegal immigrant’ no more

Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll explains the thinking behind the decision:<p>The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 「illegal immigrant」 or the use of 「illegal」 to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 「illegal」 should describe only an action, such as living in …

How DACA is Impacting the Lives of Those Who are Now DACAmented

As Congress continues to debate immigration reform, August 15th marks the one-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) …


Youth Radio: Adjusting to Life After Deportation

As part of a plea bargain, 23-year-old immigrant Jorge Nuñez took years off a sentence for armed robbery by agreeing to be deported after serving four years.<p>In a first-person story for Youth Radio, Nuñez tells how he tries to acclimate to life in Mexico.


Profile of the Unauthorized Population - CA


Unauthorized Immigration | Pew Research Center

The U.S. is a nation of immigrants. But unauthorized immigrants have become a source of political debate over issues such as deportations, legal …