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Over 11 million people in the U.S. remain undocumented without a pathway to legal status and many others face obstacles to attaining or maintaining legal status. Therefore, we urge the Biden Administration to take the following actions…

hopeborder.org: Root Causes of US Migration

In December of 2019, HOPE and Faith in Action gathered with Central American and Mexican leaders in Mexico City to understand and process the exodus of children, families and adults from the region in 2019. We sought a deeper analysis of why so many had chosen to leave the places they love and make a dangerous journey to a country that has taken unprecedented steps to keep them out and block them from accessing protection.

Spotify: Trump Shut the Door on Migrants. Will Biden Open It?

Listen to this episode from The Daily on Spotify: Caitlin Dickerson, an immigration reporter for The Times, says there is one word that sums up the Trump administration’s approach to border crossing: deterrence. For nearly four years, the U.S. government has tried to discourage migrants, with reinforced walls, family separation policies and threats of deportation.Those policies have led to the appearance of a makeshift asylum-seeker camp of frayed tents and filthy conditions within walking distance of the United States.Today, we ask: What will the legacy of President Trump’s immigration policies be? And will anything change next year?

International Migration amid a World in Crisis

This article comprehensively examines international migration trends and policies in light of the coronavirus pandemic. It begins by reviewing migration developments throughout the past 60 years. It then examines pandemic-related migration trends and policies. It concludes with a series of general observations and insights that should guide local, national, regional, and international policymakers, moving forward.

The Center for Migration Studies of New York: Improving the U.S. Immigration System in the First Year of the Biden Administration

The new administration will face substantial challenges in putting immigration and refugee policy back on track—not just reversing ill-advised policies of the past four years but also improving a system that was in need of reform well before the current administration took office. In this paper, we highlight a number of reforms that we believe should be prioritized by the Biden administration.