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The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States

Immigrants are (still) less likely to commit serious crimes or be behind bars than the native-born. Here are the facts in our latest report. 

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Family Detention

Learn about our efforts to end the detention of women and children in family detention centers.

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Executive Action on Immigration

President Obama laid out his plan to use executive authority to improve parts of the U.S. immigration system. Here's what you need to know.

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Practice Advisories

The Legal Action Center's Practice Advisories provide in depth discussion and analysis of select substantive and procedural issues in immigration law.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Innovation, and Welcoming Initiatives by State

Browse our state fact sheets on the impact of immigrant entrepreneurs and state Welcoming Initiatives.

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Education

In this guided presentation, student will wrestle with the essential question: how deep is our commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?  They...

Recently, I excitingly told my young daughters we were going to wake up early and go berry picking at a “pick your own” farm. My three year old exclaimed “I don’t want to pick berries at a farm I...

In a nation that’s been around for over 200 years, a surprising number of Americans still trace their ancestry to the...

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Law

Washington, D.C. - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council (Council) welcome a decision released Friday evening by U.S. District Judge Dolly...

Washington, DC – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and...

Washington, DC — Today, ten mothers came forward...

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Policy

For decades, the U.S. refugee protection system has been a symbol of the nation’s generosity and openness to the world’s persecuted. Yet since Congress’ enactment of the Illegal Immigration...

Washington D.C. - Since the tragic murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco this month, there has been a flood of criticism leveled against state and city policies that limit local...

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