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Immigration and Visa

-10/18/04   9/11 Commission: Current Legislative Proposals for U.S. Immigration Law and Policy -- Updated
-02/02/10   Alien Legalization and Adjustment of Status: A Primer  [165 Kb]
-05/22/08   Alien Smuggling: Recent Legislative Developments  [109 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/10/12   Arizona v. United States: A Limited Role for States in Immigration Enforcement  [317 Kb]
-06/29/11   Asylum and "Credible Fear" Issues in U.S. Immigration Policy  [359 Kb]
-04/06/11   Asylum and "Credible Fear" Issues in U.S. Immigration Policy  [346 Kb]
-09/10/12   Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law  [355 Kb]
-09/17/10   Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law  [257 Kb]
-08/12/10   Birthright Citizenship Under the 14th Amendment of Persons Born in the United States to Alien Parents  [239 Kb]
-05/03/13   Border Security: Immigration Enforcement Between Ports of Entry  [677 Kb]
-01/06/12   Border Security: Immigration Enforcement Between Ports of Entry  [693 Kb]
-01/09/14   Border Security: Immigration Inspections at Port of Entry  [488 Kb]
-02/27/13   Brief History of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Efforts in the 109th and 110th Congresses to Inform Policy Discussion in the 113th Congress  [407 Kb]
-03/31/05   Consular Identification Cards: Domestic and Foreign Policy Implications, the Mexican Case, and Related Legislation -- Updated
-06/02/09   Cuban Migration to the United States: Policy and Trends
-05/07/09   Cuban Migration to the United States: Policy and Trends
-03/11/09   Enforcing Immigration Law: The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement
-04/01/11   Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Issues  [192 Kb]
-03/11/04   Enforcing Immigration Law: The Role of State and Local Enforcement -- NEW!
-09/19/05   Hurricane Katrina-Related Immigration Issues and Legislation -- NEW!
-04/18/02   Immigration: Adjustment to Permanent Resident Status Under Section 245(i) Updated.
-05/09/05   Immigration: Analysis of the Major Provisions of H.R. 418, the REAL ID Act of 2005 -- Updated
-05/25/05   Immigration: Analysis of the Major Provisions of the REAL ID Act of 2005 -- Updated
-05/20/03   Immigration and Naturalization Fundamentals -- Updated
-12/11/02   Immigration and Naturalization Service: Restructuring Proposals in the 107th Congress Updated.
-12/12/06   Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity -- Updated
-08/31/12   Immigration Detainers: Legal Issues  [387 Kb]
-07/11/05   Immigration Issues in Trade Agreements -- Updated
-03/11/02   Immigration Legalization and Status Adjustment Legislation Updated.
-11/20/13   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 113th Congress  [431 Kb]
-09/30/11   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 112th Congress  [311 Kb]
-12/10/08   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 110th Congress
-09/04/08   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 110th Congress  [233 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/09/08   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 110th Congress  [218 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/14/08   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 110th Congress  [185 Kb]  -- Updated
-12/07/06   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-10/06/04   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 108th Congress -- Updated
-08/28/02   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 107th Congress -- Updated
-05/11/12   Immigration of Foreign Nationals with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degrees  [432 Kb]
-03/30/10   Immigration of Foreign Workers: Labor Market Tests and Protections  [337 Kb]
-03/20/09   Immigration of Foreign Workers: Labor Market Tests and Protections
-12/13/12   Immigration of Temporary Lower-Skilled Workers: Current Policy and Related Issues  [483 Kb]
-12/11/06   Immigration: Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Programs -- Updated
-09/30/05   Immigration Policy on Expedited Removal of Aliens -- NEW!
-10/29/10   Immigration Reform Issues in the 111th Congress  [192 Kb]
-02/02/10   Immigration Reform Issues in the 111th Congress  [189 Kb]
-07/13/09   Immigration Reform Issues in the 111th Congress
-04/28/04   Immigration-Related Detention: Current Legislative Issues -- NEW!
-05/10/12   Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures  [294 Kb]
-12/02/08   Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures
-01/12/10   Immigration: Terrorist Grounds for Exclusion and Removal of Aliens
-04/13/10   Immigration: The Effects on Low-Skilled and High-Skilled Native-Born Workers  [236 Kb]
-01/29/09   Immigration: The Effects on Low-Skilled and High-Skilled Native-Born Workers
-03/10/10   Immigration Visa Issuances and Grounds for Exclusion: Policy and Trends  [299 Kb]
-06/09/14   Immigration: Visa Security Policies  [419 Kb]
-01/26/05   Implications of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations upon the Regulation of Consular Identification Cards -- Updated
-10/21/11   Interior Immigration Enforcement: Programs Targeting Criminal Aliens  [660 Kb]
-06/02/05   Mexico-United States Dialogue on Migration and Border Issues, 2001-2005 -- Updated
-01/14/05   Monitoring Foreign Students in the United States: The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) -- Updated
-01/12/12   Overview of Immigration Issues in the 112th Congress  [268 Kb]
-03/21/11   Overview of Immigration Issues in the 112th Congress  [213 Kb]
-12/17/12   Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview  [409 Kb]
-03/07/12   Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy  [292 Kb]
-04/14/08   Removing Aliens from the United States: Judicial Review of Removal Orders  [132 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/25/11   Southwest Border Violence: Issues in Identifying and Measuring Spillover Violence  [868 Kb]
-06/07/11   State Efforts to Deter Unauthorized Aliens: Legal Analysis of Arizona's S.B. 1070  [413 Kb]
-05/03/10   State Efforts to Deter Unauthorized Aliens: Legal Analysis of Arizona's S.B. 1070  [297 Kb]
-12/13/11   Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues  [234 Kb]
-06/30/11   Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues  [160 Kb]
-09/09/10   Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues  [153 Kb]
-01/19/10   Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues
-09/18/08   Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/23/14   Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview  [325 Kb]
-06/13/14   Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview  [331 Kb]
-06/27/14   Unaccompanied Alien Children - Legal Issues: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions  [392 Kb]
-07/03/14   Unaccompanied Alien Children: Potential Factors Contributing to Recent Immigration  [501 Kb]
-09/17/12   Unauthorized Aliens' Access to Federal Benefits: Policy and Issues  [383 Kb]
-05/21/08   Unauthorized Aliens' Access to Federal Benefits: Policy and Issues  [182 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/27/10   Unauthorized Aliens in the United States  [271 Kb]
-09/15/04   Unauthorized Aliens in the United States: Estimates since 1986 -- NEW!
-12/13/12   Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986  [501 Kb]
-09/22/11   Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986  [478 Kb]
-08/25/09   Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986
-06/29/05   Unauthorized Employment of Aliens: Basics of Employer Sanctions -- NEW!
-03/22/13   U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Trade Facilitation, Enforcement, and Security  [558 Kb]
-03/07/13   U.S. Immigration Policy: Chart Book of Key Trends  [727 Kb]
-03/31/10   U.S. Immigration Policy on Haitian Migrants  [225 Kb]
-01/15/10   U.S. Immigration Policy on Haitian Migrants
-01/21/05   U.S. Immigration Policy on Haitian Migrants  -- Updated
-12/20/10   U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions  [367 Kb]
-04/01/10   U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions  [366 Kb]
-07/20/09   U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions
-03/09/09   U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions
-02/29/08   U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions  [249 Kb]  -- Updated
-12/13/06   U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions -- Updated
-02/28/11   U.S. Immigration Policy on Temporary Admissions  [355 Kb]
-01/15/09   U.S. Immigration Policy on Temporary Admissions
-01/31/08   U.S. Immigration Policy on Temporary Admissions  [221 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/07/07   U.S. Immigration Policy on Temporary Admissions -- Updated
-02/18/04   U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program (US-VISIT) -- NEW!
-10/13/04   Visa Issuances: Policy, Issues, and Legislation -- Updated
-03/04/04   Visa Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security -- NEW!
-06/30/11   Visa Security Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security  [288 Kb]
-05/06/11   Visa Security Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security  [288 Kb]
-12/16/10   Visa Security Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security  [267 Kb]
-03/08/10   Visa Security Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security  [259 Kb]
-01/15/13   Visa Waiver Program  [391 Kb]
-10/28/10   Visa Waiver Program  [284 Kb]
-01/30/09   Visa Waiver Program
-12/20/04   Visa Waiver Program -- Updated