immigration

Why putting off immigration reform won’t make it any easier

A Republican-led senate could lead to a completely different approach on immigration.

One reason Democrats are so scared of Obama’s promise to act on immigration

Americans are changing their mind about immigration policy.

Wonkbook: Will Obama delay immigration reform?

Obama's being asked to delay immigration reform moves -- by some in his own party.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Sep 4, 2014
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Why immigrants are the best thing that happened to Medicare

Immigrants contributed more than $180 billion to Medicare between 1996 and 2011. Everyone else cost it $70 billion.

Nearly three quarters of Americans think the U.S. should shelter (not rush to deport) unaccompanied minors

It appears the American public isn't nearly as comfortable sending unaccompanied minors back to Central America as the Republican party might hope.

Obama’s proposal to aid migrant children would help very few of them

The administration floats a pilot program that would grant Honduran children refugee status.

Americans are abandoning their support for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants

A record number of unaccompanied minors have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border so far this year, and that's likely shifting the country's opinion about immigration policy.

The great American Hispanic wealth gap

America's Hispanic population might offer one of the clearest examples of wealth inequality in the U.S..

What America’s changing bread preferences say about its politics

There's more to the rise of whole wheat than meets the eye.

Wonkbook: Cantor’s stunning loss likely means immigration reform is dead

What Cantor's loss means for immigration reform and the political landscape

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Jun 11, 2014
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Can Obama legalize 8 million immigrants on his own?

The AFL-CIO wants the Obama administration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. Experts say it's not so easy.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Feb 4, 2014
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From unemployment to the farm bill: Here are 7 things Congress has to do this month

Plus: Avoiding a government shutdown, confirming Janet Yellen, dealing with 55 expired tax breaks...

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 6, 2014
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What gives us a right to deport people? Joseph Carens on the ethics of immigration

The University of Toronto political theorist on the case for a path to citizenship, what we owe to refugees, and why a just world wouldn't have border controls at all.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 29, 2013
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Can Obama legalize 11 million immigrants on his own?

Now that an immigration bill looks dead, some activists have raised the possibility of executive action. But, legal experts warn, that's not so simple.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 14, 2013
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Obama’s devious plot to destroy the Republican Party by increasing its vote share among Hispanics

The irony of the GOP right now is they're so scared that Obama is trying to destroy them that they're destroying themselves.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 18, 2013
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House Democrats have released their own immigration bill. Here’s what it does.

Yes, House Democrats are still trying to make immigration reform happen

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 2, 2013
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Illegal immigration may be rising again — after years of decline

A new Pew survey estimates that there were 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States in 2012—up from previous years.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 23, 2013
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Three big ways the U.S. could help Syrians without using the military

Let more refugees in, press Russia to support respect for medical operations, and don't forget about mental health.

Can Obama legalize 11 million immigrants on his own?

Marco Rubio thinks so. Immigration activists hope so. But legal experts say it's not that simple.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 22, 2013
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‘The universes of Latino voters and vulnerable House Republicans hardly overlap.’

Does the House GOP have to worry about a backlash if immigration reform gets spiked? Let's check this out in map form.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 21, 2013
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