Background on Immigration

2020 Immigration Issues
2014-16 Election Immigration Issues
2012 Election Immigration Issues
Arizona Law
Immigration Issues
Immigration Advocacy
Immigration Buzzwords

Click for Amazon books on Immigration
  • The Fence and the River
  • From Birthers to Anchor Babies
  • The Sanctuary Movement
  • Debating Immigration

    Click for citations from above references:
  • USA Today, "Fact check: Trump administration has built more border wall than meme claims," by Camille Caldera, Sep 6, 2020
  • DHS, "Wall Construction Update," September 29, 2020
  • Federation of American Scientists, "Central American Migration: Root Causes and U.S. Policy," June 13, 2019
  • Washington Office on Latin America, "Five Facts about Migration from Central America's Northern Triangle," 15 Jan 2016
  •, "State Department lays out criteria for resumption of 'Northern Triangle' aid," by Teresa Welsh, 13 January 2020
  • MarketWatch, "This is what Trump was talking about when he said 'coyotes' were taking children across the border," by Mike Murphy, and Nicole Lyn Pesce, Oct. 22, 2020
  • Customs and Border Patrol, "Key findings about U.S. immigrants," by Abby Budiman, August 20, 2020
  • Pew Research chart, "Key findings about U.S. immigrants," by Abby Budiman, August 20, 2020
  • World Economic Forum, "These 3 charts explain the complex history of US immigration", by Joe Myers, 01 Feb 2017
  • Pew Research, "Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change Through 2065", Sept 28, 2015
  •, "US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement," Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security
  • The Guardian, "US immigration: what is ICE and why is it controversial?", by Jamiles Lartey, 4 Jul 2018
  • ACLU, "ICE and Border Patrol Abuses," downloaded Oct. 2020
  • CNN Aug. 2020, DACA recipients challenge latest Trump administration attempt to gut program, by Priscilla Alvarez, August 28, 2020
  •, DACA Decision at the Supreme Court 2020
  • Immigration Forum, "Fact Sheet: U.S. Refugee Resettlement," October 7, 2020
  • CNN 2020, "Family separation and the Trump administration's immigration legacy," by Priscilla Alvarez, October 7, 2020
  • NBC, "Family separation is back for migrants at the U.S./Mexican border, say advocates," by Julia Ainsley, May 15, 2020
  • Texas Tribune, "The parents of 545 children separated at the border still haven't been found," by Teo Armus, Oct. 21, 2020
  • America's Voice, "Immigration 101: What is a Sanctuary City?," October 9, 2019
  • CNN 2018, "What are sanctuary cities, and can they be defunded?", by Tal Kopan, March 26, 2018
  •, "What You Need to Know About Sanctuary Cities," March 13, 2018
  • Other candidates on Immigration: Background on other issues:
    2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
    V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
    Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
    Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
    Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
    Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
    Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
    Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
    Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
    CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
    Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

    2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
    CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
    Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
    Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
    V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
    Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
    CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
    Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
    Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
    V.C.Arvin Vohra (L-MD)
    Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
    Gov.Bill Weld (L-MA)

    2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
    State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
    Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
    Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
    Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
    Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
    Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
    Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
    Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
    Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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