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Resurrecting the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) Program
President Biden has an opportunity, the author argues, to resurrect the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and provide a pathway to legal status for millions of undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. This report explores the potential of the DAPA program to impact immigrant families and policy avenues toward its passage.
Anna Ferri, M.P.P. April 20, 2021
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The Quest for Elusive Reform: Undocumented Immigrants in a Polarized Nation
In this paper, the author examines past attempts at immigration reform in the United States, especially as they pertain to the nation’s undocumented population. Analyzing these early reform efforts could be deeply instructive for the prospects of President Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act and reveals both durable patterns and new developments that could shape the chances for legislative breakthroughs.
Daniel J. Tichenor March 24, 2021
U.S. flags behind a chain-link fence
The Materialization of a Dream: Creating a Pathway to Permanent Residency for DACA Recipients
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has provided hundreds of thousands of young people in the U.S. with a reprieve from deportation, but program recipients have long lacked a pathway to permanent residency. This paper explores routes to immediate status and citizenship for those eligible for DACA, also known as "DREAMers."
Catherine Glazer February 19, 2021