Find all program-related materials for April's Monthly Immigration Policy Call, "First Responders at the Border: The Vital Role and Untapped Potential of a Reception System for Families and Asylum Seekers" here, including presentation, recording, and other resources.
This memorandum synthesizes interviews with key advocate stakeholders to identify the current challenges facing the U.S. asylum system, asylum seekers, and advocates for asylum seekers, and strategic leverage points and funding opportunities for grantmakers.
The Department of Homeland Security recently told Congress that “more children and families are being apprehended between the ports of entry than ever before.” In fact, President Bush’s administration apprehended more children with far fewer resources.
State marijuana legalization did more to reduce marijuana smuggling than the doubling of Border Patrol agents or the construction of hundreds of miles of border fencing. As more states legalize marijuana, these trends will only accelerate.
As the Trump administration continues to advance policies that further criminalize Black, Brown, and immigrant communities, the private prison and detention industry is experiencing renewed opportunities for growth.