In the United States, citizenship is a unifying force built around a core set of commonly agreed ideals, including the inherent equality of all people. Yet U.S. citizenship law and practice are marked by gaps, weaknesses, and opportunities for arbitrary decision-making. Today, those gaps and weaknesses are being exploited to take U.S. citizenship away from members of marginalized groups.
These reports are the first two of a planned six on the consequences of adding the citizenship question to Census 2020 and other barriers to a complete count.
An analysis of the the Trump administration's inclusion of a question in citizenship status on the 2020 decennial census and the legal responses to that decision.
An analysis of impact on immigrant hunger of the proposed public charge rule that was posted on the Department of Homeland Security’s website in late September.
These recommendations call for urgent action to rapidly reunify separated children with their families and end detention that has taken place as a result of family separation at the U.S. border with Mexico.
This issue brief details legal developments since the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
This report illustrates the paradox between immigrant contributions to our workforce and the structural barriers that shut out thousands of Californians from economic opportunity. The brief calls for policies to ensure investments in workforce development work to support every Californian, regardless of status, to provide for themselves and their families.
This report examines how an individualistic approach to asset-building focused on savings, behavior and asset accumulation is not culturally compatible with many communities of color.
This report exposes roughly 4,000 corporations that profit from the devastating mass incarceration of our nation’s marginalized communities.
Learn how investments in private prisons put retirement savings at risk, and how you and your institution can hold these companies accountable.