Immigration Law

Illegal immigrants claim fear of home country as ‘magic words’ to gain asylum

Illegal immigrants claim fear of home country as ‘magic words’ to gain asylum

Nearly one out of every 10 illegal immigrants crossing the southwest border is now demanding asylum, using “magic words” to claim they fear their home country, and turning a program intended to be a humanitarian lifeline into a new path for unauthorized migrants to gain a foothold in the U.S.

It’s a major change over just the last five years as lax Obama administration policies entice ever-more migrants to try to exploit the loophole, which the Border Patrol’s chief calls a “fail in policy.”

The Real Reason So Many Americans Oppose Immigration

The Real Reason So Many Americans Oppose Immigration

Why do so many Americans oppose immigration, and why has it become a central issue in the presidential campaign? A growing body of research suggests that the answer isn’t economic anxiety, or concerns about public spending, or even general nationalism. It is more specific -- and more disturbing.

How Immigration Debates Are Disrupting Political Parties

How Immigration Debates Are Disrupting Political Parties

One of the most striking developments in global politics today is the decline of traditional political parties. We’ve seen it inDonald Trump’s stunning successes in the U.S. Republican presidential primaries and in the dramatic gains that Germany’s far-right party made in three recent state legislative elections. Several factors could be driving this, but one common theme is the candidates’ anti-immigrant rhetoric, which highlights the complexities of companies looking to do more business abroad.