Immigration

This issue area encompasses administration of immigration and naturalization matters; immigration enforcement procedures; refugees and asylum policies; travel and residence documentation; foreign labor; benefits for immigrants. Smuggling and trafficking of persons may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement. Refugees may fall under International Affairs.

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  • Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) Methodology for Temporary Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in the United States (CRS)

    05/23/23
  • Afghan Eligibility for Selected Benefits Based on Immigration Status: In Brief (CRS)

    1/18/23
  • Asylum Process in Immigration Courts and Selected Trends (CRS)

    4/12/2023
  • CBP One Application: Evolution and Functionality (CRS)

    5/30/23
  • Central American Migration: Root Causes and U.S. Policy (CRS)

    7/10/2023
  • COVID-Related Restrictions on Entry into the United States Under Title 42: Litigation and Legal Considerations (CRS)

    3/13/2023
  • HSA@20 Episode Companion: Immigration (CRS)

    5/1/23
  • Immigration 101: Executive Branch Agencies Involved with Immigration (CRS)

    06/07/23
  • Immigration Options and Professional Requirements for Foreign Health Care Workers (CRS)

    4/28/23
  • Immigration Relief for Noncitizen Crime Victims (CRS)

    1/31/23
  • Immigration-Related Criminal Offenses (CRS)

    1/31/23
  • Immigration: The U.S. Entry-Exit System (CRS)

    05/02/23
  • Improving Crime Victimization Data for Noncitizen Populations (CRS)

    1/31/23
  • Increasing Numbers of Unaccompanied Children at the Southwest Border (CRS)

    6/28/23
  • Mexico’s Immigration Control Efforts (CRS)

    3/13/2023
  • Naturalization: Policy Overview and Selected Trends (CRS)

    2/6/23
  • Noncitizen Eligibility for Employment Authorization and Work-Authorized Social Security Numbers (SSNs) (CRS)

    3/22/23
  • Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Housing Programs (CRS)

    1/23/23
  • Noncitizen Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (CRS)

    2/16/23
  • Post-Title 42: U.S. Foreign Policy Initiatives to Manage Regional Migration (CRS)

    05/15/23
  • Potential Stafford Act Assistance for Migration Activity (CRS)

    05/16/23
  • Rescission of the Migrant Protection Protocols: Litigation Developments (CRS)

    2/8/23
  • Shelter and Services Program (SSP) (CRS)

    06/13/2023
  • Supreme Court Considers Meaning of “An Offense Relating to Obstruction of Justice” for Immigration Enforcement Purposes (CRS)

    6/29/23
  • Supreme Court Rules That Statutory Criminalization of Encouraging or Inducing Illegal Immigration Is Not Facially Overbroad Under the First Amendment (CRS)

    7/10/2023
  • Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Certain Countries: Recent Litigation Developments (CRS)

    3/8/2023
  • The Biden Administration’s Final Rule on Arriving Aliens Seeking Asylum (CRS)

    05/15/23
  • The Biden Administration’s Proposed Rule on Arriving Aliens Seeking Asylum (CRS)

    05/09/2023
  • The Department of Homeland Security’s “Metering” Policy: Legal Issues (CRS)

    7/17/23
  • The Effect of Private Immigration Legislation and Recent Policy Changes (CRS)

    2/1/23
  • The President’s Authority to Use the National Guard or the Armed Forces to Secure the Border (CRS)

    06/15/23
  • U.S. Border Patrol Encounters at the Southwest Border: Fact Sheet (CRS)

    05/16/23
  • U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (CRS)

    1/20/23
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