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INTL 4630: Population, Immigration, and Politics (White): US Immigration Policy


To better understand the issues at play here are some terms you should be familiar with before starting:

What's the difference between an asylum seeker and a refugee?

Refugees and Asylum


Breaking News Consumer Handbook: Migration Edition

Overview of Issues and Government Policy

Government Policy

Congressional Research Service.  April 10, 2018.  "An Overview of Discretionary Reprieves from Removal: Deferred Action, DACA, TPS, and Others."

Congressional Research Service.  June 15, 2018.  "An Overview of U.S. Immigration Laws Regulating the Admission and Exclusion of Aliens at the Border."

Congressional Research Service.  May 11, 2018.  "Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview."

Overview of Issue

Karaim, R. (2017, June 13). Immigration. CQ researcher. Retrieved from

Karaim, R. (2018, June 4). Immigration policy. CQ researcher. Retrieved from

Maynard, M. (2017, February 24). Immigrants and the economy. CQ researcher, 27, 169-192. Retrieved from‚Äč

Global Migration

Abel, G. J., & Sander, N. (2014). Quantifying global international migration flows. Science, (6178), 1520. doi:10.1126/science.1248676