Tag Archives: family immigration policy

Family Detention: Are We Repeating the Mistakes of Hutto?

While much recent media attention has focused on the influx of 62,998* unaccompanied Central American children seeking refuge in the U.S., the number of family border crossings has spiked as well. In fact, recent reports from Customs and Border Protection show that the number of family units apprehended in 2014 has reached over 62,000,* which is a 471% […]

Many Families Spending the Holidays Separated because of Broken U.S. Immigration System

As millions of families gather together this Christmas, millions more remain separated as a result of the United States’ broken and byzantine immigration system. Outdated visa quotas, lengthy processing backlogs and wait times—often stretching for years or decades—for visa and permanent residency applications are part of the problem. Meanwhile, a costly enforcement bureaucracy that increasingly […]

UK Immigration Clampdown Tears Families Apart

I thought I knew about immigration policy. I read about it, I wrote about it. I even studied it. I went to lectures, where people with multiple degrees presented complex economic models and talked at length about border security, and visas, and ‘managing migration’. But in late January, for the first time, I felt it. […]