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Use this guide to find information on Immigration issues, trends, debates, laws, regulations, and statisitics.
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"International migration is the movement of people across a national border. This includes both immigration (migration to a country) and emigration (migration from a country) or the combination of the two (net international migration)."
"The primary mission of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws."
"The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provides data on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., admitted as immigrants or became legal permanent residents), were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis (e.g., tourists, students, or workers), applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized."
Asylum seekers have submitted a claim for refugee status and are waiting for this claim to be accepted or rejected.
Refugees and asylees comprise the majority of displaced persons resettled to the United States.
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"The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a national, nonprofit, public-interest, membership organization of concerned citizens who share a common belief that our nation's immigration policies must be reformed to serve the national interest. "
"The Justice for Immigrants Campaign was started by Catholic Bishops with the goal of reforming current U.S. policies on immigration in an effort to create a less complicated pathway to a legalized status for immigrants"
"The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues."
National Conference of State Legislatures task force was created in early 2006 primarily to tackle the job of crafting a policy statement to guide NCSL's immigration lobbying efforts with the federal government