migration policy institute
March 23, 2018 -
Sheriff candidates in some Southern counties are campaigning on a promise to stay out of immigration enforcement, but new state laws could force police and judges to participate in the Trump administration's crackdown.
September 15, 2017 -
President Trump's decision to rescind the Obama administration's program protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation drew varying reactions among governors in the South, which is home to a third of the country's DACA-eligible residents.
April 21, 2016 -
This week the Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit challenging President Obama's deportation relief programs for undocumented immigrants. Most Southern states are plaintiffs in the case — even though the programs would benefit many immigrants in the region.
July 24, 2015 -
As the growth of the South's immigrant population transforms the region, the makeup of its immigrant communities is shifting, with Asian immigration now outpacing immigration from Latin America in several states.
June 19, 2015 -
Three years ago this week, President Obama announced his first deferred action program for undocumented immigrants -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It gave tens of thousands of young residents in the South a chance to come out of the shadows and lead better lives.
February 6, 2015 -
Backlash against the South's recent rapid growth in the immigrant population may be contributing to the region's negative response to the president's executive action on immigration. But demographic trends may be fueling a more welcoming environment in the region's cities.
December 8, 2014 -
As the national debate over immigration rages on, some Southern mayors are taking steps to carry out the President's executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation -- even while most Southern states are suing to block the policy.