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With Proposed Rule, DHS Attempting to Pursue Maximum Family Detention With Minimal Oversight, Costing as Much as $12.9 Billion

Washington, D.C. Oct. 18, 2018 — According to a new CAP analysis, the proposed Flores rule would cost the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) more than $2 billion at a minimum and as much as $12.9 billion over a decade, imposing minimum annualized costs of at least $201 million and as much as $1.3 billion. This means that, […]

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New Study Shows the 2015 Flores Ruling Did Not Increase the Number of Families Arriving at the Border

Washington, D.C. October 16, 2018 – After reports that his administration is once again considering separating families, President Donald Trump claimed that his administration’s cruel family separation policy was an effective deterrent to border crossings. A previous Center for American Progress study found that neither family separation nor family detention were meaningful deterrents, and Tom […]

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Study: ICE and Local Law Enforcement Aren’t Complying with Key Oversight Requirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 9, 2018 – During his first week in office, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on immigration enforcement that included boosting a federal program known as 287(g), which deputizes local law enforcement officers to act as federal immigration agents. Since then, 287(g) partnerships between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement agencies have more […]

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Melissa Boteach: Trump’s radical “public charge” rule for immigrants prioritizes wealth over family

Washington, D.C. Sept. 24, 2018 — Yesterday, the Trump administration announced a proposal, known as the “public charge” rule, that would reverse long-standing precedent and disqualify immigrants applying for permanent residency for choosing to meet the basic needs of their families. Melissa Boteach, senior vice president of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress, issued the […]

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Fishermen on Front Lines of Climate Change Reveal Impact of Warming Oceans

Washington, D.C. Sept. 10, 2018 — In a new report from the Center for American Progress, fishermen on the front lines of climate change—from Alaska and California to Maine and Florida—reveal the impact of warming oceans and what it means for America’s fishing communities. These fishermen understand the negative consequences of climate change on the […]

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With Labor Day Approaching, Tracker Outlines Every Action President Trump Takes to Undermine American Workers

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 29, 2018 – The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s American Worker Project is tracking every action the president takes to weaken job protections for Americans, and with Labor Day around the corner, the Action Fund has updated its tracker with new content and examples of ways the Trump administration has betrayed […]

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Interior Dept. Benefits Past Donors and Clients of Secretary Zinke, Deputy Secretary Bernhardt, and Senior Officials

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 27, 2018 – A culture of corruption in the Trump administration’s Interior Department may be reaping financial benefits for political donors and past clients of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other senior officials, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. CAP’s review of financial and lobbying disclosure forms, […]

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Little-Known Corporation Has Outsized Role in Push to Drill the Arctic Refuge

Washington, D.C. Aug. 9, 2018 — While the largest U.S. oil companies have been mostly silent about their aim to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, one little-known corporation has been openly leading the charge, according to a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress. The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC)—one of the largest […]

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CAP Report Offers Recommendations to Restore Health of Damaged Rivers and Streams in the American West

Washington, D.C. April 9, 2018 — With the health of rivers in the American West bordering on a crisis, the Center for American Progress is offering a plan to protect and restore waterways. The new report is a follow-up to the groundbreaking analysis earlier this year from CAP and Conservation Science Partners, which found that […]

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CAP Proposes Wage Boards—Industry-Level Collective Bargaining—To Raise Wages and Restore Worker Power

Washington, D.C. April 9, 2018 — Strengthening and growing the middle class and raising wages are among the most critical challenges facing the country today, and the most effective and direct way to boost wages is to modernize how workers negotiate for a raise. Conservative efforts to kill raises in the federal minimum wage and to weaken […]

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287(g) Agreements Harm Individuals, Families, and Communities, but They Aren’t Always Permanent

The Trump administration has stepped up its efforts to expand the controversial 287(g) program, which gives state and local law enforcement agencies limited immigration enforcement authority. Shortly after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to pursue additional 287(g) agreements. The president’s guidance was based on a section of […]

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Recreational Fishing Lobby Pushes Changes That Could Threaten the Health of Fisheries Nationwide

WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2018 – As Congress considers updating the nation’s primary law governing fisheries, some recreational fishing groups are pushing for major changes that could jeopardize the health of popular fisheries like red snapper and summer flounder, according to a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress. For more than four decades, […]

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CAP: Ending Family Reunification and Diversity Visas Would Alter Migration Patterns Worldwide

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 14, 2018 – The Center for American Progress released two new analyses showing that ending family migration and eliminating the diversity visa program would eviscerate immigration from Latin America, Africa, and Asia to the United States— and would go against the core of American immigration policy and priorities in place for more […]

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Disappearing Rivers: Half the Length of All Western Rivers Harmed by Human Development

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 7, 2018 – About half of all river miles in the West have been damaged by human development, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of how these waterways are affected by dams, abandoned mines, development in floodplains, irrigation, and other activities. That totals 140,000 river miles—enough to circle the Earth nearly six times. […]

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CAP Analysis Finds Severe Weather Cost U.S. $675 billion Since 2011, Had Greater Impact on Those with Lower Incomes

Washington, D.C. October 27, 2017 – As the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, a new analysis from the Center for American Progress finds that the most destructive hurricanes, storms, and other severe weather in the United States have caused about $675 billion in total damages since 2011. That massive figure works out to about […]

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Neera Tanden: We Will Not Stop Until We Win Permanent Protection for Dreamers

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 5, 2017 – Today, the Trump administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, which has protected nearly 800,000 young people from facing deportation and allowed them to go to college, get better jobs, and better support their families and communities since it was instituted by President Barack Obama in 2012. Neera Tanden, President […]