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Statelessness in the United States: A Study to Estimate and Profile the US Stateless Population

February 6, 2020 – “This report is a foundation,” said Karina Clough, a member of United Stateless, at the launch of CMS’s report on statelessness in the United States. “It validates us; it recognizes us.” Stateless persons living in the United States do not have nationality in any country, and many feel they are living in limbo […]

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New Study Details Harsh Consequences of Trump’s Deportation Policies on US Residents, Families, and Communities

New York, NY, Nov. 13, 2018 – The Kino Border Initiative (KBI), the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), and the Office of Justice and Ecology (OJE) of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States today released, “Communities in Crisis: Interior Removals and Their Human Consequences,” a new report examining the […]

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New Study Finds that Dreamers Poised to Contribute Even More Significantly to the U.S.

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 23, 2018 – The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) released a paper published in its Journal on Migration and Human Security titled, “DREAM Act-Eligible Poised to Build on the Investments Made in Them.” The paper – co-authored by Donald Kerwin, CMS’s Executive Director, and Robert Warren, a CMS Senior Fellow – […]

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Donald Kerwin: Termination of TPS for Salvadorans creates many losers, and no winners

Jan. 8, 2018 – Statement of Donald Kermin, Executive Director of the Center for Migration Studies Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for roughly 200,000 El Salvadorans with strong and deep ties to the United States. According to CMS’s research, 88 percent of Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries work, […]

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Report: US and Mexico are returning Central American refugees to danger, violating the principle of non-refoulement

NEW YORK, NY, June 20, 2017 – On World Refugee Day 2017, the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) and Cristosal (El Salvador) released a report entitled, Point of No Return: The Fear and Criminalization of Central American Refugees. The report is available at The report details ten cases from the Northern Triangle of Central […]

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Report: Center for Migration Studies Refutes Claims that Undocumented Immigration to U.S. Surged in 2014 and 2015

NEW YORK, NY, Aug. 31, 2016 – The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) today issued a detailed analysis of immigration to the United States in 2014 and 2015. CMS’s analysis, authored by Robert Warren, CMS’s Senior Visiting Fellow and former director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s Statistics Division, is available at […]

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