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Congressional Research Service Reports

Can the President "Close the Border"? Relevant Laws and Considerations. CRS LSB10283, updated February 29, 2024, PDF, 6 pages.

Presidential Authority to Suspend Entry of Aliens Under 8 U.S.C. 1182(f). The Congressional Research Service has published a 'Legal Sidebar' about the Presidential authority to restrict the entry of aliens into the United States. CRS LSB10458, updated February 21, 2024, PDF, 23 pages.

Central American Migration: Root Causes and U.S. Policy. The Congressional Research Service has published an "In Focus" brief on the factors that drive migration from Central American to the United States. CRS IF11151, updated November 30, 2023, PDF 3 pages.

The Secure the Border Act (H.R. 2): Asylum-Related Reforms, Congressional Research Service, CRS IF12522, October 30, 2023, PDF, 3 pages. On May 11, 2023, the House passed the Secure the Border Act of 2023 (H.R. 2). The bill would, among other things, make significant changes to federal immigration laws with respect to border security, asylum, and detention. On September 14, 2023, a companion bill was introduced in the Senate (S. 2824). This In Focus examines H.R. 2, focusing specifically on provisions governing asylum, applicants for admission, and parole.

Central American Migration: Root Causes and U.S. Policy, Congressional Research Service, CRS IF11151, updated July 10, 2023, PDF, 3 pages.


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