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About 8.5 million of the 11-plus million unauthorized immigrants living in the US are in the workforce, accounting for about 5 percent of all workers. Almost none of them want to be unauthorized—they either have no way to attain legal status, or the pathway to legal status is so onerous that they believe they are better off remaining unauthorized.

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Stop bickering over illegals, focus on legal immigration reform

In a testimony before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, immigration expert Madeline Zavodny will explore two crucial aspects of understanding and addressing illegal immigration—why people become unauthorized immigrants and how future guest worker programs can curb the influx undocumented aliens.

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People sit on a bench near a memorial cross at Casa del Migrante in Reynosa, Mexico April 1, 2013. Casa del Migrante provides housing, food, clothing and medical care to people who are planning to cross the border and to those have have been deported from the United States. Reuters

Central American migration issues require a response that secures our border, supports our partners, and addresses the root causes of instability.

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Covering a story about society and culture? Here’s the latest from AEI’s Society and Culture experts.

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America’s Hispanics could be a national asset in the decades to come, but how much of an asset depends on whether they can advance economically and be assimilated as the Ellis Islanders were a century ago.

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The States of Change: Demographics and Democracy project offers a preview of how the United States might look in 2060.

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The States of Change: Demographics and Democracy project is a bipartisan collaboration that documents and analyzes demographic change in America.

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Judge Hanen may have ruled against Obama’s immigration policy, but the “take care” clause of the Constitution may prove a major flaw in his opinion.

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DATE IMPORTED:February 19, 2015United States President Barack Obama departs the White House in Washington, for a day trip to Chicago, February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

President Obama has acted with reckless disregard in the way he has handled immigration and the implementation of the ACA.

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The 2013-14 numbers just released show interesting contrasts with those of 2010-11, when the economy was flagging and stimulus money disbursed. Back then the Washington metropolitan area — Virginia, Maryland, D.C. — was growing well above the national average. Now, with the sequester cuts, growth in the region is below average.

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