Author Archives: Ignatius Bau

Building Migrant Women’s Resilience to Violence and Trauma

This paper highlights the many levels of violence and trauma experienced by migrant women: from the complex, multiple conditions of violence and trauma that can cause people to migrate, to violence at the hands of those assisting movement (smugglers, pirates, … Continue reading

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Exposing Corporate Profiteering from Immigration Detention and Enforcement

There has been little attention paid to the significant financial incentives that fuel harsh and punitive migration policies, what might be called the “financialization of migration.” What are the financial interests and profit incentives that contribute to bad policies and … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Proposes Sweeping Changes to “Public Charge” Test

Late on Saturday night September 22, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a draft of a proposed regulation with sweeping changes to the “public charge” test under U.S. immigration law, impacting millions of immigrant families.[1] Link to Original … Continue reading

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Trump v. Hawaii: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Muslim Travel and Immigration Ban

In a divided 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel and immigration ban. Chief Justice John Roberts authored the majority opinion, reversing the multiple rulings in lower federal courts that the Muslim ban exceeded … Continue reading

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United States of Care: Bipartisan Leaders Launch New Health Care Reform Organization

Over 50 bipartisan health care leaders, including many former elected and appointed federal and state officials, have launched a new non-profit organization called the United States of Care to support continued health care reform, including former Health and Human Services … Continue reading

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University of California v. Department of Homeland Security: District Court Orders Temporary Reinstatement of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

In two written opinions issued last week, the U.S. District Court in Northern California has ordered the temporary reinstatement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program while pending further litigation. The DACA program was rescinded by President Donald … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Nearly 9 Million Americans Obtained Health Insurance in Shortened Open Enrollment Period

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released preliminary data on the recently-concluded shortened open enrollment period for Americans to obtain health insurance through the health insurance marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act: over 8.8 million Americans will … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office: Repeal of Individual Mandate in Tax Reform Bill Would Result in 13 Million Americans Becoming Uninsured

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued this updated analysis of the impact of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, which was included in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the U.S. House … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office: Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act Would Reduce Federal Deficit by $3.8 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has published its analysis of the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act, co-sponsored by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN). Since the CBO had already done analysis of other legislation that either continued or … Continue reading

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Text of Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act

Here is the text of the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act, co-sponsored by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), that would appropriate funding for cost sharing reduction (CSR) reimbursement payments to health insurance plans participating in the health … Continue reading

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