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GLOSSARY

Essential terms for navigating and understanding the debate on U.S. immigration policy.

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There are currently 2 terms in this directory beginning with the letter R.
REAL ID Act of 2005
While the central purpose of this act was to modify the federal government’s laws pertaining to security, authentication and issuance standards for drivers’ licenses and identity documents, the law had sweeping implications for immigration policy and border security. The act empowered the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive other federal laws in order to move forward more rapidly with barrier construction at the southern border, changed limits on work visas, tightened procedures for applying for asylum, and facilitated the deportation of undocumented immigrants believed to be associated with terrorism.
Remain in Mexico Policy
See Migrant Protection Protocols