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A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Threats of violent Islamist and far-right extremism: What does the research say?

Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
A protester against President Trump’s immigration policy and a Trump supporter in New York City. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Refugees: Is there room for a middle ground?

Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
People rally in New Brunswick, N.J. against President Trump’s ‘travel ban.’ AP Photo/Mel Evans

Immigration and crime: What does the research say?

Our panel of experts examines whether immigration leads to more crime using data from across 200 metropolitan areas and 20 years of research.
Activists in Portland, Oregon, protest President Trump’s ban. Clinton Steeds/Reuters

Trump’s immigration ban: Will it undercut American soft power?

For decades, the US has used international education to support democracy and positive relations with countries. For most of the 1970s, Iran sent more students to America than any other country.
A rally against President Donald Trump’s order that restricts travel to the U.S. AP Photo/Steven Senne

Trump’s immigration order is bad foreign policy

This isn't the first time the US has banned people based on nationality. History shows these exclusions have put our national security at risk and caused rifts with foreign allies.
U.S. Border Patrol frisks a man near the U.S.-Mexico border in California. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Trump’s policies will affect four groups of undocumented immigrants

A team of legal scholars breaks down the factors that will determine which immigrants are most vulnerable for deportation under the new administration.

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