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Tag Results for "Immigration Reform"

Survey Shows 69 Percent of Americans Favor Legalization of Undocumented

Almost seven out of every 10 Americans would vote for a law giving undocumented immigrants a chance to become legal residents, according to a Gallup Poll published Friday. continue reading »

Tens of Thousands Demand Immigration Reform in Washington

Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered before the Capitol here on Wednesday under a hot sun to demand comprehensive immigration reform that opens a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. continue reading »

Potential Amnesty Program Requires Undocs Pay Taxes

The immigration reform debate is complicated and filled with nuance, case in point is the discussion over whether undocumented workers pay income tax and whether they should be made to do so as a requisite of legalizing their status. continue reading »

Report Measures Immigrant Assimilation in Post-Recession America

This Manhattan Institute for Policy Research report is the fourth in a series of examinations of immigrant assimilation in the United States. continue reading »

Small Business Owners Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Small business owners throughout the United States have a pulse on the goings on within their local communities. They recognize that immigrant workers and their families are also consumers, which helps to create additional jobs and bolster local economies. Within that context, two new polls highlight small business owners’ perspectives of immigration and its positive effects on the ground in communities. Overwhelmingly, the surveys show small business owners, regardless of political affiliation, support comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

As Immigration Reform Looms, What Comes Next?

If there was ever a doubt about what the majority of Americans are thinking regarding immigrants and immigration, a just-published Pew Research Center for People & the Press study has put an emphatic period at the end of it. continue reading »

Foreign Passports Can No Longer Be Used as ID in Georgia

Georgia's Republican-controlled state legislature has passed a bill that would prohibit the use of foreign passports as identification, a measure that some organizations say could leave many immigrants without access to basic services. continue reading »

Lawmakers Fighting Over Guest-Workers Portion of Immigration Bill

Differences over the size and details of a guest-worker program are the major obstacle to a bipartisan accord on immigration reform, The Washington Post reported. Republicans, allied with the business community, want to see up to 400,000 visas a year issued to foreigners willing to fill mainly low-paying positions. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: 71% of Americans Feel Undocumented Should be Allowed to Stay

A new survey finds that seven-in-ten Americans (71%) say there should be a way for people in the United States illegally to remain in this country if they meet certain requirements, while 27% say they should not be allowed to stay legally. continue reading »

Mexican Man in Maryland Pleads Guilty to Transporting Women for Sex

An illegal alien from Mexico pleaded guilty to transporting individuals to engage in prostitution, which carries a maximum of five years in prison. The case was investigated by U.S. continue reading »

64% of Immigration Reform Supporters Put Border Security First

Most voters like finding a way for illegal immigrants to stay in this country but not until the border is secured. However, they remain skeptical about the federal government’s interest in securing the border. continue reading »

Invisible Racism - It’s Not the Racism of Your Parent’s Day

I’ve been watching the discussions over immigration reform and the civil rights movement for a number of years. I began reading about racism while I was still in the Army. I remember getting into trouble as a young Second Lieutenant for having a copy of Eldridge Cleaver’s “Soul on Ice.” continue reading »

Immigration Activists Arrested For Protesting in Chicago

A score of activists were arrested Friday in downtown Chicago during an act of civil disobedience to demand a voice in the negotiations on immigration reform now taking place behind closed doors in Washington. continue reading »

Granting Legal Status to Undocumented Immigrants Benefits the U.S. Economy

The movement toward comprehensive immigration reform has accelerated significantly in recent months. Legal status and a road map to citizenship for the unauthorized will bring about significant economic gains in terms of growth, earnings, tax revenues, and jobs—all of which will not occur in the absence of immigration reform or with reform that creates a permanent sub-citizen class of residents. continue reading »

More than 500 Rally in Advance of Senate Hearing on Immigration Policy that includes Women &Families

More than 500 people from a coalition of women’s groups gathered at the Capitol Monday to amplify the voices of immigrant women and show that women’s voices are essential to immigration policy reform. Advocates are asking Congress to remember that immigrant women are vital contributors to the American economy and to advance policies that defend women and families and support healthy families for strong communities. continue reading »

Poll: Latino Voters Personal Connections to Immigration Reform

Latino Decisions released new polling data today highlighting why immigration reform has become the number one political issue for Latino voters, and the answer is close personal connections between Latino voters and Latino undocumented immigrants. The poll finds that 58% of Latino registered voters now cite immigration reform as the top priority for the Congress and President, up from 35% in November 2012. continue reading »

Latino Lawmaker Proposes to Abolish State’s Anti-immigrant Laws

State lawmaker Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton, has proposed abolishing a package of anti-immigrant laws that have been on Colorado's books since 2006 including the one that demands the cooperation of local police with federal immigration authorities. continue reading »

Cato Report Finds Poor Immigrants Use Fewer Public Benefits than Natives

Among the most contentious debates surrounding national immigration reform concerns immigrant use of welfare programs. Opponents of immigration routinely assert low-skilled immigrants consume more public resources than natives, thereby imposing an unfair fiscal burden on U.S. taxpayers. continue reading »

In A Matter Of Minutes, Jeb Bush Flip-Flops On Immigration Reform

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush went on a Sunday talk show offensive this week to try to clarify his position on immigration reform, but he only managed to create more confusion. Bush last week drew the ire of Republicans and Democrats continue reading »

Recognizing Immigrant Women’s Needs in Immigration Reform

While the recent debate over reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act may have reminded the nation that there are “women’s issues” in immigration law, it doesn’t necessarily follow that most people regard immigration reform as a woman’s issue. continue reading »