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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 »

Skilled Immigrants Filling U.S. Health Care Needs

As the debate around immigration reform continues one of the cornerstones of ongoing discussions is what kinds of skilled immigrants the U.S. needs. There is no doubt that high-skilled immigrants play an important role in America’s innovation economy, and particularly in those industries agglomerated in the Silicon Valleys and Research Triangles of the United States. continue reading »

Dysfunction of Immigration System on Full Display this Week, as ICE Releases Detainees

Further evidence of the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system was on display this week, when ICE–in anticipation of the upcoming sequester–released several hundred immigrants from their detention facilities. It’s unclear where this policy came from, but immigrants–who have been the focus of decades of political battles–are now being used as a weapon in the debate over the federal budget. This has to end. And the way to end it is passing immigration reform. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: Obama’s Approval Rating Among Hispanics Rebounds

63% of Hispanics Approve of Obama's Handling of Immigration. According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY, Obama's job rating is up markedly over the past year among Hispanics continue reading »

Latino “Babies Can Join a Gang, Latino Babies Grow Up.” - CAPS (VIDEO)

Don’t let anti-immigrant rhetoric drive the immigration debate. Nativist, racist and fear-mongering hate groups are working hard to drive their narrative on immigration. For years now, anti-immigrant groups have successfully infused continue reading »

Leaked White House Immigration Bill is “A Tempest in a Teapot”

Last weekend, USA Today published details of a White House draft immigration bill, setting off a furious round of Washington hand-wringing, analysis, and recriminations. In light of the leaked plan and related speculation, America’s Voice Education Fund adds the following: continue reading »

Shoddy Court Process Behind the Record Number of Deportations

The Obama Administration is on record for pursuing the toughest immigration enforcement policies in U.S. history, mostly evidenced by its record numbers of deportations. These numbers speak volumes: last year, nearly 400,000 people were deported from the United States. continue reading »

Rethinking Border Security

On Tuesday, the Immigration Policy Center hosted a briefing on rethinking border security. The Senate immigration proposal from the “Gang of 8”conditions legalization on meeting a series of border benchmarks. And while the President’s outline does continue reading »

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Needs Immigrants

Last night’s State of the Union, as well as the rebuttal, spoke to a bilateral desire to achieve immigration reform. As legislation moves forward, facts and figures continue to be presented about immigrants and their contributions to the U.S. economy. continue reading »

Statement on Immigration ReformChristian Churches Together in the U.S.A.

Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A., representing the breadth of Christian churches and denominations in the U.S., gathered in Austin, Texas, for its annual meeting to focus on the challenge of immigration reform. We heard from “dreamers,” a variety of immigrants and experts on immigration issues continue reading »

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

As the components of what should be included in an immigration reform bill take shape, border security, along with enforcement, is proving to be a key part of the framework. Eight senators released a bipartisan proposal earlier this week that included a path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States. continue reading »

PEW RESEARCH: The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are Not U.S. Citizens

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico are not citizens of the United States, even though they are eligible to naturalize. Their rate of naturalization----36%----is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) participated in a community forum in Chicago hosted by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) at the Instituto del Progreso Latino, in the Congressman's district. The forum brought together leaders from a cross section of Chicago-area constituencies to update them and discuss progress being made in the House and Senate towards comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

The Path to Citizenship Starts With An End to the Deportations

"Both the president's leadership and bipartisan efforts to create a path to citizenship for New Americans represent a turning point in this movement, with new reason for hope. However, to realize this long overdue reform, new legislation must provide a working path to citizenship: continue reading »

13 Former TX Prison Employees Charged With Taking Bribes for Smuggling into Fed Detention Center

Federal authorities arrested 12 former Ector County Correctional Center (ECCC) guards and one former ECCC employee this morning for allegedly accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband to inmates inside the federal detention facility continue reading »

Editorial Pages Agree: Citizenship Provision Must Be Viable & Straightforward for Reform to Work

It’s been a busy week on immigration, with President Obama delivering an immigration speech yesterday, following the unveiling of bipartisan Senate principles on Monday. The nation’s leading editorial pages have been following this issue for years, and are weighing in with optimism that the stalemate in Washington may finally clear this year. They are also near unanimous in insisting that the citizenship provision of any reform bill be viable and straightforward for reform to work. Among the key editorials today: continue reading »

President Obama’s Four Part Plan for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Yesterday, President Obama spoke from Las Vegas about creating a fair and effective immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. "I’m here because most Americans agree that it’s time to fix a system that’s been broken for way too long." President Obama said continue reading »

PEW Report :A Nation of Immigrants A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized

The nation’s total immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

US Immigration Proposal Divides Reform Advocates- Undocumented are Over 60% Hispanic

A legislative proposal out of Washington may soon give hope to millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States, while at the same time sparking renewed fears of a system run amok and warnings that years of inaction have made the problem only more complex. continue reading »