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

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 »

MALDEF Responds to President’s Speech on Immigration

MALDEF Responds to President’s Speech on Immigration

MALDEF President and General Counsel, Thomas A. Saenz, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s speech on immigration today: continue reading »

President Obama Urges Congress to Act Quickly on Immigration Reform

President Obama Urges Congress to Act Quickly on Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that if the U.S. Congress does not act quickly on immigration reform, he will send his own proposal that guarantees "a fair process" for undocumented immigrants "to earn their way" toward legalization and citizenship. continue reading »

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

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 »

President Obama:  “Now is the Time” for Immigration Reform

President Obama:  “Now is the Time” for Immigration Reform

President Obama spoke, on the need for comprehensive immigration reform, to an overflowing audience at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas this afternoon. continue reading »

Hispanic National Bar Commends Bipartisan Proposal for Immigration Reform

Hispanic National Bar Commends Bipartisan Proposal for Immigration Reform

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) commends the announcement by the Senate group of eight proposing a bipartisan framework for immigration reform. continue reading »

REPORT:  Border Protection Agency Reveals Struggles with Corruption

REPORT:  Border Protection Agency Reveals Struggles with Corruption

The Center for Investigative Reporting is reporting that since Oct. 1, 2004, 147 Customs and Border Protection officers and agents have been charged with or convicted of corruption-related offenses, ranging from taking bribes to stealing government money continue reading »

Watch Live Stream of President Obama’s Speech on Immigration Reform

Watch Live Stream of President Obama’s Speech on Immigration Reform

Later today, President Obama will speak on the need to fix the United States' broken immigration system. You can watch the President's speech below. It is scheduled to go live at 2:55 ET. continue reading »

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

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 »

NALEO Applauds Bipartisan Push in Senate for Immigration Reform

NALEO Applauds Bipartisan Push in Senate for Immigration Reform

Organization calls for legislation that will make the naturalization process more accessible to immigrants and fully integrate new Americans into the fabric of society - The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials continue reading »

Women Advocacy Organizations Urge for Humane Immigration Reform

Women Advocacy Organizations Urge for Humane Immigration Reform

Today, the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights(NCIWR) and organizations concerned with women’s rights across the country released Statement of Principles on Women and Immigration Reform. continue reading »

Latino Commission on AIDS Praises Bipartisan Senate Working Group on Immigration Reform

Latino Commission on AIDS Praises Bipartisan Senate Working Group on Immigration Reform

Today, a bipartisan group of Senators released a comprehensive package to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, which includes a pathway to citizenship for the almost 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country. continue reading »

Menendez: 2013 Is The Year That Congress Will Pass Immigration Reform (VIDEO)

Menendez: 2013 Is The Year That Congress Will Pass Immigration Reform (VIDEO)

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today joined Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) at a press conference to unveil a basic set of principles that are designed to guide legislation on comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Tell Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk: Support Real Immigration Reform, Including Citizenship

Tell Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk: Support Real Immigration Reform, Including Citizenship

Our current immigration laws are a disaster. Today, over 11 million immigrants live in the United States without the full protection of our legal system or a framework that would provide them with a path to participate in our democracy. The time is now for real immigration reform that keeps families together, protects immigrants from violence and discrimination, and provides immigrants who are living in America and contributing to our society a pathway to citizenship. continue reading »

Bipartisan Effort for Immigration Reform Announced with Path to Citizenship Included

Bipartisan Effort for Immigration Reform Announced with Path to Citizenship Included

A bipartisan group of Senators announced a framework to overhaul the country's immigration system, that includes a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented in the country. continue reading »