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Three Keys to the Immigration Reform Debate

Enforcement at Historic Highs, Citizenship is Central, GOP Politics Favors Action Now In the fast-moving discussion of immigration reform, here are three keys to the current debate: 1.  Despite Republican Rhetoric, Immigration Enforcement & Border Security Are Already in Overdrive: Here are the facts: President Obama has presided over a record-high number of deportations; the … Continue reading »

Rep. Jeff Denham: Legalization Without Citizenship is "un-American"

In advance of a House Republican summit and statement of principles on immigration that is expected to mention legalization — but not citizenship — for undocumented immigrants, one House Republican is firing back against the idea of preventing people from becoming citizens. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) told Jorge Ramos yesterday that “you have to have some type … Continue reading »

David Leopold: Legalization vs. Citizenship is False Choice

This morning, we lifted up La Opinión’s new editorial on immigration reform, “The Citizenship Lie,” which discusses reform must contain citizenship.  The editorial’s answer: yes, because “the mere idea of creating a separate category of people by arbitrarily limiting their integration into society and future political participation is repugnant, considering the history and ideals that … Continue reading »

Most Republican Primary Voters Support Immigration Reform, Citizenship

August 2, 2013 Quinnipiac American voters are united in their 64 – 31 percent support of the immigration reform act recently passed in the U.S. Senate. Support is strong among every partisan, gender, racial, religious, income and age group. The public supports the immigration bill 2-1 and shows unusual agreement given the divisions in the … Continue reading »

Poll: Winston Group, for Americans for Tax Reform

Republicans believe that immigration is positive for America: Fewer than 1 out of 4 Republicans think immigration is a bad thing for America Republicans and Americans believe our immigration system is broken: 82% of Republicans, and 74% of all Americans, think our immigration system is working poorly Republicans and Americans want broad reforms: 72% of … Continue reading »

Poll Roundup: Americans Support Full Citizenship For Undocumented Immigrants

In poll after poll, Americans consistently demonstrate they believe allowing the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States to pursue citizenship is a sensible position.  When given a choice, they choose full citizenship for the undocumented over second-class status.  Here are the most recent polls. QUINNIPIAC (February 2013) 56% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT PATH TO … Continue reading »

Poll After Poll: American Public Wants Immigration Reform with Citizenship

A range of new polls offer fresh evidence that Americans want immigration reform with citizenship, while providing another reminder of the momentum behind immigration reform in 2013: Bipartisan Poll from Hart Research and Public Opinion Strategies – Overwhelming Support for Citizenship and Likely Legislative Framework: As Eliseo Medina of SEIU writes in Huffington Post of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Momentum for Real Immigration Reform Keeps Building, Making Action Inevitable

Diverse Coalition Supports It.  Democrats Promised It.  Republicans Need It. Washington, DC – Since the 2012 election results rolled in, it’s been hard to keep track of all the momentum behind real immigration reform.  The immediate post-election developments included supportive comments from Republican Senators for real reform, such as Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC) and Rand … Continue reading »

Action is Inevitable as Momentum for Real Immigration Reform Keeps Building

Since the 2012 election results rolled in, it’s been hard to keep track of all the momentum behind real immigration reform.  The immediate post-election developments included supportive comments from Republican Senators for real reform, such as Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC) and Rand Paul (KY), and the surprising backing of earned citizenship from Fox News television … Continue reading »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: 2012's Turkey of the Year

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one of the worst anti-immigrant extremists our movement has ever had to contend with — and you and other activists on our side have officially voted him Turkey of the Year! With his history of racial profiling and corruption, we all probably have worse names for Sheriff Joe Arpaio –but in … Continue reading »