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New Report Reveals the Economic Benefits of Passing the DREAM Act

What would happen if the United States were to grant a pathway to legal status to an estimated 2.1 million eligible youth in our country by pass­ing the DREAM Act? That’s the  focus of a new report released by the Center for American Progress and Partnership for a New American Economy. The report reveals that … Continue reading »

Labor Groups Submit Complaint to UN’s International Labor Organization, Citing Problems With H.B. 56

Today, a delegation representing civil rights and labor leaders — which includes our very own Patty Kupfer — will be in attendence at the Mercedes-Benz annual shareholders’ meeting in Berlin, Germany, to protest Daimler AG’s silence on HB 56, Alabama’s worst-in-the-nation anti-immigrant law.

Labor Groups Submit Complaint to UN’s International Labor Organization, Citing Problems With H.B. 56

Today, a delegation representing civil rights and labor leaders — which includes our very own Patty Kupfer — will be in attendence at the Mercedes-Benz annual shareholders’ meeting in Berlin, Germany, to protest Daimler AG’s silence on HB 56, Alabama’s worst-in-the-nation anti-immigrant law.

HB 56 Anti-Immigrant Law Could Cost Alabama $11 Billion, Says Report

Despite his claim that HB 56 “is a jobs bill” that would free up hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans once immigrants self-deported, there’s been no evidence that the immigration law has contributed to the state’s lowered unemployment rate, and no job growth in immigrant-heavy sectors like agriculture and construction.

Mercedes-Benz Executive Arrested in Alabama Under HB 56

According to some supporters of Alabama’s worst-in-the-nation immigration law – figures such as State Senator Scott Beason, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL), U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), anti-immigrant leader Mark Krikorian, and immigration law architect and current Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) – the state’s “papers, please” anti-immigration law is working exactly as they intended.

Alabama Immigration Law Affects Immigrants and U.S. Citizens

In rural Alabama lies Cullman County, recognized as the “state’s top agricultural community.” David Palmer of The Cullman Times interviewed two farmers who express concern over Alabama’s new anti-immigration law, which is scheduled to take effect in three days on September 1st. Both farmers come to the same consensus. To put it succinctly: this new law stinks.

Lamar Smith Responds With Yet Another Misleading Letter to the Editor on Immigration

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) has really thin skin. He just can’t help himself and has to respond to any article that mentions him and/or immigration policy. These are not baseless allegations. Even well-known news columnist, Ruben Navarrette, called him out on it, writing that Lamar Smith “creates his own reality on immigration.” Navarrette didn’t have to wait long before Rep. Smith had drafted and published a response in the Ventura County Star.

Immigrants: Building U.S. competitiveness

America’s economic future depends on the strength and innovative capacity of our people. We must make the American workforce the strongest in the world. That means educating and training our people. It also means ensuring we continue to bring to our shores those individuals with the skills, innovative capacity and entrepreneurial energy to create the jobs of the future.