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On Immigration, Obama Administration Has Learned: Good Policy is Also Good Politics

Today, the above-the-fold headline in the Washington Post reads: “Obama prioritizing immigrant issues” (which matters because many people here still get the Post delivered).  The headline of the online version of the article is: “White House pushes forward on immigration ahead of bigger reform fight.” There is a new conventional wisdom for immigration reform, and the Obama … Continue reading »

Five Months In, Deferred Action (DACA) Applications and Approvals Continue to Rise

Last week, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the latest numbers on President Obama’s deferred action for DREAMers (DACA) program.  The program, which began in mid-August, is entering its fifth month.  Of the nearly 1.4 million young aspiring Americans eligible to apply, 367,903 have sent in applications, 102,965 have been approved, and 157,151 currently … Continue reading »

DREAM Bar Association Advocates for Licensing of Undocumented Lawyers, and Immigration Reform

This morning, the DREAM Bar Association (DBA), the first and only bar association representing undocumented lawyers, held a press conference highlighting the launch of their “DREAM lawyers” campaign.  The group is combining research, litigation, and advocacy to encourage all 50 states to grant law licenses to undocumented immigrant students—and to emphasize the need for immigration … Continue reading »

New Polling on President Obama's Deferred Action for DREAMers Program

To:          America’s Voice From:    David Mermin and Brittany L. Stalsburg, Lake Research Partners; Brian Nienaber, The Tarrance Group Re:         Recent polling on the issue of immigration Date:     November 13, 2012 View PDF of the polling results and PowerPoint presentation. A national Election Day poll of voters by Lake Research Partners[1] demonstrates strong support for President Obama’s … Continue reading »

Steve King: I'm STILL Planning to Sue President Obama After November

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) again promised that he would sue President Obama over his deferred action program (DACA) yesterday during his final debate against challenger Christie Vilsack (D). “I intend to follow through on that,” King responded to a question about whether he still had plans to file the lawsuit.  “I ran into a few … Continue reading »