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 »
When Alabama first began implementing its HB 56 anti-immigrant law, the Southern Law Poverty Center (SPLC) set up a hotline for Alabama immigrants and residents to call in with comments and complaints about how the law has affected them.
One year out from the 2012 election, we’ve released a report that the Republican Party’s stance on immigration—and what it means for their candidates’ ability to compete for Latino voters—is shaping up as one of the major storylines this election cycle. The report finds that as Republicans continue to embrace hard-right positions on immigration, the Party is distancing itself not only from the legacy of Ronald Reagan and other past Republican leaders, but also from Latino voters in numerous states that are shaping up to be 2012 battlegrounds.
The Center for American Progress released a new report today entitled “All Immigration is Local: Receiving Communities and Their Role in Successful Immigrant Integration,” which discusses what happens when a community reacts negatively to an influx of new immigrants.
On the day of the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, we are reminded of President Reagan’s immigration legacy and his vision for America. Yet at tonight’s debate, according to experts on immigration and Latino politics who participated in a press call held earlier today, we will likely hear a very different message from the GOP’s 2012 presidential candidates on the issue.
Americans are urging Congress and the Obama administration to confront the challenge of cutting unnecessary spending while creating jobs. Some in Congress aren’t getting the message.
Civil rights groups filed a motion in Alabama on Thursday asking a federal judge to stop what has been called the nation’s toughest new immigration law from taking effect. The motion for a preliminary injunction follows its class action lawsuit filed earlier this month.
Yesterday, we wrote about a New America Media article noting that the slow flow of immigrants was negatively impacting California farms. But farmers in California could see things take a turn for the worse if House Republicans have their way and pass E-Verify.
The Center for Immigration Studies, an anti-immigration “think tank” founded by FAIR, just published a new post titled “The Hispanic Vote in 2010: No Discernible Trend.”
Yes, that’s right. The same group that used its vast expertise on issues like climate change and public health to conclude that immigrants cause global warming and teenage obesity is now remaking itself into an “expert” on the Latino vote.
Yet another positive improvement this country gains from its immigrant population was revealed on Tuesday, when a newly released study showed that top science students in the U.S. are primarily the children of immigrants. This new data should strike a chord for a nation at risk of falling behind in the global scientific community