Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker reversed his stance on a previously held immigration position yesterday, when he said that he would actively fight against the progress of an anti-immigrant, SB 1070-style bill in his state. “I think that it would be a huge distraction for us in this state,” Governor Walker said according to Politico.  “I… Continue »

Two weeks ago, Detention Watch Network launched their new “Expose and Close” campaign, identifying ten of the worst immigrant detention centers in the nation and calling for them to be closed.  Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Joey Kennedy at the Birmingham News visited one of these detention centers in Gadsden, Alabama, and wrote a column today… Continue »

A bipartisan group of business, faith, and law enforcement leaders came to Washington, DC this week to push Congress for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship.  Among the immigration reform supporters were Mark Curran, a Republican sheriff from Illinois; Richard Land, a Baptist leader; and Mark Shurtleff, attorney general of Utah.  From… Continue »

In an interview with CQ yesterday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reiterated his support for comprehensive immigration reform and even “suggested that he could support citizenship…with preconditions, including an emphasis on granting citizenship first to immigrants who are currently waiting to receive it,” writes CQ reporter, John Gramlich.  Said Graham, “I don’t like the European model… Continue »

New Poll Analysis Shows All Americans–Latinos and Non-Latinos–Agree In an interview with CQ yesterday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reiterated his support for comprehensive immigration reform and even “suggested that he could support citizenship…with preconditions, including an emphasis on granting citizenship first to immigrants who are currently waiting to receive it,” writes CQ reporter, John Gramlich. … Continue »

In 2012 exit polls, 65% of all voters said that undocumented immigrants “should be offered a chance to apply for legal status,” while only 28% said that they should be “deported to the country they came from”

Citizenship is the Centerpiece of Immigration Reform December 5, 2012 | Click here to download PDF Americans support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  Citizenship for undocumented Americans is the “missing piece” in our national immigration strategy, which has focused until today only on enforcement.  It is also the centerpiece of the reform we… Continue »