As part of their continuing series of “Bibles, Badges, and Business” events, the Forging a New Consensus project of the National Immigration Forum today held a press conference with Bill Bratton, the former Police Commissioner to both the Los Angeles and New York Police Departments.  In the midst of continuing Republican insistence that the border… Continue »

As the immigration debate begins in earnest, it’s important to remember how we’ve come to this moment in time, and why the progress of immigration reform this year must be different.  As Jordan Fabian at ABC News/Univision today points out, this time Republicans need immigration reform—because they need to solve their “Hispanic problem.”  Here’s an… Continue »

This week, eight Senators unveiled their plans for immigration reform, and one thing noticed by many advocates was the continued emphasis on border security. For many, it’s a replay of the 2007 debate, which was mostly focused on border security and immigration enforcement. As Suzy Khimm at the Washington Post notes, while the 2007 bill… Continue »

El presidente de EE.UU., Barack Obama, afirmó hoy que si el Congreso no actúa pronto sobre una reforma migratoria, él enviará su propia propuesta que garantice “un proceso justo” que permita a los indocumentados “ganarse” el derecho a la legalización y la eventual ciudadanía.

La discusión sobre la reforma de inmigración ocupa el centro del debate político con la propuesta bipartidista del Senado de ayer y con el plan de la Casa Blanca que el presidente Obama tiene programado hoy. De ser aprobada este año una reforma integral de inmigración, esta será el resultado de las negociaciones entre la… Continue »

It’s been a busy week on immigration, with President Obama delivering an immigration speech yesterday, following the unveiling of bipartisan Senate principles on Monday.  The nation’s leading editorial pages have been following this issue for years, and are weighing in with optimism that the stalemate in Washington may finally clear this year.  They are also near unanimous in insisting… Continue »

It’s been a busy week on immigration, with President Obama delivering an immigration speech yesterday, following the unveiling of bipartisan Senate principles on Monday.  The nation’s leading editorial pages have been following this issue for years, and are weighing in with optimism that the stalemate in Washington may finally clear this year.  They are also… Continue »