As countless reports and briefings by now have noted, the US-Mexico border is more secure than ever.  Even though a 2007 immigration reform bill did not pass through Congress and become law, every border security benchmark from that bill has since been met or exceeded.  Yet many legislators who find it more convenient to sit… Continue »

La reunión no fue anunciada por la Casa Blanca, pero se trata, según algunos activistas pro reforma, de la implicación más directa del presidente Obama en las negociaciones migratorias en el Senado hasta la fecha. La reunión bipartidista suscitó elogios de grupos cívicos, empresariales y policiales en todo el país, que continúan presionando para que el… Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC  – La pasada semana el senador republicano de Arizona, John McCain, enfrentó a la dura derecha en una asamblea pública donde los antiinmigrantes fueron el plato fuerte reclamándole su renovado apoyo a una reforma migratoria amplia y donde uno incluso dijo que la única forma… Continue »

Further evidence of the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system was on display this week, when ICE–in anticipation of the upcoming sequester–released several hundred immigrants from their detention facilities.  It’s unclear where this policy came from, but immigrants–who have been the focus of decades of political battles–are now being used as a weapon in the debate over… Continue »

Washington Post (Blog): Citing fiscal crunch, the government releases “several hundred” detained immigrants By Suzy Khimm Associated Press: McCain and Graham press Obama on border security, later praise president on immigration issue Reuters: Lindsey Graham Emerges As Strong Voice In Congress By John Whitesides USA Today: Ad hits Sen. Lindsey Graham on immigration work By… Continue »

Labor unions, business leaders, faith denominations, law enforcement, and conservative pundits and lawmakers have all joined a coalition of voices pushing for immigration reform this year.  The tech industry–with its particular interest in more H-1B visas for high-skilled tech workers–is coming onboard too, this week announcing a “virtual march for immigration reform” designed to pressure lawmakers… Continue »