Federal legislation to improve the nation’s immigration system is taking a step forward this week, when the Senate Gang of 8 immigration bill goes into markup, but advocates today are reminding President Obama of the high cost of strict immigration enforcement and what he can do to alleviate the problem. A new study from Lake… Continue »

Between May and June 2013 Global Strategy conducted a poll which collected the following information. – 71% of voters support an immigration reform package that resembles the Senate plan… 71% of voters support a package including a path to citizenship, increased border security, increased worker immigration and employer verification requirement. – Including 74% of “conservative Republicans”… Continue »

GLOBAL STRATEGY GROUP/BASEWOOD RESEARCH (May 6) 71% of voters support an immigration reform package that resembles the Senate plan… 71% of voters support a package including a path to citizenship, increased border security, increased worker immigration and employer verification requirement. …including 74% of “conservative Republicans” and 67% of swing voters. 4 times as many voters… Continue »

Today, over 100 high profile artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, comedians, directors, producers, and performers are joining the growing movement for immigration reform, and  calling on President Obama and Congress to pass legislation with a pathway to citizenship. Members of the creative community who are speaking out for humane reform include Russell Banks, W. Kamau Bell,… Continue »

La Heritage Foundation sostiene en un nuevo informe que el proyecto bipartidista de reforma a la ley de inmigración pendiente en el Senado costaría a los contribuyentes 6,3 billones de dólares.  El estudio del grupo conservador opuesto a una reforma seguramente será criticado.  Heritage dijo que el costo procede de más de 9 billones en… Continue »

Hoy martes, es la última fecha para que los legisladores en el Comité Judicial del Senado, presenten enmiendas al proyecto de ley sobre reforma migratoria. El inicio de la primera batalla pública de este año.  Mientras, en la Cámara de Representantes, aumenta la presión para que no se difunda una propuesta paralela.  El debate llegará… Continue »

New York Times: G.O.P. Opponents Plan Immigration Bill Attack By Ashley Parker Reuters: Former Senator DeMint takes center stage in immigration debate By Caren Bohan Washington Post: On immigration legislation, fissures emerge within conservative ranks By David Nakamura Huffington Post: Heritage Immigration Report Predicts Huge Cost, Draws Ire By Elise Foley Talking Points Memo: Heritage… Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings,  asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice:   WASHINGTON –  No hay que cantar victoria antes de lo recomendado, pero hay que admitir que la reforma migratoria que comienza a debatirse en el Comité Judicial del Senado a partir de este jueves ya ha sobrevivido varias muertes, y le quedan varias por delante.   Cuando… Continue »

As the Senate’s bipartisan Gang of 8 immigration bill moves toward markup later this week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, immigration reform opponents are increasingly public and vocal. Current Heritage Foundation president and former Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), whose reputation as a researcher is, um, questionable, is claiming reform will cost zillions and zillions over decades and decades.… Continue »

Really?  DeMint, Sessions and Krikorian the Face of the GOP opposition?  As the Senate’s bipartisan Gang of 8 immigration bill moves toward markup later this week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, immigration reform opponents are increasingly public and vocal. Current Heritage Foundation president and former Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), whose reputation as a researcher is,… Continue »