You’ve heard it from us over and over: there’s a new politics of immigration reform, shaped by the 2012 elections. That new politics means immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million, is under serious consideration in Congress. The Democrats promised it. And the Republicans need it. E.J. Dionne, one of the… Continue »

The Daily Show last night with Jon Stewart and correspondents Al Madrigal and Jessica Williams covered the hot immigration news of this week with their own take on why Republicans are suddenly so willing to come to the table on reform.  As Al Madrigal said: To see Republicans in a last-ditch attempt to ensure the… Continue »

TIME: Q & A with Immigration Reform Advocate Frank Sharry By Alex Rogers January 30, 2013 New York Times: On Immigration, Obama Assumes Upper Hand By Michael Shear and Mark Landler January 30, 2013 Talking Points Memo: Obama Promises To Put ‘Everything I’ve Got’ Behind Immigration Reform By Pema Levy Alternet: Obama Pushes Ahead With… Continue »

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 »

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 »

Huffington Post: John McCain, Chuck Schumer On Immigration Bill: We Want 80 Votes By Elise Foley January 30, 2013 La Opinión (Editorial) The path to citizenship January 29, 2013 Washington Post(Blog): Immigration reform: Five places where Obama and the Senate agree By Ezra Klein January 29, 2013 Washington Post (Blog): Want tighter border security? You’re… Continue »

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The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to today’s immigration speech from President Obama: President Obama today provided another reminder why we are optimistic about immigration reform in 2013.  During the President’s speech, he laid down a clear and important marker for the impending debate by… Continue »