Courtesy of Washington Post:  PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you. It is good to be back in Las Vegas. (APPLAUSE) And it is good to be among so many good friends. Let — let me start off by thanking everybody at Del Sol High School… Continue »

There’s been an enormous amount of commentary reflecting on yesterday’s release of bipartisan principles for immigration reform from a Gang of 8 Senators, and previewing President Obama’s speech on immigration later today. Here’s a roundup: The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal editorial boards agree that progress on this issue is a… Continue »

Cross-posted at USA Today: If immigration reform is to succeed, Congress needs to create a road map to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants who want to be full-fledged Americans. That road map should consist of: Reasonable requirements. Immigrants must pass background checks, pay taxes, study English and be of good moral character. A reasonable… Continue »

USA Today (Opposing View): 8 years is enough to wait for citizenship By Frank Sharry January 28, 2013 Washington Post: Obama to announce his immigration reform plan, said to be more liberal than Senate effort By David Nakamura and Rosalind Helderman January 29, 2013 Politico: John Boehner mum on immigration plan By Jake Sherman January… Continue »

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In advance of the official release of a bipartisan set of principles on immigration reform from a group of Senators, leaders of civil rights, labor, and immigration groups gathered together in Washington today to call on President Obama and Congress to enact immigration reform with a roadmap to citizenship this year.  Their press conference also… Continue »

A bipartisan group of Senators is scheduled to release their principles for immigration reform this afternoon, and in advance of the development Huffington Post Live hosted a discussion panel with our Deputy Director, Lynn Tramonte.  The panel discussed the GOP and its recent shifts in immigration; watch it below: As Lynn said during the discussion… Continue »

A bipartisan group of Senators has announced a set of immigration reform principles to help guide the impending legislative debate.  Ahead of President Obama’s immigration address tomorrow in Las Vegas, today’s agreement is a notable marker on the way to enacting immigration reform in 2013. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s… Continue »

New York Times: Senators Offer a New Blueprint for Immigration By Julia Preston January 28, 2013 San Diego Union-Tribune: Immigration debate has crystallized around the 11 million By Elizabeth Aguilera January 26, 2013 Los Angeles Times: Senators agree on immigration overhaul plan By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro January 27, 2013 Huffington Post: John McCain On… Continue »

Calls for real immigration reform that includes citizenship were made loud and clear on the Sunday morning show roundup this morning.  Between Senators John McCain and Robert Menendez on ABC’s “This Week,” to Senator Dick Durbin on Fox News Sunday, to Rep. Paul Ryan on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the evidence that immigration reform will become reality for 11… Continue »