After the shadowy Bush years, the emergence of reasonable policy can be a little surprising. Immigration law has suffered from a lack of planning and is often influenced by fear rooted in the Sept. 11 attacks. But the national dialogue on immigration has begun to grow healthier. Activists, immigration... Continue »
Earlier this year, McCain called on the Rupublican Party to adopt a new outreach strategy towards America's growing Hispanic population, advocating for positive messages instead of the inflammatory rhetoric which has created a negative opinion of the GOP. Shortly after, Senator Mel Martinez, FL-R, announced that he would be resigning... Continue »
The Obama administration today revealed their plans for the anticipated immigration detention make-over -- much-needed reform of a system that is itself primarily based on a broken immigration system. This is, no doubt, a step in the right direction. Continue »
Notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio is at it again. This time, he has told various local media outlets that he has signed a new agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will continue participating in what is known as the 287(g) program, which, among other things, allows... Continue »
On Friday, October 2, 2009, it was announced that the 2016 Olympics would be held in Rio de Janeiro, much to Chicago's dismay. The Windy City, which was also in the running for hosting the event, ended up as the least popular choice of the four cities that... Continue »
With a prolonged health care debate sucking up all of the energy in Congress at the moment, there's still some very good news for common-sense immigration reform, from the New York Times today. Continue »
Anti-immigrant groups like FAIR, aided and abetted by pundits like CNN's on-air immigrant-basher Lou Dobbs, and validated by rabble-rousing Congressmen like Joe Wilson, were trying to kill health care reform with their typical line that new benefits were going to be provided to undocumented immigrants. It wasn't true—but, as... Continue »
By Nezua, Media Consortium Blogger. "It's a sad irony that a President who wants to unite opposing factions presides over an increasingly entrenched and partisan political landscape. There seems to be no satisfactory compromise for both the health care and immigration reform debates. Well-worn rallying cries and talking points... Continue »
By guest blogger Madhuri from the Restrore Fairness blog: "I am deeply disappointed that the Obama administration has failed to bring about immigration reform. Whereas I know he has the intention to do so, getting the job done is another story. Words from the farewell letter written by Dov... Continue »
Today the Senate Finance Committee is considering several key amendments on immigration to the current health insurance reform legislation. The worst amendments are sponsored by Senators Kyl (R-AZ), Grassley (R-IA) and Ensign (R-NV). Check out this alert by reform advocates working on the intersection of healthcare and... Continue »