Range of Developments Show Why Real Reform on its Way in 2013 A range of developments underscores the momentum behind immigration reform, while highlighting the newfound support for reform from both traditional and non-traditional backers.  Even the spate of stories last week that asked if business and labor disputes would help scuttle the overall reform… Continue »

Happening in the U.S. House of Representatives this week are not one, not two, but three subcommittee hearings on immigration-related topics, spanned across two different committees (Homeland Security and Judiciary). All House Committees are, of course, currently controlled by Republicans.  Unlike the hearings of the last few weeks, these next three will not be full committee… Continue »

Momentum is building each day for immigration reform, with a full-throated legislative debate set to start next month.  Today, America’s Voice Education Fund and fellow immigration experts held the first in a series of weekly press briefings, or Immigration Reform “Office Hours.”  Each week, a different and diverse group of speakers will share the latest information on… Continue »

Advocates Give Analysis and Updates During First in a Series of Weekly Briefings on Immigration Debate in Congress Momentum is building each day for immigration reform, with a full-throated legislative debate set to start next month.  Today, America’s Voice Education Fund and fellow immigration experts held the first in a series of weekly press briefings,… Continue »

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd reiterated his optimism that immigration reform will pass this year.  Said Todd, “Just one number you need to know: 71.  That was the percentage of Hispanics that Obama won…It’s gonna happen.” Whether one relies on the 71% figure from the network exit polls or the 75% figure from the… Continue »

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd reiterated his optimism that immigration reform will pass this year.  Said Todd, “Just one number you need to know: 71.  That was the percentage of Hispanics that Obama won…It’s gonna happen.” Whether one relies on the 71% figure from the network exit polls or… Continue »

Updated March 22, 2013 | Download PDF here Since the 2012 election, leading Republican and conservative voices are calling for a new Republican approach to immigration, as evidenced by the following quotes: Quotes by U.S. Senators and House Members Since the announcement of a framework for comprehensive immigration reform by the ‘Gang of Eight’ group of… Continue »

In poll after poll, Americans consistently demonstrate they believe allowing the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States to pursue citizenship is a sensible position.  When given a choice, they choose full citizenship for the undocumented over second-class status.  Here are the most recent polls. QUINNIPIAC (February 2013) 56% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT PATH TO… Continue »

Leadership on the House Judiciary Committee has recently changed hands—Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is now the chair of Judiciary, while Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) chairs the Immigration Subcommittee.  We’ve written posts on both of them recently about how their records aren’t particularly distinguishable from their notoriously anti-immigrant colleagues, Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Lamar Smith… Continue »

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 »