What impact does your birth certificate have on your daily life? For undocumented immigrants in Texas, birth certificates are becoming a nightmare – as they struggle to secure a document that would allow their newborns to take advantage of vital services. The issue is not a new one, but as The New York Times reports,… Continue »

Racial demagoguery may be shameless political theater to Donald Trump and his Presidential campaign, but his words are having a dangerous, real-life effect. As Frank Sharry has noted, the emergence of white nationalist and neo-Nazi support for Trump shows “he is fostering a climate that demonizes and dehumanizes 55 million Latinos because of the way they… Continue »

As the first GOP Presidential debate approaches next week, immigration is sure to become a heated — and contentious — topic among the Republican candidates, many of whom are verging to the far-right on immigration in an attempt to woo primary voters. But we know it’s about so much more than just politicking here. Immigration isn’t just… Continue »

WHY CAN’T UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS JUST “GET LEGAL?” AND OTHER IMMIGRATION REFORM FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS) Updated October 2019 Table of Contents I. Immigration 101 Who are the undocumented? Why do some immigrants come without papers? Why can’t immigrants just “get legal”? How do immigrants get deported? Why don’t we use the term “illegal immigrant”? What’s… Continue »

Much has happened in immigration this year — which means much has happened with the anti-immigrant extremists opposing it.  Nativists this year have railed at length about immigration in relation to scabies, ebola, terrorists, ISIS, ethnic cleansing, and so much more.  Rounding it up for us is the Anti-Defamation League — please view their post here… Continue »

Yesterday, forty national faith leaders delivered a succinct, one-sentence message to President Obama urging him not to compromise the lives of children fleeing violence in any future executive action. With new reports of Honduran children being killed following their deportation from the US and Mexico, the short message underscores the critical importance of protecting children… Continue »

h/t the Imagine 2050 blog at Center for New Community: Stephen Steinlight, the Senior Policy Analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies, along with his CIS cohorts have said some pretty outrageous things before.  But this time he may really have gone too far.  Speaking at the Highlands Tea Party in Sebring, Florida this weekend, Steinlight suggested… Continue »

Updated November 2012 | Click here to download PDF Outcome of Key Contests Will Influence Path Forward on Immigration Reform Next Year In fifteen House races America’s Voice identified as Races to Watch for Supporters of Immigration Reform in the election, supporters and champions of immigrant rights won ten and lost five. Six of those races… Continue »

Next week, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments on Arizona’s arch-anti-immigrant law, SB 1070—an all-important, game-changing clash between the federal supremacy clause, the need for federal immigration reform, and the belief that states can and should pursue efforts to make undocumented immigrants self-deport. Activists, officials, lawyers, and lawmakers all over the nation have… Continue »

Next week, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments on Arizona’s arch-anti-immigrant law, SB 1070—an all-important, game-changing clash between the federal supremacy clause, the need for federal immigration reform, and the belief that states can and should pursue efforts to make undocumented immigrants self-deport. Activists, officials, lawyers, and lawmakers all over the nation have… Continue »