Despite the media hype, spending on immigration enforcement has steadily climbed since 2002 and continues to skyrocket in President Obama's administration. The following chart shows that spending for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) increased from fiscal year 2002, at almost $7.5... Continue »
On April 29, 2010, Senators Reid, Durbin, Schumer, Menendez, and Feinstein released a draft proposal for comprehensive immigration reform. The following is a summary of the core elements: border security, interior enforcement, employment verification, legal immigration reforms, and registration of undocumented workers. Continue »
Talk show host and former Congressman J.D. Hayworth has become nationally known as an expert practitioner in driving Latinos away from the Republican Party, and failing to inspire the confidence of swing voters. His primary challenge to Senator John McCain is emblematic of a tug-of-war happening in the Republican... Continue »
From faith to labor to law enforcement, more and more voices are demanding action on comprehensive immigration reform for the good of their communities and constituencies. Even more significantly, the country's demographics have shifted dramatically and Latino voters who care deeply about this issue have increased their political clout. Continue »
The series, in eight thematic installments and an introduction, discusses the roles played in the urgent battle for reform by law enforcement; undocumented students; anti-immigrant groups; the pro-immigrant movement; faith communities; farmers and agricultural laborers; business and labor interests; and, of course, the defining actors: the White House, Senate... Continue »
In recent months, some of the most anti-immigrant Members of Congress have been taking advantage of hard economic times to argue that blocking comprehensive immigration reform would somehow help the American worker. But a closer look at the voting records of these Members shows them to be some of... Continue »
Under Krikorian, the Center for Immigration Studies, whose core mission is to reduce immigration to the United States, routinely blames immigrants for everything from "voter fraud" to "global warming." Krikorian figures prominently in the network of anti-immigrant, extremist organizations founded by a man with clear ties to white nationalism:... Continue »
In the Senate, Sessions takes every opportunity to denounce comprehensive immigration reform, often in incendiary terms. The leading GOP Senator on the Judiciary Committee has aligned himself with people who bash immigrants and prioritize hate. Continue »