The Drum Major Institute (DMI), a think tank devoted to strengthening the American middle class, published their assessment this week that comprehensive immigration reform "will boost our nation's economy and strengthen and expand its middle class." In their analysis of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and... Continue »
Two stories, Documents Reveal Earlier Immigrant Deaths and Officials Hid Truth of Immigrant Deaths in Jail, that ran recently in the New York Times illustrate in devastating detail, once again, the extent of our broken immigration system. The stories chronicled the deadly consequences of jailing undocumented immigrants in a haphazard... Continue »
Despite conventional wisdom in Washington that the economic downturn and high unemployment makes now a bad time for Congress to debate comprehensive immigration reform, a series of polls conducted in November 2008, May 2009, and December 2009 show that the American people want Congress to tackle the issue in... Continue »
Some inside-the-beltway pundits argue that comprehensive immigration reform legislation has little chance of being brought up this year because it makes no sense to legalize millions of undocumented immigrant workers during a down economy. A new report by the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Center proves... Continue »
America's Voice strongly commends New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for using the occasion of his recent inaugural address to make an extraordinary pledge of leadership on the national issue of immigration. In his remarks he promised to organize a bipartisan group of elected officials from around the... Continue »
America's Voice commends the U.S. Department of Justice for charging three officers of the Shenandoah, Pa. police department with obstruction of justice and other crimes in the beating death of a Mexican immigrant by several local teenagers last year. Continue »
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said today that comprehensive immigration reform will strengthen the U.S. economy. At an event sponsored by the Center for American Progress, Solis and Locke said that the broken immigration system favors unscrupulous employers at the expense of workers by allowing... Continue »
Tomorrow Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a key congressional champion for sensible immigration policy, and other Congressional champions will introduce comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the House of Representatives, officially kicking off legislative efforts to repair the nation's broken immigration system. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity... Continue »