New revelations in the New York Times today show how U.S. immigration authorities under President Bush colluded with a Mississippi marine oil-rig company to punish workers exercising their labor rights. The article details shocking correspondence between the employer, Signal International, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),... Continue »
While some pundits are preparing to declare comprehensive immigration reform dead for this year, the fact is that plans to move forward on immigration reform are still very much in motion. Though President Obama's State of the Union address gave only a brief mention of his support for... Continue »
President Obama was right to focus on the economy and jobs in his State of the Union address tonight, because the economic downturn is a concern of every American. He was also right to talk about immigration reform for a simple reason: immigration reform will make our economy... Continue »
In today's Congress Daily, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) identified the key lesson both parties need to learn from the special election in Massachusetts this week: the American people sent policymakers to Washington to solve tough problems, not run from them. He blasted politicians who think the smartest strategy... Continue »
As the results in Massachusetts demonstrate, Americans remain angry and frustrated at the status quo. They want real action on real issues that will benefit the average hardworking American. They want our politicians to focus on solving problems not scoring political points. They want jobs created,... Continue »
Reacting to the Obama Administration's decision to halt deportations to Haiti and extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to undocumented Haitians living in the U.S., anti-immigration zealot Rep. Steve King (R-IA) instead used the Haitian earthquake as a pretext to advance his extremist beliefs. In a candid admission of his view... Continue »
"Deporting some 30,000 Haitian immigrants to Haiti at time when that country is reeling from a devastating earthquake would have only compounded the crisis and made it impossible for the Haitian government to absorb these immigrants, much less help them get settled," said Frank Sharry, Executive Director of... Continue »
Inside-the-beltway skepticism about the prospects of immigration reform often hinge on three misplaced beliefs – that immigration reform is unpopular with the public; that reform is bad policy in a down economy; and that tackling reform is a political non-starter given our current dynamics and the upcoming midterm elections.... Continue »