"Congress must address the broken immigration system to get more workers and more employers onto the tax rolls and restore fairness to our labor market. We need a program that requires undocumented workers to come out of the shadows, undergo a background check, pay their back taxes, and... Continue »
"This is a dramatic breakthrough that greatly improves the chances of enacting comprehensive immigration reform this year. It points to the fact that reform is good for workers, good for honest employers who are undercut by unscrupulous competitors, good for taxpayers, and good for the rule of law.... Continue »
"Since the election, we have been stating our belief that President Obama would keep his campaign promise to tackle immigration reform during his first year. But critics and skeptics have argued that addressing immigration reform later this year would be impossible because of the down economy. Again,... Continue »
Washington, DC - Yesterday's IL-5 special election to find Rahm Emanuel's replacement is the latest evidence that voters support pro-immigration reform candidates instead of those running on harsh, anti-immigration platforms. Commissioner Mike Quigley trounced virulently anti-immigrant crusader and Republican candidate Rosanna Pulido by a very large margin. "The national... Continue »
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this terrible tragedy. This is a time for mourning, not a time for pointing fingers and placing blame. The facts of the incident will be cleared in time. The immigrant community of Binghamton has been attacked, and... Continue »
The report, The Obama Opportunity on Immigration Enforcement, finds that “the Bush Administration’s priorities for immigration enforcement led to missed opportunities to strengthen immigration enforcement, crackdown on unscrupulous employers, and secure the border. The Administration was distracted by a focus on garden variety immigration law violators rather than unscrupulous... Continue »
"The DREAM Act would fix one of the clearest examples of America's nonsensical immigration laws," said Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice. "For too long, high school valedictorians and college graduates have been unable to fully live up to their potential. Imagine growing up in the... Continue »
The report concludes that “Labor has left thousands of actual victims of wage theft who sought federal government assistance with nowhere to turn. Unfortunately, far too often the result is unscrupulous employers’ taking advantage of our country’s low-wage workers.” “Under the previous Administration, unscrupulous employers were given a... Continue »