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POLL: February 2013–Washington Post

70% of all voters support creating a path to citizenship for the undocumented. Asked if they favored “creating a way for illegal immigrants already here to become citizens,” 70% of voters agreed that they favored the proposal. 60% of Republicans support a path to citizenship on the merits. 60% of Republicans said they favored “creating a way” … Continue reading »

Events This Week in Immigration: Condoleeza Rice, AFL-CIO in Vegas, Bibles and Badges, and DREAMers

Along with the State of the Union address tonight and the Senate Judiciary Committee’s immigration hearing tomorrow, there’s a lot of activity as the broad coalition supporting citizenship expands — and momentum continues to grow. Here’s an update on what else has been happening this week in immigration reform: Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice … Continue reading »

Must-Read Articles on Immigration, February 12, 2013

Even on the Republican side, things have changed on immigration.  Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Tom Tancredo’s successor, now says that he supports a path to citizenship for some immigrants, and legal status for others, while Fox News’ Roger Ailes says “I don’t have any problem with a path to citizenship.” Voice of America: Lia Parada … Continue reading »

Previewing the State of the Union: Meet the DREAMers Who Will Be Present for the Speech

When President Obama gives his fifth State of the Union speech tonight, at least four DREAMers will be in the audience—Alan Aleman, Julieta Garibay, Gabino Sanchez, and Ambar Pinto.  Their presence will be a testament to how far the immigrant rights movement has come in recent years—as will the testimony of Jose Antonio Vargas at … Continue reading »

SOTU Response Gives Marco Rubio Opportunity To Lay Out His Immigration Views In English and Spanish

Tomorrow night, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union. After he’s finished, Senator Marco Rubio will deliver the Republican response in both English and Spanish. We are, of course, interested in what both have to say about the prospects for real immigration reform this year. Two weeks ago, the President laid out his … Continue reading »

Where’s the Action on Immigration Reform this Week? At Wednesday’s Senate Hearing More than at Tuesday’s SOTU

On Tuesday night, President Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) are expected to promote immigration reform, which has emerged as at top priority in 2013.  But Tuesday night will simply continue the momentum behind the reform effort initiated in January at the Senate press conference announcing … Continue reading »

Where’s the Action on Immigration Reform this Week? At Wednesday’s Senate Hearing More than at Tuesday’s SOTU

On Tuesday night, President Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) are expected to promote immigration reform, which has emerged as at top priority in 2013.  But Tuesday night will simply continue the momentum behind the reform effort initiated in January at the Senate press conference announcing … Continue reading »