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 »

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 »

As we head into another big week in immigration—President Obama is expected to mention immigration in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, as will Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in his rebuttal; also the Senate will hold an immigration hearing on Wednesday—here’s a roundup of weekend talk shows and editorials that continue to stress… Continue »

Ahead of the President’s State of the Union Address and next week’s kick-off hearing on immigration reform in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Latino, Asian, and immigration leaders gathered on a press call today to clarify a few key aspects about the swirling immigration policy debate.  On today’s call, advocates discussed some of the requirements they… Continue »

This week alone, a raft of new polling has underscored the fact that a majority of Americans want immigration reform with a path to citizenship—not legalization without citizenship or any mass deportation option.  Quinnipiac finds that 56% of all Americans support the creation of a roadmap to citizenship, the Washington Post/ABC News has the number… Continue »

Ahead of the President’s State of the Union Address and next week’s kick-off hearing on immigration reform in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Latino, Asian, and immigration leaders gathered on a press call today to clarify a few key aspects about the swirling immigration policy debate.  On today’s call, advocates discussed some of the requirements they… Continue »

Yesterday we wrote about Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), who apparently believes that it’s a good idea to support immigration reform that legalizes immigrants—but never gives them the opportunity to apply for citizenship.  As arguments yesterday made clear, withholding citizenship in immigration reform is bad for the economy, unfair, and un-American.  Here are a few more… Continue »