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Ciudadanía, ¿algo extremo?

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice WASHINGTON,   DC –   La primera audiencia del panel Judicial  de la Cámara  Baja sobre la reforma migratoria dejó en claro la oposición republicana a una clara vía a la ciudadanía e incluso el presidente del panel, Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), formuló la “pregunta del día” al … Continue reading »

Citizenship: The Mainstream Position in the Immigration Debate

During the House Judiciary Committee immigration hearing yesterday, Republicans’ attempted to define a policy that offers undocumented immigrants “legal residency but not a path to citizenship” as the “middle-ground option in the debate over immigration” according to the New York Times.  Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) asked, “Are there options we should consider between the extremes of … Continue reading »

POLL: Washington Post/ABC News, February 6, 2013

From January 30th-February 3rd, 2013, Langer Research Associates conducted a poll of 1,038 adults for the Washington Post and ABC News. The poll has a margin of error of +/-3.5%. A majority of Americans favor a path to citizenship. 55 percent of respondents said they supported a path to citizenship for the undocumented, while 41 percent … Continue reading »

Greg Sargent Explains Pathway to Citizenship is The Middle Ground In Immigration Debate

At The Plum Line, Greg Sargent has been getting to the crux of the policy and politics of immigration. Over the past couple days, he has written several important posts on the issue. This morning, Greg wrote: In recent days, Republicans have begun to spin misleading impressions of the two parties’ positions in the immigration debate. They … Continue reading »

Immigration Videos to Watch This Week

DREAMers protesting today’s immigration hearing: (Watch C-SPAN video of the hearing itself here.)   Up with Chris Hayes: immigration panel last week with Lorella Praeli of United We DREAM: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Stephen Colbert on immigration reform (transcript here): The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report … Continue reading »

Immigrant, Asian and Latino Leaders React to House Immigration Hearing, Say Time for Citizenship is Now

Today, the House Judiciary Committee held this year’s first hearing on immigration – a chance to put forward immigration solutions that would strengthen our country.  What’s at stake in this debate has been clearly laid out by President Obama and the bipartisan group of Senators – citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans. While some in … Continue reading »

POLL: February 2013–Public Policy Polling

Over 60% of voters support a path to citizenship. 64% of voters nationally think illegal immigrants should be given a chance to apply for legal citizenship, compared to only 27% who think they should be deported back to their home countries. This includes a majority of white voters and a plurality of Republicans. Over two thirds of … Continue reading »

Not Enough: Cantor Speech Changes Immigration Tone, Not Policy, While Boehner Won't Answer On Citizenship

As the House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing on immigration reform, the two top Republicans in the House are talking about the issue. In a widely publicized event, House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor is giving a policy speech today at the American Enterprise Institute, following an interview today with CBS’ “This Morning” where the Congressman previewed his … Continue reading »