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Rep. Jeff Denham: Legalization Without Citizenship is "un-American"

In advance of a House Republican summit and statement of principles on immigration that is expected to mention legalization — but not citizenship — for undocumented immigrants, one House Republican is firing back against the idea of preventing people from becoming citizens. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) told Jorge Ramos yesterday that “you have to have some type … Continue reading »

Big Week Ahead for Immigration Reform From SOTU To Cambridge, Maryland

Tonight, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union. Over the weekend, pundits and reporters obsessively speculated about what the President will say and how he will address key issues, like immigration reform. In a letter to supporters Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President, laid out the President’s 2014 meme: In this year of action, the … Continue reading »

David Leopold: Legalization vs. Citizenship is False Choice

This morning, we lifted up La Opinión’s new editorial on immigration reform, “The Citizenship Lie,” which discusses reform must contain citizenship.  The editorial’s answer: yes, because “the mere idea of creating a separate category of people by arbitrarily limiting their integration into society and future political participation is repugnant, considering the history and ideals that … Continue reading »

CBS News Asks: Can Immigration Reform Pass in 2014? Our Unrelenting Movement Will Make It Happen.

We can’t count the number of times this question of whether immigration reform can pass has been asked.  Last week, at our last “Office Hours” of the year, a number of advocates made the case about the unrelenting pressure from our movement, which only continues to grow. Frank Sharry said, “The immigration movement has been growing … Continue reading »

Congress Worked 21 Hours A Week This Year. Here’s Your New Year’s Resolution, House GOP: Do Your Jobs.

Last month, we kicked off the “Do Your Jobs” campaign to remind Congress of all the immigrants who are working hard to produce our food and drink this holiday season, fromThanksgiving turkeys to Christmas trees.  We have profiled a series of immigrant workers who work every day to contribute to our country. Now, we’re profiling one last … Continue reading »

America’s Voice and United Farm Workers Send Special Holiday Cards to Key House Republicans

Immigrants are Working Hard to Make this Holiday Season Special for America, When Will House Republicans Start Doing Their Jobs Too? Washington, DC – While Members of Congress are on holiday recess, immigrants are working hard—as they do every day of the year – in some of our country’s toughest jobs.  We’ve been profiling workers … Continue reading »

Define American Presents The Pledge: A Symbol of Unity for the Immigration Movement

From Define American, a new symbol of unity for the immigration movement: When immigrants become U.S. citizens, they swear an oath. We should all be willing to do that. Let’s renew our vows to America: I pledge to be an active American to show up for others to govern my self to help govern my … Continue reading »

As Family Separations Continue, Immigrant Advocates, Nancy Pelosi and Others Press for Immigration Enforcement Reform

Washington, DC – The human toll of our failed immigration system and unrelenting deportations mounts every single day.  As the holiday season approaches, the Obama Administration is on track to break yet another deportation record.  The tragic case of Ardany Rosales Lemus illustrates the price of inaction that is paid by American families every day … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform: A Year in Review

New America’s Voice Blog Posts Recap Highlight Moments and Best Pictures from 2013 Washington, DC – 2013 was a big year for immigration reform. Over the last year, a deep and diverse coalition has come together to fight for immigration legislation that would create a new roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented Americans.  Our movement has … Continue reading »