By Maribel Hastings, Senior Advisor at America’s Voice The House Judiciary Committee’s first hearing on immigration reform clarified that many Republicans are opposed to a clear path to citizenship. Even Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) identified the “question of the day” as whether there was a third way between... Continue »
Here’s the press release from UWD: Today, on a telephonic press conference, immigrant youth leaders with United We Dream released 20 specific policy principles for immigration reform, laying out a common-sense agenda for change and demanding a path to citizenship in less than 7 years without any unreasonable or unfair requirements.  As the... Continue »
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),... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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’... Continue »
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 for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Stephen Colbert on immigration reform (transcript here): The... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »