Unfortunately, State-Sponsored Lawsuit Keeping TX From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of our tax... Continue »
This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of our tax base, our overall economy, and millions of families across America, the Supreme Court should recognize the... Continue »
An executive action from President Obama makes all kinds of legal, moral, and political sense — and it would have economic benefits as well.  According to a new report from the Center for American Progress, an estimated $21.2 billion in additional payroll taxes would be collected over five years if... Continue »
“IF ANYONE ought to appreciate the power of immigration to stimulate employment, it is America’s energetic anti-immigration advocates, whose jobs wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the influx of immigrants they spend their days seeking to curtail.” Zing.  Thus begins a new column from Jeff Jacoby, a noted conservative columnist, about why... Continue »
Today is the opening day for companies seeking foreign workers to file H-1B visa petitions, and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) used the opportunity to ask tech companies to stay committed to their role in the immigration reform movement.  In a letter to nine of the nation’s top tech firms,... Continue »
Of course this happened: MT: .@DSenFloor .@SenatorMenendez asked UC to pass SRes404, to honor Cesar Chavez. Republican Sen. Sessions objected. — Jose Dante Parra (@JoseDanteParra) March 31, 2014 DISGRACEFUL: 8th yr in a row @SenateGOP block my Res to honor #CesarChavez’s legacy. Hope they see the light nxt yr.... Continue »
On the heels of today’s New York Times story about California farmers who are running out of time and patience waiting for immigration reform, Greg Sargent at the Washington Post has a similar article about growers in places like Washington state (and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ district).  According to... Continue »
Two New York Times stories from this past weekend highlight the growing anger and disillusionment directed at both political parties, coming from core constituencies.  The Republicans come in for special condemnation from agricultural producers for blocking immigration reform legislation.  Meanwhile, President Obama’s record deportations are causing frustration and anger... Continue »
This week the Chamber of Commerce is renewing its push for Congress to take up immigration reform, sending a letter to Speaker Boehner asking him to take action on legislation this year.  More than 600 businesses have co-signed this letter, from Apple to McDonald’s to AT&T and more.  View the... Continue »
The current Republican fantasy on immigration reform seems to involve killing legislation this year, then passing a bill “the right way” in 2015, when they’re hoping to be in control of the Senate.  Such a bill, as advocated by nativists like Mark Krikorian, would drastically beef up border security... Continue »