While federal lawmakers cautiously mull over the possibility of dropping a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year, legislators in Arizona have passed yet another law that criminalizes undocumented immigrants. What's more, the Arizona House is advancing a bill that would require the Arizona Secretary of State to review President... Continue »
This post is a weekly feature by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium Blogger: According to a recent study described by New America Media, passing comprehensive immigration reform and providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants  wouldn’t negatively impact the job market for those who are already citizens. This is... Continue »
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), started a hubbub among comprehensive immigration reform advocates last week when he expressed to members of the Capitol press corps that progressive immigration legislation was "dead" for 2010 due to the contentious passage of health care reform. But the battle isn't over yet. In... Continue »
As the health care debate comes to a close, there's no better time to introduce comprehensive immigration reform. Hundreds of thousands of immigrant rights supporters from all over the country congregated on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday to demand immigration reform in 2010. It was the... Continue »
The Public Policy Institute of California conducted a statewide poll of 2,002 Californian residents from March 9 to 16, 2010.  The margin of error was +/- 2%.   Strong majorities of all adults and likely voters in California believe immigration policy in the United States is in need of... Continue »
The Public Religion Research Institute conducted a national poll of 1,201 American voters from March 5 to 11, 2010. The margin of error for the national sample is +/- 3%. The current system is widely understood to be broken. Nationally, 56% of Americans of faith say that the immigration... Continue »
Fed up with Congress and frustrated with President Barack Obama's brief mention of immigration reform in the State of the Union address, immigrant rights supporters are now organizing around the clock to push legislators to move on reform in 2010. It will not be an easy feat. Continue »
Professional pundits and Democratic politicians are in a frenzy over what Martha Coakley's senate seat loss to Republican Scott Brown might mean for American politics. Immigration reform in jeopardy As Harold Meyerson of the American Prospect reports, the loss of one seat probably won't derail heath care reform, but it does... Continue »
"Is it ever 'the right time' to pass immigration reform and a path to legalization?" asks Maribel Hastings at New America Media. The short answer? Yes. Our national economic situation dictates that we are smart about the resources available to us all. It's also a moral imperative to adjust... Continue »
As we usher the last decade into the realm of memory, it's time to stop viewing immigration reform as an Us vs. Them issue. The metaphors and language we use are key to framing a debate because they can communicate broader truths via association. For example, a scientist might... Continue »