November 23, 2017

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How Congress Can Make DACA Even Better

Congress has an opportunity to build on DACA's success. An immigration expert explains how. Read More »

What Republicans’ Midterm Wins Mean for Obama

There will be big changes on Capitol Hill following the Republicans' electoral wins. But will there be any changes in the policies as well? Read More »

Why Immigration Reform is Good for All

Until the White House acts, the door remains open for advocates to make a targeted argument about the universal value of federal actions to protect immigrant families from the threat of deportation. What’s more, the president’s executive action, when it occurs, will bring fiscal benefits and won’t harm American workers. Read More »

Latest Crack in US Immigration System

Undocumented immigrants who arrive as children may be well into their 40s before they get a green card.It takes the Citizenship and Immigration Services agency an average of seven years to grant immigrants green cards. Due to the structure of the immigration system that imposes a per-country cap, the wait now lasts more than two decades for Mexican immigrants. Read More »

Republicans Get a ‘Red Card’ on Immigration

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) recently used a World Cup analogy to castigate his Republican colleagues for blocking immigration reform. “Leave the field, too many flagrant offenses and unfair attacks. You’re out,” Gutierrez said. “Hit the showers. It’s the red card.”   (In case you’re not into soccer: Referees bestow red cards on players they deem guilty of misconduct warranting expulsion from the ... Read More »

Blame Cantor, Not Immigration

If Eric Cantor wants to understand his loss, he should take a good look in the mirror. His primary results were a vote against him, not against immigration reform. The sooner House Republicans accept this truth, the better off their party and the country will be. Read More »

Fasting to End Silence from Congress on Immigration

“My deportation date is April 18,” I overheard a woman say next to me in the large white tent where we were both fasting. Due to a simple miscommunication with her lawyer, Lupita received a deportation order that now threatens to send her back to a country she has not visited in more than 20 years.   She has three ... Read More »

The Different Immigration Reform Visions

Five months ago, the Senate took a historic step toward enacting immigration reform with a path to citizenship by passing S.744 — the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act — with a bipartisan supermajority. Unfortunately, the House has still not brought immigration legislation to the floor. But while many have rushed to pronounce immigration reform “dead,” House leadership ... Read More »