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5 Reasons Immigration Reform Means More Tax Revenue

Last year, the Senate passed the bipartisan Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, or S. 744, which the Congressional Budget Office, or CBO, found would have significant fiscal and economic benefits for the nation. Yet since its passage, the House of Representatives has dragged its feet and failed to act on meaningful reform. This inaction means that the United States has already …

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14 American Faith Leaders to Watch in 2014

Last year was an exciting time for faith-based movements for social justice, with religious leaders and organizations making headlines for spearheading robust local and national campaigns around issues such as gun violence, economic inequality, and immigration, among many others. The efforts of faith-based advocates were formidable, calling thousands of people across the country to action and attracting the attention of President Barack Obama. From fasts …

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How Obama Administration Can Reduce Deportations

On Thursday evening (March 13), President Barack Obama (D) told three top members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he would ask the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review options to achieve a “more humane” deportation policy.   After the President met with House Democrats Reps. Xaxier Becerra (CA), Luis Gutierrez (IL), and Ruben Hinojosa (TX), the …

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Will Immigration Reform Impact the Medicare Trust Fund?

Last year, the Senate passed the historic and bipartisan Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, or S. 744. Since then, the House of Representatives has talked a lot about immigration reform but has failed to move the legislative process forward. That inaction carries a hefty cost by delaying the significant economic and social benefits of enacting immigration reform. …

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Why Citizenship is Better for America Than Legal Status

Less than 24 hours after House Republicans released a “principles” document that outlines a piecemeal approach to immigration reform, undocumented immigrants have been cautiously optimistic about the prospects of living in America legally and without the threat of deportation. The document specifically provides an opportunity to apply for legal residence and citizenship for undocumented youths brought to the country as children. It also …

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5 Immigration Laws Passed in an Election Year

Over the past few months, we have seen a slew of news stories predicting what will happen with immigration reform in 2014, after the Senate passed a strong bipartisan reform bill last year, but the House failed to act. While these analyses differ in their predictions, most agree that the path from bill to law becomes more difficult in an election year.   Yet if history is any …

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Recent Immigrant-Friendly Laws

“While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s moving ahead. I’m not waiting,” Governor Jerry Brown (D) said last year when he passed a series of state-level immigration laws to integrate his state’s undocumented population into American life. He wasn’t the only legislator who got tired of filling a gap left by Congress.   Other legislators took similar incremental steps to reform state and local laws …

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Looking Back at 2013

The year 2013 will go down in history books as a year of wars, natural disasters, political upheavals, economic slowdowns and stagnations, polarization and terrorism. The year’s lows were still better than 2012, especially on world economic front. It still faces huge challenges but early signs of betterment are good news for the downtrodden around the globe.   The US …

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