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Infographic: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border Enforcement

U.S. Mexico borderThose opposed to comprehensive immigration reform still point to deficiencies in border security as a reason to stall new immigration policy, but they are ignoring the facts.

By Marshall Fitz and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, January 4, 2013

Piecemeal Immigration Proposals Miss the Point: A Path to Citizenship Is a Political and Policy Imperative

Promise Arizona in ActionAddressing the undocumented population should be the core of any comprehensive immigration reform. Ignoring this population will neither address the key issues nor help parties gain political favor.

By Marshall Fitz | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Progressive Immigration Policies Will Strengthen the American Economy

immigrant businessesCongress can unleash the economic potential of millions of new Americans by developing a legislative solution to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.

By Ann Garcia and Marshall Fitz | Monday, December 10, 2012

Poniendo los inmigrantes indocumentados en el camino hacia la ciudadanía ayudará al Congreso superar una serie de obstáculos políticos

Undocumented immigrantsVerdadera reforma migratoria que se ocupa de manera practica y responsable con los 11 millones de personas que viven en Estados Unidos sin estatus migratorio ha sido difícil de lograr en la última década. Paralización partidista repetidamente le ha impedido al Congreso de reformar el sistema de inmigración. Como resultado, los únicos constantes en la […]

By Marshall Fitz | Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Time to Legalize Our 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants article icon Issue Brief The failure to deal realistically with our nation’s undocumented population is not only economically self-defeating but also creates roadblocks to honest discussions and meaningful solutions on other important issues.

By Marshall Fitz | Wednesday, November 14, 2012

El Éxito de la política de acción diferida para las personas que llegaron en su niñez

GED classLos Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de los EE.UU. han dado a conocer recientemente una segunda ronda de datos sobre la Política de Acción Diferida para las Personas Que Llegaron en su Niñez. Desde que se inició su aplicación a mediados de agosto, se han aceptado cerca de 180.000 solicitudes […]

By Marshall Fitz, Patrick Oakford, and Ann Garcia | Monday, November 5, 2012

The Early Success of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Policy

GED classIn the two months since President Obama’s deferred-action plan started, more than 4,500 eligible youth have received a two-year reprieve from deportation and a work permit, giving them a shot at the American Dream.

By Marshall Fitz, Patrick Oakford, and Ann Garcia | Friday, October 26, 2012

Not Another Arizona

California’s TRUST Act focuses on community safety and fiscal responsibility without straying into immigration policy, write Andrea Alajbegovic and Marshall Fitz.

By Andrea Alajbegovic and Marshall Fitz | Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sea Change for Immigration Politics

Politicians, or at least some of them, are finally catching up to public opinion and 21st-century demographic realities, writes Marshall Fitz.

By Marshall Fitz | Monday, July 16, 2012

Video: What the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arizona’s Immigration Law Means

play_alt icon Video Angela Kelley and Marshall Fitz of the Center for American Progress's Immigration Policy team discuss what the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law, S.B. 1070, means for Arizonans, other states considering similar laws, and Latino voters.

By Angela Maria Kelley and Marshall Fitz | Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Obama’s Immigration Policy Will Grow the Economy

The Obama administration’s courageous decision to grant innocent, undocumented youth protection from deportation makes good sense from a moral, economic, and political perspective. Here are five reasons why: First, and most importantly, it is the right thing to do. These kids are blameless and a clear national consensus has emerged that they should be given […]

By Marshall Fitz | Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Triunfos y Retos en el 30⁰ aniversario de Plyler v. Doe

Introducción y resumen Hace treinta años la Corte Suprema resolvió una cuestión profunda en la vida estadounidense: si es que los estados pueden prohibirle a los niños indocumentados a que reciban una educación pública.

By Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Ann Garcia | Friday, June 15, 2012

Triumphs and Challenges on the 30th Anniversary of Plyler v. Doe

book_alt2 icon Report Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Ann Garcia discuss the challenges to the landmark Supreme Court case Plyler v. Doe and explain why society is better off with it in place.

By Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Ann Garcia | Thursday, June 14, 2012

Separando el mito de la verdad sobre el crédito tributario por hijo o el “child tax credit”

Vuelven a ser noticia los inmigrantes y el crédito tributario por hijo, que es el crédito rembolsable aprobado por el Congreso en 1998 para impedir que los niños caigan en la pobreza. En esta ocasión, las afirmaciones que se están haciendo son aun más exageradas y engañosas que antes. Recientemente, los Senadores David Vitter (R-LA) y Marco Rubio (R-FL) presentaron leyes por separado que tienen por objeto limitar la elegibilidad al crédito fiscal y están politizando el tema de forma activa a la vez que presionan por el voto en el Senado.

By Marshall Fitz and Sarah Jane Glynn | Friday, June 1, 2012

Separating Fact from Fiction About the Child Tax Credit

Sarah Jane Glynn and Marshall Fitz argue that attacks against the child tax credit are yet another example of how compassionate conservatism is dead.

By Marshall Fitz and Sarah Jane Glynn | Wednesday, May 30, 2012