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A Way Forward on Child Refugees

ImmigrationThe president can accelerate the process for screening unaccompanied children who are fleeing violence, without sacrificing fairness or due process and without changing existing law.

By Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, July 24, 2014

COLUMNA: 5 datos que usted debe saber sobre los niños no acompañados

Detenidos jueganNiños no acompañados están llegando a Estados Unidos a un ritmo sin precedentes huyendo de la violencia en Centroamérica. A medida que el gobierno aumenta su capacidad de hacer frente a esta crisis humanitaria, se necesita hacer más para garantizar la seguridad de estos niños.

By Philip E. Wolgin and Angela Maria Kelley | Friday, June 20, 2014

5 Things You Need to Know About Unaccompanied Children

Detainees playUnaccompanied children are arriving in the United States at an unprecedented rate as they flee violence in Central America. While the government is increasing its capacity to deal with this humanitarian crisis, more needs to be done to ensure the safety and security of these children.

By Philip E. Wolgin and Angela Maria Kelley | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Arizona, Immigration, and LGBT Rights: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Arizona protestorsGiven Arizona’s passage of the anti-immigrant S.B. 1070 in 2010 and the subsequent, significant backlash it faced, Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent veto of S.B. 1062 may indicate that the state is moving in a positive direction on LGBT and immigrant rights.

By Laura E. Durso, Angela Maria Kelley, and Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, March 10, 2014

Notes from the Fast for Families Tent

Fast for FamiliesThe Fast for Families tent, and the depth of commitment of those fasting, has become a source of power for the immigration reform movement, and proof positive that reform will prevail.

By Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Video: 3 Facts About Immigration Reform

play_alt icon Video As Congress debates an overhaul of the country's immigration system and giving the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in our country a road map to legal status and eventual citizenship, there is a lot of confusion over the basic facts.

By Angela Maria Kelley | Monday, March 25, 2013

Immigration Polling Roundup: The American People Put the 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants First

Immigration reformRecent polling proves that the American people want immigration reform to first and foremost provide undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship.

By Philip E. Wolgin and Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, December 20, 2012

Una mirada después de las elecciones a la Reforma Migratoria

Rally in front of the White House for immigrant rightsA raíz de la elección de la semana pasada, la radio y los titulares están explotando con charla del voto latino, que correctamente le dan el mérito de haber oscilado la elección para el presidente Barack Obama . El anfitrión de radio conservador Sean Hannity y el orador de la Cámara de Representantes, John Boehner […]

By Angela Maria Kelley and Ann Garcia | Monday, November 19, 2012

A Post-Election Look at Immigration Reform

Rally in front of the White House for immigrant rightsIn the wake of Tuesday’s election, here are five main things elected officials need to keep in mind about voters and immigration reform.

By Angela Maria Kelley and Ann Garcia | Friday, November 9, 2012

Opinion: Wisconsin Shooting Doesn’t Define America—Our Response Does

As people responded last week in sorrow and solidarity to the Oak Creek, Wis., shootings and the mosque burning in Joplin, Mo., we are reminded that our nation has been able to overcome hateful speech and hateful acts in the past, and can do so again. By being responsible in our rhetoric, learning about each […]

By Angela Maria Kelley and Anh Phan | Friday, September 21, 2012

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Utah’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics

Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley examine how Utah’s growing communities of color and immigrants are shaping the state’s economy and electorate in advance of today’s primary.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley | Tuesday, June 26, 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

Los diez datos que usted debe saber sobre los cambios demográficos y la política de inmigraciónen Nuevo México

Esta pasada semana Nuevo México tuvo sus primarias republicanas; los siguientes 10 datos muestran el gran poder económico, cultural y electoral de los inmigrantes y gente de color en el estado.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About New Mexico’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics

Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley examine how New Mexico’s growing communities of color and immigrants are impacting the state’s economy and electorate in advance of the June 5 primary.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley | Monday, June 4, 2012

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About California’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics

Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley examine how California’s growing communities of color and immigrants are impacting the state’s economy and electorate in advance of the June 5 primary.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley | Monday, June 4, 2012