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Immigration Helps American Workers’ Wages and Job Opportunities

Common-sense immigration reform such as S. 744, which was passed by the Senate in June, will lead to higher wages and better job opportunities for all American workers.

By Adriana Kugler and Patrick Oakford | Thursday, August 29, 2013

LGBT Advocates Move Immigration Reform Forward During August Recess

AugustDuring the August congressional recess, a number of LGBT organizations are organizing to support immigration reform.

By Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Importance of Second-Generation Immigrants to the Workforce

Immigrants, and particularly their children, will play an important role in the future workforce as the Baby Boomers head into retirement.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Role of the Second Generation in Tomorrow’s Workforce

Immigrants, and particularly their children—the second generation—will play a critical role in the economy, filling the workforce gaps created by the massive Baby Boomer retirements over the next two decades.

By Angeline Vuong, Zach Murray, and Abhay Aneja | Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Let Them Eat Cantaloupes: The Shifting Tide Against Opponents of Immigration Reform

As the debate over immigration reform moves to the House of Representatives, immigration opponents are more marginalized than ever.

By Anh Phan | Thursday, August 8, 2013

Additional Immigration Benefits Are Available for Same-Sex Couples After DOMA Repeal

DOMA immigrationNow that the Supreme Court has ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, same-sex immigrant couples will have access to additional benefits.

By Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Price of Inaction on Immigration Reform Is Too High

Immigration reformMaintaining the immigration status quo costs all Americans money in lost growth and revenue that will come from legalization and citizenship—and we can’t afford it.

By Marshall Fitz and Patrick Oakford | Friday, July 12, 2013

The Top 4 Reality-Defying Arguments Against Immigration Reform

DREAMersThe last-gasp excuses that a small cadre of immigration reform opponents are using to try to garner support for their cause have been repeatedly proven false.

By Marshall Fitz and Philip E. Wolgin | Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Top 5 Things the Senate Immigration Reform Bill Accomplishes

John McCain, Charles SchumerIn a strong bipartisan vote, the Senate passed an historic overhaul of our nation’s immigration laws, putting unprecedented resources toward border security, creating an achievable path to citizenship, accelerating family reunification, and promoting economic growth.

By the Center for American Progress Immigration Team | Thursday, June 27, 2013

What the DOMA Decision Means for LGBT Binational Couples

The Supreme Court repealing Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act will help LGBT immigrants married to American citizens and lawful permanent residents, but more must be done for our immigrant community.

By Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The 6 Key Takeaways from the CBO Cost Estimate of S. 744

Immigration reformComprehensive immigration reform will be a boon to our economy, and the tax contributions of immigrants will more than pay for any additional costs that arise from this reform.

By Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford | Friday, June 21, 2013

Infographic: Immigrants and Their Children in the Future American Workforce

Together, immigrants and their children will account for 85 percent of the growth in the workforce over the next two decades.

By Angeline Vuong | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Contributions of Immigrants and Their Children to the American Workforce and Jobs of the Future

book_alt2 icon Report With large numbers of jobs coming open in every sector of the economy and at all skill levels from now to 2030, immigrants and their children will be critical to the continued dynamism of the American workforce and economy.

By Dowell Myers, Stephen Levy, and John Pitkin | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Improving Lives, Strengthening Finances: The Benefits of Immigration Reform to Social Security

Immigration rally article icon Issue Brief Providing an earned pathway to legal status and citizenship for undocumented immigrants will improve the solvency of Social Security.

By Adriana Kugler, Robert Lynch, and Patrick Oakford | Friday, June 14, 2013

Denying Key Social Services to Immigrants on the Road to Citizenship Hurts Our Entire Nation

Immigration rallyCurbing access to supports such as supplemental nutrition assistance and the earned income and child tax credits not only undermines economic security for millions of undocumented immigrants, but also denies potential economic gains to millions of Americans.

By Sarah Baron and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, June 14, 2013