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The Top 5 Reasons Why Immigration Reform in 2013 Is Different Than in 1986

As the Senate debates immigration reform, it has become abundantly clear that the mistakes made in the 1986 immigration-reform law will not be repeated.

By Philip E. Wolgin and Abhay Aneja | Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What Immigration Reform Means for the LGBT Community

Immigration rallyWhile the Senate’s immigration-reform bill does not include protections for same-sex immigrant couples, it creates a road map to citizenship and a range of key protections for LGBT undocumented immigrants.

By Sharita Gruberg | Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Infographic: An End to Diversity?

The current immigration reform bill that is up for debate in the Senate would eliminate the diversity-visa program—a move that would have a disproportionate effect on migration from Africa.

By Ann Garcia | Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Why Immigration Is an Asian American Issue

Immigration reform rallyAsian Americans are the fastest-growing immigrant population and care deeply about immigration reform, an issue that is near and dear to the community.

By Tram Kieu | Tuesday, May 28, 2013

National and State-by-State Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform

Immigration article icon Issue Brief Granting undocumented immigrants legal status and a road map to citizenship would have economic benefits for individual states and the nation as a whole.

By Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford | Friday, May 17, 2013

When the Facts No Longer Matter, Democracy Is at Stake

Robert RectorThe distortion and gross exaggeration at the heart of the Heritage Foundation’s latest argument against immigration reform even has its right-wing brethren crying foul.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Current and Estimated Future Immigration Based on the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill

Immigration reform hearingThe immigration bill introduced by the bipartisan Senate “Gang of 8” will actually reduce the number of people entering the country each year.

By the CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top 10 Ways the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill Will Fix Our Broken System

Rally for CitizenshipThe bipartisan Senate compromise embraces competing political imperatives while advancing smart solutions that will put 11 million undocumented immigrants on the road to citizenship.

By Marshall Fitz, Ann Garcia, and Philip E. Wolgin | Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Infographic: How Legalization and Citizenship Helps the Economy

Providing legal status and citizenship to the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in our country would trigger a significant boost to the U.S. economy over the next 10 years.

By the CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Unequal Pay Day for Immigrant Women

bars icon Charts Numbers show that immigrant women are disproportionally impacted by unequal pay.

By Ann Garcia and Patrick Oakford | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Immigration Is Changing the Political Landscape in Key States

Rally article icon Issue Brief Supporting real immigration reform that contains a pathway to citizenship for our nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants is the only way to maintain electoral strength in the future.

By Philip E. Wolgin and Ann Garcia | Monday, April 8, 2013

Video: LGBT and Undocumented

play_alt icon Video There are more than a quarter million immigrants in the United States today that are both LGBT and undocumented. These are some of their stories.

By Andrew Satter, Lauren Santa Cruz, Ann Garcia, and Crosby Burns | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Plight of Gay and Transgender Women Seeking Asylum

As Congress and the Obama administration move forward on comprehensive immigration reform, they must establish a road map to earned citizenship that takes into account the challenges gay and transgender women face across the globe.

By Christopher Frost | Monday, March 25, 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

Living in Dual Shadows

Dual shadows book_alt2 icon Report Because LGBT undocumented people find themselves at the intersection of two already marginalized groups—the LGBT population and the undocumented population—they are among society’s most vulnerable individuals.

By Crosby Burns, Ann Garcia, and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, March 8, 2013