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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

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