Maintaining 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.
The 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.
In 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.
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.
Comprehensive 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.
Together, immigrants and their children will account for 85 percent of the growth in the workforce over the next two decades.
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.
Issue Brief Providing an earned pathway to legal status and citizenship for undocumented immigrants will improve the solvency of Social Security.
Curbing 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.
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.
While 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.
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.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing immigrant population and care deeply about immigration reform, an issue that is near and dear to the community.
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.
The 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.