Of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States today, hundreds of thousands identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT.
On International Women's Day, we have reason to celebrate the important contributions of immigrant women to our society and our economy.
Throughout our nation’s history, Congress has used the law to exclude groups of people from full U.S. citizenship. We shouldn’t allow it to make that mistake again with our nation’s undocumented immigrants.
People of faith can add a unique perspective to the fight for immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.
Despite outlandish claims from immigration reform opponents, immigrants provide a net benefit to the American economy.
President Obama’s administrative actions have significantly improved the lives of gay and transgender immigrants—including the lives of those hundreds of thousands who remain undocumented. To fully level the playing field, Congress must now pass immigration reform that creates a road map to citizenship for our nation’s undocumented immigrants.
The president, Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and the American people are all pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. Now is the time to pass it.
More than permanent legal status, providing a path to citizenship would bolster the U.S. economy and society.
Recent immigration policy changes highlight the need for legislative reform.
Those opposed to comprehensive immigration reform still point to deficiencies in border security as a reason to stall new immigration policy, but they are ignoring the facts.
Recent polling proves that the American people want immigration reform to first and foremost provide undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship.
Black immigrants make up a significant percentage of the U.S. foreign-born population, and they should no longer be absent from the conversation on immigration reform.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program continues to successfully bring thousands of aspiring Americans out of the shadows and it's only picking up steam.
Addressing the undocumented population should be the core of any comprehensive immigration reform. Ignoring this population will neither address the key issues nor help parties gain political favor.