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Immigrants Are Makers, Not Takers

Immigration activistsDespite outlandish claims from immigration reform opponents, immigrants provide a net benefit to the American economy.

By Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Patrick Oakford | Friday, February 8, 2013

The Top 5 Ways the Obama Administration Has Helped Gay and Transgender Immigrants

Detention of immigrantsPresident 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.

By Crosby Burns | Thursday, January 31, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Why It’s Time for Immigration Reform

President Barack ObamaThe president, Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and the American people are all pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. Now is the time to pass it.

By Philip E. Wolgin and Marshall Fitz | Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top 5 Reasons Why Citizenship Matters

Immigration reform rallyMore than permanent legal status, providing a path to citizenship would bolster the U.S. economy and society.

By Philip E. Wolgin | Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Immigration Enforcement Paradox

President Obama immigration speechRecent immigration policy changes highlight the need for legislative reform.

By Marshall Fitz | Friday, January 4, 2013

Infographic: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border Enforcement

U.S. Mexico borderThose 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.

By Marshall Fitz and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, January 4, 2013

Immigration Polling Roundup: The American People Put the 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants First

Immigration reformRecent polling proves that the American people want immigration reform to first and foremost provide undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship.

By Philip E. Wolgin and Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, December 20, 2012

Infographic: Deferred Action Requests Continue to Rise in Fourth Month

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.

By Patrick Oakford | Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Piecemeal Immigration Proposals Miss the Point: A Path to Citizenship Is a Political and Policy Imperative

Promise Arizona in ActionAddressing 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.

By Marshall Fitz | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Legal Violence in the Lives of Immigrants

Young person at a pro-immigrant rally holding a sign book_alt2 icon Report The cumulative effects of harsh immigration laws, increased enforcement actions, and a negative stigmatization of immigrants build upon one another to harm immigrant and citizen alike.

By Cecilia Menjívar and Leisy Abrego | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Progressive Immigration Policies Will Strengthen the American Economy

immigrant businessesCongress can unleash the economic potential of millions of new Americans by developing a legislative solution to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.

By Ann Garcia and Marshall Fitz | Monday, December 10, 2012

Time to Legalize Our 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants article icon Issue Brief The failure to deal realistically with our nation’s undocumented population is not only economically self-defeating but also creates roadblocks to honest discussions and meaningful solutions on other important issues.

By Marshall Fitz | Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Post-Election Look at Immigration Reform

Rally in front of the White House for immigrant rightsIn the wake of Tuesday’s election, here are five main things elected officials need to keep in mind about voters and immigration reform.

By Angela Maria Kelley and Ann Garcia | Friday, November 9, 2012

DREAMing of Economic Growth

DREAM Act protestPassing the DREAM Act would lead to a cascade of economic gains for all Americans.

By Patrick Oakford | Friday, October 12, 2012

Passing the DREAM Act for Our Economy

DREAMers thank President Obama for supporting themPassing the DREAM Act is the right thing to do morally and especially in terms of the current and future economy.

By Ann Garcia | Monday, October 1, 2012