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Federal Appeals Court Dismissal of Immigration Lawsuit Has Significant Implications for the DHS Immigration Policies

immigration case worker article icon Issue Brief The recent 5th Circuit Court decision in a case that challenged the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has important, positive implications for the government’s defense of the pending challenges to the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration policies.

by Marshall Fitz and Stephen Legomsky | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Obama Is Just Doing His Job

Marshall Fitz argues that President Obama is doing his job by taking executive action on immigration reform.

by Marshall Fitz | Friday, November 21, 2014

President steps into the void

Marshall Fitz writes that President Obama's administrative actions would not have been necessary if Congress had done its job and fixed the immigration system.

by Marshall Fitz | Thursday, November 20, 2014

Enforcement Overdrive Has Overloaded the Immigration Courts

Immigration detention bars icon Charts Over the past two decades, the United States has put immigration and border enforcement into overdrive, while not allocating adequate resources to the immigration court system. This mismatch leads to long backlogs and delays.

by Marshall Fitz and Philip E. Wolgin | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers

obama texasAdministrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.

by Patrick Oakford and Marshall Fitz | Thursday, July 10, 2014

What the President Can Do on Immigration If Congress Fails to Act

President Barack Obama meets with individuals fasting for immigration reform book_alt2 icon Report The president has broad—although not absolute—executive authority to set enforcement priorities, defer deportations of unauthorized immigrants, and mitigate some of the harshest effects of our broken immigration system.

by Marshall Fitz | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

El alto precio de no tener una reforma inmigratoria

Hay una hecho sobre el debate de la reforma inmigratoria que no se puede negar, ni antes del cierre de gobierno, ni durante, ni ahora y aun cuando el Congreso regrese a las discusiones sobre el tema: Mantener el estatus quo no está libre de costos. Cada día que el Congreso falla en aprobar una […]

by Marshall Fitz, Patrick Oakford, and Karina Marquez | Monday, October 28, 2013

The California TRUST Act: Take 2

California Gov. Jerry BrownThe TRUST Act is smart legislation that makes public safety the touchstone for setting limits on state collaboration with federal immigration authorities.

by Marshall Fitz | Friday, October 4, 2013

Immigration Reform’s Demise? Greatly Exaggerated

Marshall Fitz explains why the passage of immigration reform is largely in the hands of the House.

by Marshall Fitz | Friday, September 6, 2013

Siria: La ruina de la reforma inmigratoria? Una gran exageración

He aquí una predicción que no se escucha todo el tiempo en Washington: una reforma inmigratoria que fortalece la seguridad de la frontera, que hace crecer la economía, y que ofrece a los 11 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados una oportunidad eventual a obtener la ciudadanía será promulgada en los próximos meses. Lastimosamente, esta no es […]

by Marshall Fitz | Friday, September 6, 2013

Porqué la legalización y la ciudadanía serían beneficiales para todos los estadounidenses

Immigration rallyAprobar la reforma inmigratoria podría impulsar a la economía para todos los estadounidenses y no sólo ayudar a los inmigrantes, sino también a los estadounidenses nativos y ciudadanos naturalizados.

by Patrick Oakford, Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Karina Marquez | Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Los 4 Principales Argumentos Que Desafían la Realidad en Contra de la reforma Inmigratoria

DREAMersHace menos de dos semanas después que el Senado aprobara un proyecto de ley histórico sobre reforma inmigratoria por un margen bipartidista de 68 a 32, los oponentes a la reforma ya han comenzado a vender una sarta de pretextos que desafían la realidad acerca de por qué la Cámara de representantes no debería seguir el ejemplo del Senado. Frente al apoyo abrumador de las partes interesadas y grupos de todo el espectro político—desde la Unión Internacional de Empleados de Servicios, la AFL-CIO y el Consejo Nacional de La Raza, hasta el Foro de Acción Estadounidense, Estadounidenses por la Reforma Fiscal y la Unión Conservadora Estadounidense—los oponentes a la reforma se agarran hasta de un clavo ardiendo en sus esfuerzos por bloquear la aprobación de la reforma.

by Marshall Fitz and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, July 12, 2013

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

Las 10 Principales Maneras en que el Proyecto de Ley de Reforma Inmigratoria del Senado Reparará Nuestro Sistema Quebrado

Rally for CitizenshipDurante los últimos meses, cuatro Demócratas del Senado—Chuck Schumer (NY), Dick Durbin (IL), Bob Menendez (NJ) y Michael Bennet (CO)—han trabajado con cuatro Republicanos del Senado—John McCain (AZ), Lindsay Graham (SC), Marco Rubio (FL) y Jeff Flake (AZ)—con el fin de elaborar una propuesta para reparar el fallido sistema de inmigración de nuestra nación. El […]

by Marshall Fitz, Ann Garcia, and Philip E. Wolgin | Thursday, April 25, 2013