Why We Should Focus on Immigration Reform

CAP offers 10 reasons to support immigration reform in light of President Obama's recent speech on the subject.

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President Barack Obama was in Las Vegas yesterday to make a major speech on “redoubling” White House efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Here are the top 10 reasons why immigration reform is an idea whose time has come.

  • Congressional leaders from both parties agree on the principles for reform.
  • President Obama has made immigration reform one of his top priorities in his second term.
  • The American people strongly support reform.
  • The November 6 election was a game-changer.
  • Demographics are changing in the United States.
  • An ever-growing chorus of Republicans has come out in favor of reform.
  • Our border is more secure than ever, and we’ve met our border benchmarks.
  • Lack of reform is hindering a range of other policy priorities.
  • Immigration reform is an economic imperative.
  • We must provide a direct path to citizenship.

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