Updating the Immigration and Nationality Act’s registry date from 1972 to 2010 would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to access a pathway to citizenship.
Washington, D.C. — A new report and accompanying data interactive from the Center for American Progress demonstrate that U.S. regions with larger populations of color have weaker safety nets and anti-poverty policies, and that regions with weaker safety nets have worse economic outcomes overall. The report and interactive look at data from the years 2000, 2010,...
In 2021, the United States has seen the highest number of abortion restrictions made law in a single year, and the legal context in which this newly enacted legislation will operate is particularly tenuous.
RELEASE: New Analysis Shows Wisconsin’s Concealed Carry Law Directly Linked to Increased Gun Violence
Washington, D.C. — Since Wisconsin’s concealed carry weapons (CCW) law went into effect in 2011—which, for the first time, granted individuals in the state the ability to carry concealed, loaded firearms in their communities—the state has seen a dramatic rise in gun-related violence, gun homicides, and gun theft, according to a new analysis released today...
Washington, D.C. — Today, Mara Rudman, executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement following the release of a report by the New York attorney general's office into the conduct of Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY): The sexual harassment allegations that have been leveled against Gov. Andrew Cuomo are...
The American Rescue Plan gives states additional flexibility to expand health coverage.
State and local progress can inform federal action to support high-quality, union jobs building the clean economy.
Even in high schools with similar levels of access to advanced coursework, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students are less likely to be enrolled in advanced courses—and even when they are enrolled, they experience less success in these courses than their peers.
This interactive uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to estimate how many students, overall and disaggregated, enroll in AP courses, take AP tests, and pass AP tests.
State, local, and tribal leadership is laying a road map for federal action on climate, good jobs, and justice.
STATEMENT: Reinstatement of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule Is an Important Step Toward Ending Housing Discrimination
Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued an interim final Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, based on a 2015 rule first issued by the Obama administration. Following the posting of the rule, Lily Roberts, managing director for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:...
Bipartisan momentum for clean slate and fair chance licensing policies—which remove barriers to economic opportunity for people facing the stigma of a criminal record—has grown significantly in the states in recent years.
Half of U.S. states are missing out on an opportunity to maintain connections between employers and workers during economic downturns.
State benchmark plans vary in their coverage of necessary maternal health services.
These fact sheets highlight how the Equality Act will result in expanded nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people, women, communities of color, and foreign-born individuals in states across the country.