STATEMENT: CAP on Department of Homeland Security’s Prosecutorial Discretion Announcement

Washington, D.C.—The Center for American Progress issued the following statement today on yesterday's Department of Homeland Security announcement issuing new guidance to ICE attorneys regarding the usage of prosecutorial discretion in deportation cases. Additionally, DHS announced they would start a training program for all field officers, and begin a pilot program in Baltimore and Detroit...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Wartell on New HARP Guidelines to Help Struggling Homeowners

Washington, D.C. — This week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released details about the expanded Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, originally announced by FHFA last month. The proposed changes are designed to increase the number of underwater borrowers able to refinance their mortgage through HARP at today’s historically low rates. Sarah Wartell, Executive Vice...

RELEASE: Assimilation Tomorrow: How America’s Immigrants Will Integrate by 2030

Download this report (pdf) Download the executive summary (pdf) Washington, D.C.—The Center for American Progress today released a first-of-its-kind study that projects today’s immigrants’ integration patterns through the year 2030. The report, “Assimilation Tomorrow: How America’s Immigrants Will Integrate by 2030,” is authored by Dowell Myers, professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development...

STATEMENT: CAP President Neera Tanden on Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Affordable Care Act Challenge

Washington, D.C. — Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will review the Affordable Care Act. Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden released the following statement: With the Supreme Court considering the Eleventh Circuit’s deeply erroneous decision striking down part of the Affordable Care Act, I am confident that the law will...

RELEASE: Publishing Teacher Ratings by Name Hinders Education Reform

Washington, D.C. — Today a new issue brief released by the Center for American Progress concludes that publishing teacher-performance ratings by name will undermine efforts to improve public schools. The paper documents the harmful impacts resulting from the public release of this information and outlines ways in which teacher-performance data can be better used to...

ADVISORY: Unlocking Investment in Smart and High-Performance Buildings

Unlocking Investment in Smart and High-Performance Buildings A Roundtable Discussion on Energy Efficiency Leadership November 17, 2011, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. About this event This leadership roundtable will feature up-to-the-minute thinking from some of the nation's foremost entrepreneurs, executives, and policymakers working in the field of energy efficiency. The discussion will showcase what is...

STATEMENT: CAP on the State Department’s Keystone XL Pipeline Announcement

Washington, D.C.—The Center for American Progress issued the following statement today on the State Department's Keystone XL pipeline announcement: The State Department’s announcement that it will take the time to carefully examine alternative Keystone XL pipeline routes is essential to protect the Sand Hill region over the Ogallala Aquifer from pipeline leaks. The aquifer is...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Angela Kelley on Arizona’s Historic Recall Election

Washington, D.C. -- Angela Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in reaction to yesterday's recall election in Arizona: In a historic recall election, Arizona State Senator and Senate President Russell Pearce (R) lost his seat, and Arizona’s anti-immigrant movement lost one of its...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Arons on Mississippians Rightfully Reject Personhood Amendment

Washington D.C. – Mississippi voters yesterday soundly defeated Initiative 26, the so-called Personhood Amendment, by a margin of 58 percent to 42 percent. The vague proposition, which would have defined a fertilized egg as a person, threatened a multitude of untold consequences. The Mississippi constitution alone has 9,000 references to the word “person,” aside from...