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LGBT Advocates Move Immigration Reform Forward During August Recess

AugustDuring the August congressional recess, a number of LGBT organizations are organizing to support immigration reform.

by Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, August 28, 2013

An American Dreamer’s Sad Awakening

Green cardsOne man’s personal journey through the American immigration process has an unhappy ending—for him and for America.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Additional Immigration Benefits Are Available for Same-Sex Couples After DOMA Repeal

DOMA immigrationNow that the Supreme Court has ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, same-sex immigrant couples will have access to additional benefits.

by Sharita Gruberg | Wednesday, July 17, 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 6 Key Takeaways from the CBO Cost Estimate of S. 744

Immigration reformComprehensive immigration reform will be a boon to our economy, and the tax contributions of immigrants will more than pay for any additional costs that arise from this reform.

by Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford | Friday, June 21, 2013

Current and Estimated Future Immigration Based on the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill

Immigration reform hearingThe immigration bill introduced by the bipartisan Senate “Gang of 8” will actually reduce the number of people entering the country each year.

by the CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Infographic: How Legalization and Citizenship Helps the Economy

Providing legal status and citizenship to the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in our country would trigger a significant boost to the U.S. economy over the next 10 years.

by the CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Video: 3 Facts About Immigration Reform

play_alt icon Video As Congress debates an overhaul of the country's immigration system and giving the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in our country a road map to legal status and eventual citizenship, there is a lot of confusion over the basic facts.

by Angela Maria Kelley | Monday, March 25, 2013

Lessons from Our Past Should Light the Path of Immigration Reform

Former Secretary of State Madeleine AlbrightU.S. history provides both shining examples and stark warnings as we debate over whether to grant citizenship to this country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

by Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Black Immigration Views Too Often Ignore Fact and History

Immigration activistsThere is no place for “us-versus-them” talk in African Americans' conversations about immigration reform.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 12, 2013

America Should Leave the Creation of Permanent Underclasses in Its Past

Immigrant rallyThroughout our nation’s history, Congress has used the law to exclude groups of people from full U.S. citizenship. We shouldn’t allow it to make that mistake again with our nation’s undocumented immigrants.

by Aviva Shen | Monday, February 11, 2013

5 Reasons People of Faith Should Care About Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

Joe GarciaPeople of faith can add a unique perspective to the fight for immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.

by Jack Jenkins and Eleni Towns | Friday, February 8, 2013

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