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The Cost of Inaction on Immigration Reform

cursor icon Interactive It has been months since the Senate passed immigration reform. Each day the House delays immigration reform, millions of dollars are lost in tax revenues.

by the CAP Immigration Team | Thursday, November 7, 2013

Who Would the SAFE Act Endanger?

The SAFE Act, an extreme enforcement-only immigration bill, would make criminals not just of undocumented immigrants and those who have violated the terms of their immigrant visa but also of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who might interact with undocumented immigrants in their day-to-day activities.

by Ann Garcia | 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

Our Future Labor Force: Will Our Supply Meet Our Demand?

ImmigrationWe need a sensible immigration system to ensure that America’s supply of workers continues to match its demand.

by Angeline Vuong | Friday, October 4, 2013

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