According to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, it’s unlikely that comprehensive immigration reform will pass this year. This is clearly a blow for the Obama Administration, which named immigration reform a top priority for their second term.
Democracy was founded on the principle that every voice should have a vote. As the end of this year draws near, those voices calling for a vote on immigration reform have never been louder. The calls are heard across cultures, across communities, across the country.
Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore – June 16, 2013 “NSA Leaks & Immigration Reform” Featuring: Theodoric Meyer, Reporter at ProPublica Holmes Wilson, Co-Director of Fight For The Future Mariame Kaba, Founder/Editor of the blog, Prison Culture & Founding Director of Project Nia Leticia Miranda, Senior Policy Advisor for Economic Security Policy at NCLR Andrew Slack, […]
Immigration reform is an often-debated issue at the local, state and federal level, and there are many differing opinions on how to best deal with undocumented immigrants. But it seems that immigration reform is finally making progress with the latest immigration bill passing its first procedural hurdle on the Senate floor Tuesday, June 11 in […]
Experts of color and policy-makers were eagerly anticipating President Obama’s State of the Union Address this week. During the speech, President Obama addressed policies to improve immigration, education, and the economy, among other items.
Congress is considering a bill by my colleague from Texas, Congressman Lamar Smith, entitled the STEM Jobs Act of 2012. While I commend Congressman Smith’s initiative to address the shortage of talent in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, this issue would best be addressed as part of a comprehensive immigration plan.
Simon Rosenberg, president and founder of the New Democrat Network and New Policy Institute, discusses the 21st Century Border Initiative and the vital economic and cultural relationship between the United States and Mexico.
For several months, we have been bracing for an attack on immigrant families who earn the Child Tax Credit. Over the past few days, Republican lawmakers have made clear that no matter is too urgent or too serious for them to resist going back to the anti-immigrant playbook to score political points.