What's New on Immigration
Apr 29, 2013
A bipartisan group of eight senators has introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744). The bill is 844 pages long, and covers three general topics: border security, fixing the legal immigration system, and addressing the status of 11 million people in the U.S. without authorization.
Apr 29, 2013
After years of little or no movement to fix the broken immigration system, the 113th Congress has hit the ground running on comprehensive immigration reform. We have a better chance now to achieve positive immigration reform than we’ve had in a long time.
Apr 26, 2013
Thanks to Senators Bennet, Durbin, Flake, Graham, Menendez, McCain, Rubio, and Schumer for the inclusion of improvements to immigration law protecting refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless people in S. 744. We hope Congress follows your lead to ensure that comprehensive immigration reform upholds the United States’ proud history and tradition of protecting and welcoming victims of persecution and torture.
Mar 22, 2013
As members of Congress await the introduction of an immigration reform bill, they will be listening carefully for feedback from their constituents on the proposed framework - this means that now is an ideal time to make your voice heard!
Jan 15, 2013
Policy change is not a spectator sport. Initiatives on gun violence, immigration reform and greenhouse gas pollution will not end up changing policy without the engagement of tens of thousands of people around the country.
Dec 10, 2012
Under a bill that just passed the House of Representatives, if my grandparents had come to the U.S. today from a country that currently relies on the Diversity Visa Program, they would have been turned away at Ellis Island because they lacked a masters or doctorate degree.
Nov 9, 2012
President Obama and leaders in Congress all agree: it's time to work on comprehensive immigration reform.
Oct 7, 2012
Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, was arrested by Minnesota police on Friday for a traffic violation. Would ICE have declined to detain him if he weren't a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist?
Oct 3, 2012
When federal immigration enforcement is carried out by state and local law enforcement, communities are less safe. Read why.
See our blog, Immigration, It's Our Community, for more of what we've been saying about immigration.