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Experts from Left and Right Agree on Economic Power of Immigration Reform
In recent years, study after study has demonstrated a simple yet economically powerful truth about broad-based immigration reform: workers with legal status earn more than workers who are unauthorized—and these extra earnings generate more tax revenue, as well as more consumer spending, which creates more jobs. As a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) points out, […]
First Hurdle Cleared in Immigration, but Bigger Ones Remain
By Fawn Johnson Updated: May 21, 2013 | 8:50 p.m. May 21, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. An American flag, about 150 years old, is flown during an immigration-reform rally at the Capitol last month. (AP Photo) The first step in passing major immigration legislation went pretty smoothly, all things considered. The Senate Judiciary Committee late Tuesday approved […]
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More than 600 Scholars Plea for Immigration Reform
For Immediate Release More Than 600 Scholars Plea for Action on Immigration Nationwide Sign-On Letter Urges Reform May 1, 2013 Washington D.C. – Today, the American Immigration Council releases, It is Time for Congress to Take Action and Reform Our Nation’s Immigration Laws: A Plea from America’s Scholars, a sign-on letter joined by more […]
Milken conference panel: Immigration reform would boost economy
By Ricardo Lopez April 29, 2013, 5:50 p.m. Providing legal status to the country’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants would boost the U.S. economy and eradicate underground economies in cities such as Los Angeles, a panel of researchers, elected officials and a business tycoon said Monday. At the annual Milken Global Conference, immigration reform was […]
Mark Zuckerberg group launches TV blitz
By ALEXANDER BURNS 4/23/13 3:15 PM EDT POLITICO The Mark Zuckerberg-backed organization pressing for immigration reform will launch its first wave of television ads Tuesday, in a move aimed at shoring up support for a large-scale immigration deal on the right, strategists for the group told POLITICO. FWD.us, the organization formed to push Silicon Valley’s priorities […]
Immigration and Fear
The New York Times April 20, 2013 By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Much of the country was still waking up to the mayhem and confusion outside Boston on Friday morning when Senator Charles Grassley decided to link the hunt for terrorist bombers to immigration reform. “How can individuals evade authorities and plan such attacks on our […]
The Dream is Now’—Steve Jobs’ widow launches new Dream Act push
The Dream is Now’—Steve Jobs’ widow launches new Dream Act push By Beth Fouhy | The Lookout – Tue, Jan 22, 2013 Cendy (screengrab from www.thedreamisnow.org) The teenage girl peers into the camera, ready to divulge a secret. “All my siblings are documented except me,” says the girl, identified onscreen as Cendy. “I know I have a lot of potential […]
How the immigration deal got made
By: Manu Raju and Carrie Budoff Brown and Anna Palmer (POLITICO) April 17, 2013 05:03 AM EDT The meeting was supposed to be a half-hour update for immigration reform proponents — but they weren’t about to let the Democratic senators get off that easily.The advocates were furious that Democrats might cave to Republican demands to make […]
The Charismatic Leaders Behind Immigration Reform
The Charismatic Leaders Behind Immigration Reform Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Congress, National Legislation,President Obama, Reform by Amanda Peterson Beadle The tens of thousands of people who gathered Wednesday in front of the Capitol to rally for comprehensive immigration reform had two clear messages for Congress: reform must include a direct path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently […]