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Inaugural Is a Timely Moment to Reflect on President Obama and Immigration Reform

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 03.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

What America needs now is not a new guest worker program but genuine immigration reform. Most Americans who aren't wealthy don't ask "guests" into their homes to do work on an almost permanent basis. Likewise, let's be honest about the term "temporary" worker.

What Will Immigration Advocates Learn From DREAM's Defeat?

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Were advocates of comprehensive immigration reform too slow to shift to supporting piecemeal legislation? And, did these leaders advance the optimal piecemeal strategy by focusing exclusively on the DREAM Act?

Key Questions as DREAM Debate Heats Up

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Last Wednesday, immigration reform advocates cheered as the DREAM (Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act passed the House of Represen...

Five Ways to Move Forward on Immigration

Philip Wolgin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Wolgin

Despite the election results, the fight for immigration reform is far from over. There are five reasonable suggestions to move forward on immigration.

Legislative Prospects for Immigration Reform: An Interview With Marshall Fitz

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

I spoke with Fitz to explore the current context in the Beltway. We discussed the congressional politics on immigration in 2007 and 2010 and the significance of Latino voting patterns for the prospects of immigration reform.

The (Un)Sexy Side of Immigration Reform

Philip Wolgin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Wolgin

I am amazed at how much of the current immigration debate still centers around only two things: border security, and earned legalization. We are missing one of the most important facet of reform: fixing the visa system.

Arizona Legal Challenge: A Pivotal Moment for Federal Leadership on Immigration

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

News is spreading that the Obama Administration is considering a legal challenge to Arizona's radical new immigration law, SB1070. For those of us interested in civil rights, community safety, and the rule of law, let us hope so.

Why Cesar Chavez Would Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Cesar Chavez shined a national spotlight on the depressed wages and unbearable working conditions experienced by agricultural laborers in the 1960s. Still, today, too many farmworkers face similar conditions.

Amnesty NOW: How and Why

Jane Guskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Guskin

Any delays in pushing through legalization will hurt its chances. We need to mobilize behind a united demand, and make our voices heard every single day until we get what is needed.