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Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration

Why Citizenship Matters: Getting to the Bottom Line

Manuel Pastor | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Manuel Pastor

The denial of a path to citizenship is an insult to these people. It's a denial of their struggles, of their aspirations, and of their desires to be American. And they, and their friends, relatives, and allies, will accept nothing less than a full path (no matter how challenging) to citizenship.

Nurturing Naturalization

Manuel Pastor | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Manuel Pastor

With the sequester threatening economic stability and gun advocates and opponents squaring off for a battle, it seems increasingly likely that the only policy area where Democrats and Republicans may agree this year is immigration reform -- and now even that seems chancy.

New Americans, New Voters, New Politics

Manuel Pastor | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Manuel Pastor

If both parties take every vote seriously, then they'll need to listen to the concerns of newly naturalized voters. That means less partisan politicking and more common ground solutions when discussing immigration, immigrants, and the future of our nation.

A New Economic Growth Strategy for the Election Year: Integrate Immigrants

Manuel Pastor | Posted 11.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Manuel Pastor

What is often lost amidst partisan political rhetoric is how immigrants are a benefit and contributors to our nation. Their well-being is our well-being. I