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Immigrant Integration

Immigration as River of No Return

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

The politicians tortuously obstructing immigration reform in Congress have limited knowledge and little imagination to see the big picture.

Republicans: Don't Worry About the Votes of the Unauthorized, Fear the Power of Their Citizen Kids

Manuel Pastor | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Manuel Pastor

While one Republican congressman did suggest that reform will produce "11 million Democrats," that need not be the case. After all, Republicans used to do a good job attracting immigrant votes (think of Bush winning more than 40 percent of the Latino vote in his 2004 reelection to the presidency).

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.

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

How Immigrants Stack Up To Native-Born Workers

Posted 08.28.2012 | Latino Voices

With a growing population, integration of immigrants is becoming increasingly important. According to an Immigration Policy Center report, which drew ...

DHS Initiative Is Cost Effective and Benefits American Workers

Daniel Costa | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Daniel Costa

We know from multiple reports that many of those who will seek this type of relief from removal are some of the best and brightest students our country has to offer. They deserve to stay here and to become Americans.

A New Form of Immigration Assimilation

Omandra Zamora | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Omandra Zamora

Using the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) as a case study, I attempt to understand how a human rights organization facilitates the process of immigrant incorporation into American society.

Alabama Law Becomes Even More Anti-Immigrant While Doing Nothing to Create Jobs

Daniel Costa | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Daniel Costa

Unauthorized immigrants are not solely to blame for the failures of our immigration system, and they should not be punished harshly for sins shared by the business sector and past administrations.

Vast Majority of Public Supports a Legalization Program for Unauthorized Immigrants

Daniel Costa | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Daniel Costa

With such vast bipartisan support, is now the time to finally implement a legalization program for the unauthorized population?

Mayor Emanuel's Next Move on Immigration Policy

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Afton Branche

As Chicago's next mayor, Emanuel has a crucial opportunity to prove his critics on immigration policy wrong.

Governor Quinn Celebrates New Americans

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joshua Hoyt

Immigrants are eager to become citizens and fully integrate to the democracy of this country. In Illinois, we are glad to have a governor who understands and supports immigrant communities.

National Immigration Conference Kicks Off, But Can It Shift The Debate?

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Hair tightly braided and red, white, and blue flags in hand, two mischievous girls ran through the ballroom aisles towards their mother. There she sa...

Why It Matters When Immigrants Keep Quiet

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Afton Branche

Without the help of all residents, local police cannot effectively catch criminals, some of whom intentionally victimize recent or undocumented immigrants.