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Path to Citizenship

'Citizen Gino' May Retire His Race and Gay Cards

Christopher Murray | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

Friends attend Chi-Ming "Gino" Kuo's swearing-in ceremony as a United States citizen at Manhattan's United States Southern District Court on Aug. 22 w...

Working Americans Can't Just Wait for the Next President

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

We tried waiting and hoping for real change six years ago. Today, income inequality grows steadily worse, while economic opportunity is out of reach for most. This Labor Day I will look forward to a warm summer day, but I'm also dreaming of the movement we can build.

Boehner's History of Inaction on Border Control

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boehner has gone from confidently touting his and his fellow House Republicans' upcoming leadership on the issue of immigration, to now doing nothing more than groveling for Obama to solve the problem using his executive authority -- which is an ironic enough stance for a Republican to take, these days.

Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett, And Bill Gates Chastise House GOP On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

Three of the world's richest men are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would overhaul the nation's immigration system and provide some sort...

Is America to Blame for the Crisis on the Border?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The roots of this crisis go back decades, to a time when the American government thought it was more important to frustrate the Russians than to end a bloodbath. A natural question is, how long are we responsible for the sins and errors of the past?

GOP Congressman Supports Citizenship For Military Service

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado said Thursday he supports granting citizenship to people who enter the country illegally and serve in th...

White House Wants Delay In Defense Department Immigration Plan

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has asked the Department of Defense to delay a plan that would allow some immigrants who entered the U.S. illegall...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration Quietly Plans To Let Some Dreamers Join Military | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pentagon officials have approved a policy that would allow a limited group of undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children...

Boehner Defends Rejecting Military Immigration Measure Proposed By A Republican

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is weighing allowing some immigrants brought illegally to the country as youths to serve in the military, a unilatera...

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).


Joanne Lin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Joanne Lin

Whether measured by budget allocations, criminal prosecution volumes, or people deported -- it is clear that the federal government has pursued an enforcement-first policy. This enforcement-first and enforcement-only approach is precisely what has produced our failed immigration state.

Friday Talking Points -- Avoiding Immigration Traps

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in the House have announced they are now ready to do something on immigration. There will be traps laid by the Republicans, so Democrats have to be vigilant about defusing each one as it pops up.

New Obama Official Backs Immigration Path

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (JAY) Johnson says he supports an earned path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants in the...

Top House Republican Hints At Immigration Principles

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), a longtime target of immigration activists, said Tuesday that he would support allowing undocumented im...

Path to What, and When?

Dan Kowalski | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

Whatever new type of visa is created, Congress must address the horrible current visa backlogs that compel people to cross illegally today rather than wait 30 years or more for a green card.

Key House Republican Hints At Legal Status For Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) hinted at the principles the GOP will release on immigration reform in a new interview with T...

Fast for Families and César Chávez: Two Stories About the Hunger for Human Decency

Javier Sierra | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

During 22 days, four social justice heroes fasted in Washington, D.C., to support immigration reform including a path to citizenship, in the shadow of the very same Congress that refuses to vote on it.

We Need Immigration Reform Now!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Nine-year-old Jaime Gordillo Villa was born in the United States and is a good student who has gotten awards for both good grades and behavior. He wants to be a lawyer when he grows up to help immigrants and others who need help.

Denham's Decision Shows Why Citizenship Will Ultimately Win Out

Gordon Whitman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Gordon Whitman

Congressman Denham represents a District that is about one-third Latino, and he's married to a first-generation Mexican-American. Still, it took a lot of organizing in his district to get him to buck his party. Along the way, it's been abundantly clear that the benefits of embracing immigrants vastly outweigh the costs.

Elise Foley

Democrats Reject House GOP Immigration Approach | Elise Foley | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats said on Wednesday that a piecemeal approach to immigration reform isn't going to win their support because they don't tr...

Goodlatte Pledges Action On Key Issue

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday pledged action on immigration overhaul legislation even as most of the at...

Group Of Republicans Pushes House Immigration Reform

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

BY MICHAEL J. MISHAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the five weeks since he declared his support for a comprehensive immigration overhaul, U.S. Rep. Daniel...

Immigrants Take Big Risks to Get Their Stories Out

Gordon Whitman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Gordon Whitman

Last year the Federal Government deported 409,849 people, including 83,846 parents of U.S. citizen children. With the government breaking apart families at a rate unseen in American history, many parents and children are in a day-to-day struggle to hold their families together.

'Special' Path To Citizenship Causing Knot In Progress

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation, a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States ...

Path To Citizenship Remains Central Question In Immigration Bill Debate

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation, a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United St...