Immigration policy affects all aspects of society. Regardless of status, immigrants have always played a central role in the life and growth of our nation. Immigrants contribute $10 billion a year to this country's economic growth. Unfortunately, in the wake of September 11 terrorist attacks, immigrants in the United States have increasingly been targets of discrimination and suspicion. Our country must be defended, but one must not forget this nation's commitment to the ideals of equality and freedom for all peoples.
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April 20, 2011 - Posted by Scott Simpson
In the year following the passage of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, S.B. 1070, nearly a dozen states have rejected or reconsidered similar legislation, according to a new report by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).
April 15, 2011 - Posted by Jeff Miller
In a letter this week to President Obama, 22 senators, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, R. Nev., urged the administration to defer immigration enforcement proceedings for "all young people who meet the rigorous requirements necessary to be eligible for cancellation of removal or stay of removal under the DREAM Act."
April 13, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
In a victory for the civil rights community, a federal appellate court ruled Monday in favor of a lower court’s decision to block controversial aspects of Arizona’s anti-immigration law.
March 21, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
A report released by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) last week entitled "Executive Action on Immigration: Six Ways to Make the System Work Better" provides recommendations to the Executive Branch for improving the nation's immigration system.
March 3, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement this week to testify on how political rhetoric oversimplifies the complicated economic effects that immigration has on native-born minorities, introducing unnecessary tensions into communities that share many common interests and could work together on many fronts.
February 11, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
The sponsor of Colorado’s version of a controversial Arizona anti-immigration bill wants lawmakers to kill his bill before it even gets a hearing. The bill’s defeat comes as several states are introducing bills similar to Arizona’s S.B. 1070, which gives local police the authority to investigate anyone they suspected of being in the country illegally.
February 4, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Controversial federal statute 287(g), an immigration policy that allows the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) to delegate local authorities to enforce federal immigration laws, is doing more to harm than to help communities, according to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI).
January 28, 2011 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
Americans for Constitutional Citizenship (ACC) is opposing a resolution introduced by Sens. David Vitter, R. La., and Rand Paul, R. Ky., which would deny citizenship to children born on U.S. soil to undocumented immigrants.
January 25, 2011 - Posted by Scott Simpson
In recent years, states and localities across the country have enacted divisive anti-immigrant legislation that has led to costly lawsuits and sharply divided communities. A newly released Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) report examines the economic and community backlash that can follow the enactment of these laws and concludes that the price of such legislation is quite high.
January 7, 2011 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
Americans for Constitutional Citizenship (ACC) is calling a bill to deny citizenship to children born on U.S. soil to undocumented immigrants introduced by Rep. Steve King, R. Iowa, in the House of Representatives yesterday "unconstitutional: and "un-American."
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