Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg eyes political push on immigration – Michelle Quinn and Anna Palmer – POLITICO.com.Read more "Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg eyes political push on immigration – Michelle Quinn and Anna Palmer – POLITICO.com"
Reblogged from the Washington Post by Frank Sharry There is something about being under attack that makes a movement stronger. I’ve been an advocate for immigrants for 30 years, working with Central Americans in Boston and policymakers in Washington. And for a long time, my colleagues and I assumed that if we developed strong reform ideas […]Read more "What the Immigration Rights Movement Can Learn from the Gay Rights Movement"
NYTimes by Adam Davidson Earlier this month I met Pedro Chan at his small apartment above an evangelical church in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. Chan, who shares the place with three others, is short and muscular. He has a quiet voice and a patient demeanor that seems to have served him well on his journey […]Read more "Do the Undocumented really hurt the Economy?"
This article from yesterday’s Washington Post takes a look at the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) and why it didn’t work as expected. The truth is, much of what the author explores here has been well know for the last two decades, and can be found clearly outlined in this article by Douglas […]Read more "What the 1986 Immigration Reform Law Fell Short"
One of the most familiar (and frustrating) misconceptions about the 11 million undocumented residents of the U.S. is that they’ve failed to “stand in line” to receive legal immigration status. The Washington Post tackles the five misconceptions about this idea today in their “Five Myths” column. 1. There is one line.The federal government has issued more […]Read more "Five Myths about the Immigration “Line”"
There is no doubt that the GOP will continue to have an credibility problem with Latinos even if they help pass immigration reform. That problem is only compounded by House GOP members who continue to oppose amnesty for the 11 million undocumented residents of the U.S. WASHINGTON — The immigration debate is threatening to split […]Read more "GOP makes a pitch to Latino voters, countered by House members’ fear of immigrant “amnesty”"
A bipartisan group of eight senators will unveil a framework for comprehensive immigration reform later today. It is based on the following principles: Creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already here, contingent upon securing the border and better tracking of people here on visas. Reforming the legal immigration system, including awarding green cards […]Read more "Immigration Reform, 2013 Edition"