March 29, 2006
This survey explores the willingness of undocumented immigrants to participate in a legalization program similar to what is being contemplated in the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill.
February 16, 2006
Backgrounder explaining why immigration reform proposals to give undocumented immigrants temporary work permits and then require them to return to their home countries would not work.
April 07, 2005
A new poll shows support for proposals to allow foreigners and undocumented immigrants to obtain work permits and earn their way to citizenship.
January 27, 2005
Despite spending large sums of money in an effort to defeat pro-immigrant members of the House and Senate in the 2004 elections, two restrictionist Political Action Committees ultimately had little effect.
January 26, 2005
An analysis of the vote of new American citizens in the general election of 2004.
December 08, 2004
Analysis of the anti-immigrant ballot initiative in Arizona in the election of 2004, highlighting the positive lessons gained from the fight against this initiative.
November 30, 2003
A backgrounder that describes what is needed to be successful in fighting terrorism, and how many of the government’s initiatives launched after 9-11-2001 have been targeted broadly at immigrants, not narrowly at terrorists.
September 30, 2003
This Backgrounder is a summary of the key immigration functions transferred to DHS after the passage of the Homeland Security Act of 2002.
April 30, 2003
The 2002 election showed that immigrant voters are on the ascent in terms of political power. They are increasing their impact from local elections to state-wide races. Some results show that candidates who can put aside politics and concentrate on policies that matter most to these constituencies will attract immigrant voters, regardless of these voters’ stated party preferences.
April 08, 2002
This backgrounder examines the weaknesses in our immigration and visa approval systems that have come to light in the wake of September 11th, and how the Border Security Act proposes to address those weaknesses.