May 18, 2009
This memo highlights the results of recent public opinion surveys indicating support for comprehensive immigration reform. It also looks at a survey that asked Latinos their thoughts about the immigration debate and how the debate might influence their vote. Context is provided by comparing current public opinion to surveys conducted in 2007 when Congress last attempted to pass immigration reform legislation.
January 27, 2009
Remarks delivered to National War College by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. This document argues that we must change our priorities in immigration enforcement. A critique of the way enforcement of our immigration laws has been carried out since September 11, 2001.
September 02, 2008
Backgrounder on our broken immigration system, and what must be done to fix it.
August 06, 2008
This publication highlights processing backlogs in applications for naturalization that developed in 2007, puts these backlogs in the context of a cycle of backlogs and promises to reduce them, and provides examples of the problems processing backlogs cause for immigrants waiting to become citizens.
March 05, 2008
An analysis of the promotion of deportation-only policies as an electoral wedge issue—its effectiveness with the general electorate and its impact on the Latino vote.
February 02, 2008
A summary of some of the government’s enforcement actions and a handful of government rules issued in 2007 affecting immigrant rights.
January 02, 2008
A list of some of the more extreme deportation-only proposals introduced in the 110th Congress.
December 10, 2007
A summary of public opinion polling from mainstream news organizations from late 2006 through 2007 showing continued support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
S.1984 AT A GLANCE - The Kyl-Specter-McCain-Martinez-Cornyn-Graham-Sessions-McConnell Immigration Enforcement and Border Security Act of 2007
September 28, 2007
A short summary of the Immigration Enforcement and Border Security Act.
September 08, 2007
A section-by-section analysis of the enforcement-only bill introduced by Senators Martinez, McCain, Graham, Specter, and Kyl.