Immigration

More Gallup: More in U.S. Would Decrease Immigration Than Increase

Although U.S. public support for increasing immigration has increased over the past 15 years, it remains the minority position. By 41% to 22%, many more Americans still think immigration should be decreased rather than increased.

Issa To Propose Middle Road On Immigration Reform

Southern California Congressman Darrell Issa is rumored to be cooking up his own immigration reform proposal. It’s reportedly designed to find some middle ground in the contentious debate over providing legal status to the more than 11 million immigrants in the country illegally. The details of Issa’s plan for immigration reform are still scarce, and […]

Silicon Valley Readies Immigration Push

“The tech industry is beginning a full-throttle push for immigration reform now that the government shutdown fight is over.”

Pew Research Sees Increase in Illegal Immigration

The New York Times writes, “About 11.7 million immigrants are living in the United States illegally, a population that has not varied much over the last three years but may recently be increasing again, according to new estimates published Monday by the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project.

Immigration Advocates Consider A Compromise

WSJ reports “Frustrated by inaction in the House, advocates of a broad overhaul of immigration law are considering whether to compromise on a core demand—that the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants be offered a pathway to citizenship. For those open to it, the idea marks a strategic retreat aimed at moving legislation through the Republican-led […]

Seven in 10 Americans Say it is “Essential” Immigrants Learn English

Seventy-two percent of Americans say it is essential that immigrants living in the United States learn to speak English according to a new Gallup survey.

Immigration Idea Offers Compromise

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), the conservative chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has floated an idea that would rely partly on existing law to allow many people here illegally to gain citizenship, writes the WSJ. People in both parties say it has the potential to win backing from some Republican House members who say […]

Conservatives Offer ‘Dreamers’ Citizenship

Conservatives look ready to back Eric Cantor’s proposal to offer citizenship to kids here illegally if border security comes first.

Key Components of Immigration Reform Widely Supported

Echoing results similar to what we have found in our polling, Gallup shows there is widespread support for key components of immigration reform.  Gallup asked respondents if they would vote for a law that… Allow illegal immigrants living in the U.S. the opportunity to become citizens after a long waiting period if they paid taxes […]

The Immigration Debate Begins

The Senate easily passed a procedural vote to begin debate on the immigration bill.  The 82-15 vote — which required 60 votes for passage – shows the bipartisan want in Washington to reform the nation’s immigration laws.  While parts of the legislation have broad support, some Senators have indicated they will not support a final […]