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Taking the Important Leap to Citizenship

Taking the Important Leap to Citizenship

Each year on September 17, the United States observes Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, a combined event that commemorates the anniversary of the nation’s constitution and recognizes all those who are or have become U.S. citizens. It is considered a time for Americans to reflect on the importance of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, [...]

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Why Citizenship Matters in Immigration Reform

Why Citizenship Matters in Immigration Reform

As the August recess approaches, the debate surrounding immigration reform and citizenship will shift away from Washington and into town hall meetings and events in local communities.  In anticipation of this, today the AFL-CIO hosted an event on citizenship featuring among others, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA).  Both men emphasized the [...]

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Jeb Bush Backs Away From Mainstream With His Opposition To A Path To Citizenship

Jeb Bush Backs Away From Mainstream With His Opposition To A Path To Citizenship

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has been a longtime supporter of comprehensive immigration reform, so it caught many off guard this week when, in his new book, Bush came out against a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. “It is absolutely vital to the integrity of our [...]

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Senators Unveil Framework for Effective Immigration Reform

Senators Unveil Framework for Effective Immigration Reform

Eight Senators today released a “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” which proposes an overhaul of our legal immigration system while expanding border security measures and hardening current employment verification procedures. Most notably, the proposal would give unauthorized immigrants already in the country a chance to earn U.S. citizenship. Although the framework is only a [...]

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