January 29, 2013
Momentum Builds for a New Immigration Process
(NILC statement in response to President Obama’s January 29 speech in Las Vegas)
President Barack Obama today outlined his vision for a new immigration process. A central tenet of the president’s plan includes a process to allow the 11 million aspiring Americans living in the United States to apply to become U.S. citizens. Here is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.
January 28, 2013
Devil is in Details for Bipartisan Immigration Reform Principles
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has released principles for creating a modern immigration system. Notably, the senators outlined the need for a “tough but fair” process to allow the 11 million aspiring citizens currently living without immigration status to apply for U.S. citizenship. The principles outline the four pillars the senators deem essential to any broad immigration reform measure. The pillars are the result of intense negotiations following the presidential election and represent the most serious bipartisan attempt to reform the immigration system since 2007. Here is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.
January 9, 2013
Solis Departure Leaves Large Shoes to Fill in Obama Administration Cabinet
The White House has announced that Hilda L. Solis is resigning from her position as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor after having served four years. Prior to becoming secretary of labor, Solis was a congresswoman representing the 32nd Congressional District of California. She also served in the California Assembly and Senate. Throughout her career, Solis has been an advocate for the rights of immigrants and their families. Here is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.
January 2, 2013
Obama Administration Rule Change Puts Families First
Immigrants will be eligible to apply for permanent residency through a U.S. citizen spouse, parent or adult child without the fear of prolonged separation from their families, according to a new rule announced today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Read NILC's statement here.