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President Obama: We Should Pass Immigration Reform, and We Should Do It this Year

President Obama joined leaders from business, labor, and faith communities who are united around one goal: fixing our broken immigration system. People across the political spectrum understand that our current system is broken, President Obama said today. And earlier this year, the Senate passed a bill with bipartisan support that addresses “the core challenges of how

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Pass Immigration Reform Now

While the work of the nation has been stalled by the Republicans’ government shutdown, most of the the critical work of the nation has been left unfinished—including immigration reform. It’s been more than 100 days since the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill. House Democrats, including New Mexico’s Congressman Ben Ray Luján and

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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham: New Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation Protects and Empowers Immigrant Women

Yesterday, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham and members of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform voiced their support for HR 15, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. This commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform legislation will help to keep families together, grow our economy and reduce the deficit. HR 15 also includes a

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On the Road to Citizenship: Statewide Caravan Descends on Steve Pearce’s Hometown

In the tradition of the Freedom Riders of the 1960’s, immigrant families, faith leaders, and allies from across the state are hitting the road on a caravan to Hobbs, Congressman Steve Pearce’s hometown, for a large-scale demonstration on October 6th. The caravan, organized by Somos Un Pueblo Unido, caps unprecedented protest marches, prayer rallies, and

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Cosponsors Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has announced that he is an original cosponsor of a comprehensive immigration reform bill that was introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday. In a statement issued today, Congressman Luján said: “It is clear that we need to

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The Economic Benefits of Providing a Path to Earned Citizenship

The White House has released a report detailing the economic benefits of providing a path to earned citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living and working in the U.S. shadow economy. As highlighted in the report, a range of economic research has shown that immigrants living and working in the United States without authorization are

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How Immigration Reform Will Benefit Farmers and Rural Communities

Today, the White House released a new report detailing the important benefits provided by the bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill for the domestic agriculture sector, its workforce, and rural American communities. As the report states, in recent years, the agriculture sector has seen strong growth, with farm income and agriculture exports both reaching historic highs.

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State and Local Leaders Press Case for Commonsense Immigration Reform

As commonsense immigration reform moves from the Senate to the House, a growing coalition of elected officials from across the country is urging Congress to fix our broken system. Last month, we heard from bipartisan state and local officials from the South,Southwest, Northeast, West, and Midwest on why they support immigration reform and how it will help their communities. In the past

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White House White Board: Why Immigration Reform is Good for the Economy

It’s clear commonsense immigration reform is good for the economy as a whole. Don’t take our word for it — study after study has shown that commonsense immigration reform will strengthen the economy, spur innovation, reduce the devotion and increase US trade and exports. The Obama Administration has put together an animated White House White

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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham Meets with President Obama and Vice President Biden on Immigration Reform

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Whip, and other members of the CHC met with President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House to discuss immigration reform and other issues. “We had a very productive discussion with President Obama and Vice President Biden on issues of great

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