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This category features articles and analysis on issues and perspectives of immigration reform, including analysis of President Obama's immigration reform solutions and plans.
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President Obama's 4-Step Immigration Reform Solution
Summary of President Obama's 2011 immigration reform solution plan, as he outlined in May 10, 2011 remarks in El Paso, Texas.

Profile of the DREAM Act
Profile of the DREAM Act, which is legislation aimed at providing legal residency for illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors, and who graduate from a U.S. high school and who meet certain conditions. President Obama supports passage of the DREAM Act.

Should the DREAM Act Be Passed by Congress for Illegal Immigrant Minors?...
Readers share thoughts on whether or not the DREAM Act should be passed by Congress. The DREAM Act provides legal residency for illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors, who graduate from a U.S. high school and who meet certain conditions.

Should Illegal Immigrants Have a Path to U.S. Citizenship?
Readers share their thoughts about whether or not illegal immigrants who have been working and living in the U.S. and paying U.S. taxes for at least three years should be offered a path to U.S. citizenship.

President Obama's Immigration Policy "Guiding Principles"
Summary of President Obama's basic goals and principles for immigration policies and plans under his administration.

Pros & Cons of Immigration Reform Act of 2007
Summarizes major provisions, and the pros and cons, of S. 1348, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced on May 9, 2007. S.1348 was drafted in cooperation with the White House, and co-authored by a bipartisan group of 12 senators.

President Obama's 2010 Immigration Plan
President Obama's immigration reform plan, as detailed in his speech on July 1, 2010 on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform."

President Obama's 2010 Immigration Refom Agenda
The Obama administration's 2010 immigration reform agenda, as outlined on November 14, 2009 by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

2010 Immigration Refom Agenda Outlined by DHS Secretary Napolitano
The Obama administration's 2010 immigration reform agenda, as outlined on November 14, 2009 by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Illegal Immigration - Profits & Poverty, Social Security & Starvation
Illegal immigration into the US is highly profitable for employers, the US and Mexico. In Fall 2005, these parties are silently enticing illegal immigrants to enter and work in this country. Poverty-stricken immigrants respond, and then are blamed by US citizenry for being in the US. The purpose of this article is to explain why the US can't...

DHS Director Janet Napolitano on Border Security, National Security
Text of DHS Director Janet Napolitano's remarks to the House Homeland Security Committee on Feb 25, 209 about border security, national security and other plans and goals for the Homeland Security Department.

Obama campaign promises: Immigration Reform
An overview and quick-reading details of '08 presidential candidate Barack Obama's policies and plans for reform of U.S. immigration laws, regulations and practices.

Immigration Reform Info Center Hub
This Info Center describes the status and politics of immigration reform and illegal immigration, via the most-read and most searched-for articles, columns and posts at About.com's Guide to Liberal Politics.

Barack Obama's Courageous Speech on Immigration Reform
Sen. Barack Obama delivered these courageous, wise words on June 6, 2007 on the U.S. Senate floor when introducing a controversial amendment to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007.

Cesar Chavez, Latino Champion of Civil Rights & Fairness
Cesar Chavez, one of America's great civil rights leaders, never owned a home. Never earned more than $6,000 in a year. Feted by Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr, honored by President Bill Clinton, Chavez did much to secure better wages, health care and working conditions for migrant farm workers. Cesar Chavez is a role model for other Latinos fighting for civil rights.

Catholic Cardinal Pledges to Defy US Immigration Law
In response to an immigration bill passed in late 2005 by the US House, Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, the largest US diocese with five million Catholics, wrote this letter to President Bush, decrying and pledging to defy the new mandate that organizations first check immigration status before providing services to any person

Justice for Immigrants - Catholic Church Campaign for Justice
This website is designed to help achieve the goals of the Justice for Immigrants Campaign. It provides tools and information for Catholic and community-based organizing, education, and advocacy efforts to achieve reforms in our nation’s immigration laws and policies that better reflect our values as a nation of immigrants.

Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant rights
Immigrant and religious groups founded the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (ICIR) in 1994. ICIR has grown into a network of 1000-plus congregations, organizations, lay and religious leaders throughout California. We challenge policies, legislation and attitudes that attack newcomers by giving life to our shared faith traditions and promoting hospitality to the "stranger in our midst."

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a nonprofit organization of 70,000 members that seeks to improve border safety, to stop illegal immigration and to promote controlled immigration levels. FAIR is a non-partisan groups with members ranging from a wide political spectrum, from liberal to conservative.

Immigration Issues Bibliography of Resources
This bibiography provides an extensive selection of books and gov't documents dealing wih American immigration issues from 1980 to now. The bibligraphy was compiled by University of Southern California, which holds all the materials in archive. Topics include amnesty, asylum, criminality, ethnicity, foreign policy, undocumented workers, immigration, specific countries of origin and more.

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