Archive | News & Opinion

The Coalition highlights selected news and opinion pieces that contribute to the dialogue on immigration issues. We do not necessarily endorse the views of the authors.

(OPINION) Michael Bloomberg Urges Biden and Congress to Fix the Immigration Crisis in Our Cities

Our long-broken immigration system has now become a full-blown crisis with the collapse of the asylum process. The Biden administration has failed to address the steep price many cities are paying for a system they didn’t create and borders the cities don’t control. The White House ought to recognize the political damage the crisis will […]

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(OPINION) Looking for an immigration bill that can pass? It’s health care

In a surprise turn of events this month, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) derailed a Judiciary Committee hearing on banned books to talk about immigration. His calls were promptly echoed by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). Despite this bipartisan signaling, the Senate Judiciary hasn’t marked up a single immigration bill in years. With border issues, parole and DACA firmly […]

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(NEWS) Biden Lets Venezuelan Migrants Work

President Joe Biden’s administration moved boldly yesterday to solve his most immediate immigration problem at the risk of creating a new target for Republicans who accuse him of surrendering control of the border. Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security extended legal protections under a federal program called Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that will allow as […]

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(NEWS) In an increasingly pessimistic era, immigrant espouse a hallmark American trait — optimism

Two sisters. Two American dreams. Two very different results. Maria Del Pilar Barradas-Medel and her older sister Maria Del Consuelo emigrated from Mexico nearly three decades ago. They wanted, more or less, a better life for themselves and the families they hoped for. They wanted schools and jobs — where they could make more than […]

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(OPINION) Aging Americans Face Bleak Futures Unless We Let New Immigrants Help

There are more than 11 million job openings and only 6 million unemployed workers in the United States, and employers have struggled for more than a year to hire enough people to fill their ranks. This shortage is having a great impact on our healthcare system. In particular, America’s aging population is exploding and the unmet demand for […]

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(OPINION) A roadmap for preserving American advantage in the global fight for talent

Nearly every 2024 Republican presidential candidate has made competitiveness, particularly with China, a key component of their campaign. The urgency of the issue resonates with voters — over 80 percent of Americans view economic competition with China as a somewhat or very serious problem for the U.S. If the candidates want to address those concerns and compete […]

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