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) Why American farms need immigration reform

Among the many essential workers who have kept America running through the coronavirus pandemic are the nation’s three million farmworkers. In March 2020, the Department of Homeland Security sent many of them certificates to carry on the job, declaring them “essential critical infrastructure workers.” We need you, the agency said. By one estimate, around 70 percent of U.S. farmworkers are undocumented. This puts […]

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(OPINION) Our Future With Fewer Births

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the country into an economic recession and an unprecedented restructuring of our work and social lives. Early on, some likened the public health crisis to a blizzard, imagining that people would stay home, cozy up with their romantic partners and make babies. These playful visions have given way to a more […]

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(NEWS) Bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act reintroduced in the House

U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) reintroduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, H.R. 1537, which creates a workforce solution for America’s agriculture industry by providing stability, predictability, and fairness to one of the most critical sectors of our nation’s economy. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives last year, aims to provide a […]

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(NEWS) America’s biggest companies push for path to citizenship for ‘Dreamers’

America’s biggest companies urged Congress on Wednesday to establish a permanent path to citizenship for “Dreamers” — undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. The move comes as President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress look to immigration as one of their next major legislative priorities. In a letter, a coalition of more than […]

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(OPINION) Bipartisan Wins for Immigration Possible for Certain Key Reforms in 2021

Comprehensive immigration reform in the United States has been a challenging issue for decades. Recently, the Biden administration signaled a broad immigration reform bill that included a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people. An official bill was introduced by Democrats in the House and Senate on February 18, but it is difficult to […]

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