The typhoon that hit the Philippines earlier this month will have lasting effects on that country. With a large immigrant and longtime Filipino population in this country, many of us all well aware of the history and political and economic connections between the U.S. and the Philippines. Read more >
NNIRR has joined dozens of other organizations today in opposing the dangerous SAFE Act (HR 2278), still pending in the House of Representatives. While groups in Washington and elsewhere have recently rallied for stalled action on immigration reform in the House, a letter with nationwide endorsers urges House leaders Boehner and Pelosi to stop any action on the SAFE Act, whether as a stand alone bill or as part of any other legislation. Read more >
Clarity and directness is the best way to communicate, so let’s give it a try.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform is dead. Many leftwing immigrant activists and analysts have been putting this view out for a while, but for political, ideological, and racists reasons these perspectives have been ignored in the mainstream immigrant advocacy movement.
This conclusion is justified when we take an overview of possible legislative scenarios. Each scenario has its proponents and detractors, but what is important for our work is their likelihood to materialize. Read more >
Today at the Mall in Washington, DC, is the "official" commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, including a speech by President Obama and remarks from past presidents. Tens of thousands of people marched in Washington last Saturday, committing to an agenda for rights and justice. Read more >