Stories by Mary Giovagnoli

Mary Giovagnoli is the Director of the Immigration Policy Center. subscribe to Mary  Giovagnoli's feed

Posted on: Sep 24, 2011, Source: Immigration Impact

Many people eligible for naturalization do not do so, but developing better integration programs may improve naturalization efforts and lead to economic growth.

Posted on: May 20, 2011, Source: Immigration Impact

For the millions directly affected by the broken system -- those whose children risk deportation after graduating high school, for instance -- there must be more than speeches.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2010, Source: Immigration Impact

Will the House majority take a hardline to score points with the Tea Partiers or will they realize that immigration is one of the truly bipartisan issues out there.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2010, Source: Immigration Impact

Sen. Menendez urged advocates and the media to focus on the merits of the bill, rather than the timing.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2010, Source: Immigration Impact

The GOP unveiled their “Pledge to America,” which promises, among other things, more of the same deportation-driven strategies that have failed in the past.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010, Source: Immigration Impact

Anti-immigrant hardliners are stirring the pot with a dishonest claim that the president intends to grant “amnesty” to 12 to 18 million undocumented immigrants.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2010, Source: Immigration Impact

Fixing our broken system is a goal—one which requires long-term commitment and a belief in the fundamental goodness of Americans

Posted on: Apr 3, 2010, Source: Immigration Impact

Lack of oversight and transparency, and hiding behind “law enforcement sensitive” designations, are all emblematic of the agency that is in the business of deporting people.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: Immigration Impact

Hot-button issues like health reform and economic recovery will come and go. That U.S. immigration policy is fundamentally broken guarantees its eventual place in the conversation.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2009, Source: Immigration Impact

Senate Republicans have “thoughtfully’ provided immigration advocates with their strategy for opposing immigration reform in 2010.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2009, Source: Immigration Impact

Napolitano challenged Congress to do its share, to be brave enough to give her the tools she needs to enforce and transform our immigration laws.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2009, Source: Immigration Impact

It's a matter of priorities -- every dollar spent on the deportation iss a dollar not spent on improving immigration services and processing applications quickly and efficiently.