Cristina Jimenez

Over 100 House Dems Push for Immigration fix

Although the timeline for immigration reform is uncertain, some Democrats argue that reform needs to be considered before next year's midterm elections. Recognizing that there is not much time, 111 House Democrats sent a letter to the President reminding him of his commitment to reform our immigration laws.

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Guest Worker Program Still a Sticking Point on Immigration Reform

After the much anticipated immigration meeting, the President reiterated his commitment to reform our broken immigration system. The administration only committed to start the debate this year; hoping that a bill is passed in 2010 before the midterm elections. According to Emanuel, immigration reform lacks the votes to pass this congressional session.

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A Path to Legalization for Immigrants Would Help the Economy

Ira Mehlman, media director of the LA office of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)--a hate group that seeks to reduce immigration to the U.S--argues that legalizing undocumented immigrants would hurt the economy.

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Gillibrand Needs to Change Her Stance on Immigration

Gov. Paterson has picked Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S Senate. As described by the New York Times earlier today, Gillibrand is “known for bold political moves and centrist policy positions.” Gillibrand—endorsed by the National Riffle Association and the recipient of a high grade from an anti-immigrant group called NumbersUSA—is not an encouraging pick for the immigrant community.

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Obama Should Not Ignore Immigration Policy While Focusing on the Economy

Despite the strong and decisive support from the immigrant electorate, many say immigration reform won't be in the agenda during the first year of the Obama administration. The economy is everyone's priority.

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Does Marriage Determine Level of Assimilation?

There's been a lot said about assimilation and whether or not today's immigrants are assimilating. A recent report published by the Manhattan Institute offers an inadequate approach to analyze the assimilation of the U.S. immigrant population. To discuss this further, I recently wrote an op-ed that was published by El Diario last Thursday. Here's the published Spanish version.

The op-ed's translation is following:

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