Healthcare reform and Immigrant reform are both on the policy table. We all need to be at that table supporting a reasonable and fair solution to the important issues of the day:
Who gets to come to America and what quality of life they will have when they get here.
At the Policy ThinkShop we will be blogging resources and information to keep you on top of these important public policy topics. Stay tuned…
“Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico who are eligible to become citizens of the United States have not yet taken that step. Their naturalization rate—36%—is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of federal government data. A nationwide survey of Hispanic immigrants by the Center finds that nearly all (93%) who have not yet naturalized say they would if they could. But barriers such as a lack of English proficiency and the financial cost of naturalization are identified as reasons why many legal immigrants have not yet done so.”
Report: A Nation of Immigrants
Data: Statistical Portrait of the Foreign Born, 2011
Report: Unauthorized Immigrants: 11.1 Million in 2011
Report: Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero