Reuters/Lucy Nicholson - An immigrant waves a U.S. flag at a naturalization ceremony for 3,703 new U.S. citizens in Los Angeles, California, December 17, 2013.
Blog Post | Immigration Facts
Want to See Action on Immigration Reform? Look at States and Cities
December 20, 2013,
A year ago this month, we were talking about the impending fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, and the possibility of immigration reform. Sound familiar? This December has also included a budget deal avoiding another government shutdown and discussion about how to move forward with federal immigration reform. In the absence of a new federal policy it may seem that not much has changed over the last 12 months, but the first half of 2013 saw progress on reforming our nation’s dysfunctional immigration system with the Senate passing a comprehensive bill and the House moving piecemeal bills out of committee.