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Anti-Immigrant Amendments Fail in Massachusetts State Legislature

Yet another set of anti-immigrant proposals, this time offered as last-minute amendments to a Massachusetts state budget bill, failed to gain traction last week.  Twenty-seven pages of draconian anti-immigrant amendments were reduced to text that simply re-states existing bars on undocumented residents applying for public benefits.

Release: State Legislators Unite, Show Progressive Way Forward on Immigration

At a press briefing co-hosted by Progressive States Network and the National Immigration Law Center, members of State Legislators for Progressive Immigration Policy (SLPIP) -- a dynamic and rapidly growing group of 54 legislators representing 28 states -- unveiled legislation they are advancing in their states to promote the effective integration of immigrants as critical members of communities and state economies

FL: Republican Leaders Drawing Up Arizona-Styled Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Florida Republican leaders have begun crafting anti-illegal-immigrant legislation modeled after an Arizona law that has incited widespread protests and fueled national and international debate over U.S. immigration policies.

Under the proposed bill, police would have broad power under state law to ask suspects for proof of legal residency, said Rep. William Snyder, a Republican from Stuart who plans to introduce the legislation in November.

Progressive States Action Statement on New Senate Proposal for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Progressive States Action and State Legislators for Progressive Immigration Policy (SLPIP) released a following statement in response to the release of a new Senate draft proposal for comprehensive immigration reform.

Progressive States Action Statement on Gov. Brewer's Signing of SB 1070 in Arizona

Progressive States Action and State Legislators for Progressive Immigration Policy (SLPIP) released this statement in response to Gov. Brewer’s signing of SB 1070 into law in Arizona

Release: Progressive States Action Statement on Arizona's Passage of SB 1070

Progressive States Action and State Legislators for Progressive Immigration Policy, a group of state legislators committed to supporting comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our core values as a nation, released this statement in response to the passage of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070.

Eye on the Right: Report States Republicans Should Not Court Latino Voters

A recent blog post from the Immigration Policy Center decries a recent report from the anti-immigrant think tank Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which calls on the Republican Party to essentially give up courting Latino immigrant voters for the time being and remain anti-immigrant.

State Immigration Policy to Promote National Change

The national debate on immigration will be heating up in the coming months with the recent introduction of a new comprehensive immigration reform proposal by Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and a likely proposal from Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

State Immigration Policy to Promote National Change