Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

Since 2007, NDN has a demonstrated commitment to achieving a sensible immigration system that reflects the needs of the 21st century. NDN began to fight for reform by investing in a Spanish-language radio and television media campaign designed to counter anti-immigrant campaigns.  In addition to reaching out to media outlets, NDN has regularly hosted forums with members of Congress to discuss proposals to fix our current broken immigration system. Through research and polling, conducted most recently among voters in Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico, NDN has found that a majority of Americans support a legislative overhaul to fix the broken immigration system, as opposed to passing limited enforcement measures.  

Below, please find some past highlights of our work on immigration reform:



NDN's Immigration Blog

2010 Highlights

Senator Robert Menendez's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 Summary

NDN Statement on New Immigration Framework

Immigration Reform Enters a New Phase by Simon Rosenberg

Commentary on Arizona Bill by Alicia Menendez

2009 Highlights

Presentation: Making the Case for Passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform this Year

7 Reasons Why Congress Should Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform this Year by Simon Rosenberg

Video: Simon Rosenberg makes his case on why congress should pass CIR

Event: Politics & Policy: What to Expect from the Immigration Debate

Video: NDN Forum on Immigration Reform

The Census and Immigration Reform by Simon Rosenberg

Senator Kennedy and CIR by Andres Ramirez

2007 - 2008 Highlights

Event: "Immigration Reform and the Next Administration" - at the DNC in Denver

Polling: Immigration Polling in battleground states

A Responsible Immigration Policy by Simon Rosenberg

Can Democrats Seize the Opportunity the Immigration Debate Offers Them? by Simon Rosenberg

Event: NDN Bicameral Event for CIR


Recent Work

Kristian Ramos
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

As the rumors that the federal government will file a lawsuit against Arizona regarding SB1070 continue to grow, there have been rumors that the federal suit will focus on a legal precedent known as 'Field Preemption.'

Robert J. Shapiro
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

As the debate on comprehensive immigration reform has been rejoined, alarming amounts of misinformation are being presented as facts. This report corrects some of this misinformation by reviewing the empirical evidence and evaluating the real economic effects immigrants in the United States.

Sarah Sanchez
Monday, May 17, 2010

Are immigrant charter schools helpful or harmful to students living in the United States.

Monday, May 3, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Three Democratic Senators recently introduced a legislative framework for immigration reform. As the eyes of the country focus on Arizona, this effort provides a path forward for both parties to work together to fix our broken immigration system.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A look at draconian legislation from Arizona's state government that could land any Hispanic in Arizona-- citizens and undocumented alike-- in police custody.

Zuraya Tapia-Alfaro
Friday, September 18, 2009

CIR is the name given to a legislative strategy to fix our broken immigration system. And passage of immigration reform legislation makes sense for a series of political, policy and economic reasons, outlined in this section.

Simon Rosenberg
Thursday, April 30, 2009

By Simon Rosenberg, April 30, 2009 - Simon lays out our case for why Congress can -- and should -- pass comprehensive immigration reform this year. Read his seven points for why we must work to pass immigration reform in 2009.

Sam duPont
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September 3, 2008 - NDN is excited to release a new set of polls looking at how the immigration issue is playing out in four states that will be instrumental in electing the next President - Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Nevada.

Simon Rosenberg
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Immigration should properly be seen by Democrats as one their greatest political and governing opportunities of this political era, and a true test of whether they have what it takes to lead the emerging America of the 21st century.