Center for American Progress Action
: How Progressives Are Addressing Immigration in the States
How Progressives Are Addressing Immigration in the States
During this presidential campaign year when immigration has played a central role, Progressive States Network and the Center for American Progress Action Fund are hosting an event to highlight states’ efforts which have created a blueprint for progressive national reform. Although the media has largely ignored progressive viewpoints on this issue in favor of news that is often more divisive and politically charged, many forward-thinking state legislators and local advocates have had notable success championing state immigration policy that is humane, fair and resists scapegoating. Their examples provide a critical, much-needed model for federal immigration policy that can uplift all members of our communities by strengthening the economic security of all families and integrating newcomers into our society through sensible, comprehensive approaches.
The event will feature state legislators and advocates who have led efforts to defeat anti-immigrant legislation in their states and promote positive, progressive immigration policies.