Specific Immigration Provisions: Fines, Waiting Periods, and Increased Border Security

Although immigration reform policy is complex and continues to evolve, the Senate bill that passed in June (S-744) includes three key features: a 13-year waiting period before immigrants may become full citizens, an estimated $4,000 in mandatory fines and fees to be paid over the course of the citizenship process, and a $46 billion investment in increased border security. While there is consensus around some provisions, on others, views differ sharply by political affiliation. … [Read more...]

Americans’ Views on Specific Immigration Provisions: Fines, Waiting Periods, and Increased Border Security

Today's Buzz covers the gender gap in libertarianism, public opinion on immigration reform, and some really, really well-aged wine! … [Read more...]

PRRI Prepares to Launch New Survey on What Americans Want from Immigration Reform

Today's Buzz covers the launch of our new immigration report, the increase of economic insecurity across the United States, and physician assisted-suicide! … [Read more...]

The New York Times Cites PRRI in Exploration of Immigration

In the face of inaction by the House, Julia Preston's latest for The New York Times features PRRI's Hispanic Values Survey findings in exploring debates among immigrants currently living in the United States illegally over whether to hold out for a citizenship-only legislative approach or to settle for more protections that stop short of citizenship. … [Read more...]

Business Execs Join Evangelical Leaders in Push for Immigration Reform

Today's Buzz covers the surprising role of Mormons in pushing for ENDA, business executives' efforts to reform the immigration system, and new groups creating Christian communities around craft beer. … [Read more...]

Should Air Force Academy Remove “So Help Me God” From Oath?

Today's Buzz covers immigration reform, a drop in church giving and how to register to attend our 2013 American Values Survey release! … [Read more...]

A Majority of Evangelicals Support Immigration Reform, Despite Competing Values

PRRI 2013 Immigration Survey examines which values influence white evangelical Protestants' views on immigration, including the value of 'welcoming the stranger' and 'enforcing the rule of law.' … [Read more...]

Lawmakers Prepare for Immigration Reform Battle

Today's Morning Buzz covers lawmakers' renewed efforts to reform America's immigration system, along with evangelical environmental protection efforts and the classification of a 1.8 million-year-old human(?) skull! … [Read more...]

Hispanics and the GOP

The Republican Party has a problem with Hispanic voters. Graphic of the Week highlights five areas of concern for the GOP, including negative associations, immigration, party affiliation, perceived concern, and Republican identification. … [Read more...]

Despite Shutdown, Thousands March in Washington for Immigration Reform

Today's Buzz covers a march for immigration reform, how you can start your own religion, and the faith-based case for increasing wages for underpaid federal workers. … [Read more...]


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