46 million Americans, or 15 percent of the population, are now considered at least nominally poor -- a record number reached during Obama's first term. Roughly the same number of people currently subsist on food stamps, an uptick of nearly 20 million people since Obama took office. Almost half of these impoverished Americans -- more than 20 million, according to the latest census data -- are considered "extremely poor," with incomes of less than half the official poverty threshold.
America’s Voice stands with the majority of Americans who support real, comprehensive immigration reform. We are joined by leaders from the law enforcement, local government, business, labor, civil rights, and faith communities who agree that Congress should restore the integrity of the nation’s immigration system.Opponents of reform offer no ideas beyond building a border fence. They have consistently misinformed the public, and have offered no solutions. Americans don’t want endless…
Illegitimacy and Immigration The president talks about this issue frequently in saying that family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande. The corollary, though, is that family breakdown doesn’t stop at the Rio Grande, either.
Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform - The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system. (Read More)
Immigration Points ~ Unless you are one of the first Americans, unless you are a Native American, you came from someplace else. That’s why we’ve always defined ourselves as a nation of immigrants. And we’ve always been better off for it." —President Obama