Cities and towns are caught in the middle of a complex national debate. Barring consensus at all levels of government on a solution to immigration reform-one that supports both enforcement of laws and integration efforts-communities across America will continue to face financial, cultural and political strains.
Comprehensive National Immigration Reform Policy
NLC supports reform legislation that contains the following key principals:
Advocacy Agenda: Fix the Nation's Broken Immigration System (PDF)
One-page issue brief containing NLC's legislative position on comprehensive immigration reform, message to Congress, and related immigration facts.
NLC Municipal Action for Immigrant Integration (MAII) Program
Through research and technical assistance capacities, NLC's Municipal Action for Immigrant Integration program focuses on promoting civic engagement and naturalization among immigrant communities in cities throughout the United States.
Nation's Cities Weekly Articles
Articles related to comprehensive immigration reform that have appeared in recent editions of Nation's Cities Weekly.
Partnership for a New American Economy
Bipartisan group of mayors from across the country and business leaders from all sectors of the economy coming together to raise awareness of the economic benefits of sensible immigration reform.