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An anniversary to keep us focused on immigration reform

Two years ago today, the Senate passed a comprehensive (and bipartisan) bill to fix our broken immigration system.

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  • Yumi believes in DREAMers

    Working with OFA helped her realize the power of we.

    Yumi is familiar with the experience of being an immigrant—her passion for helping DREAMers stems from painful periods in her own life. Read her story.

  • Yumi believes in DREAMers

    Working with OFA helped her realize the power of we.

    Yumi is familiar with the experience of being an immigrant—her passion for helping DREAMers stems from painful periods in her own life. Read her story.

  • Yumi believes in DREAMers

    Working with OFA helped her realize the power of we.

    Yumi is familiar with the experience of being an immigrant—her passion for helping DREAMers stems from painful periods in her own life. Read her story.

  • The House's vote on immigration

    The House's vote on immigration

    Tell House leadership to put an end to payback politics.

    The House voted on immigration on Thursday. But it wasn't on an effort to reform our broken system. Nope. Instead, House leaders held a vote that would make our broken immigration system worse.

  • Pass. A. Bill.

    I’m glad the President refused to wait any longer.

    The other side is talking about lawsuits, pledging to delay presidential nominations, and even threatening to shut down the government again.
    All because President Obama took executive action to help fix our broken immigration system.

  • What President Obama will tell the nation tonight

    If you agree that this is a time for action to fix our broken immigration system, add your name.

    Get ready: President Obama is addressing the nation tonight about the actions he's taking to help fix our broken immigration system.

    That's exactly what he said he would do—to take action within his authority as president where Congress has refused to act.

  • Making the case for action

    OFA volunteers across the country came out in support of comprehensive immigration reform.

    This is how volunteers kicked off OFA August.

  • Making the case for action

    OFA volunteers across the country came out in support of comprehensive immigration reform.

    This is how volunteers kicked off OFA August.

  • The House finally held a vote on immigration... (It was pretty heartless)

    No, they didn't answer the national call for a comprehensive solution to our broken system.

    Speaker Boehner and House leadership used the border crisis to pass legislation that threatens DREAMers with deportation—these are hundreds of thousands of young people who grew up as Americans after being brought here as kids through no fault of their own.

  • An update on comprehensive immigration reform

    (Spoiler Alert: Speaker Boehner is still blocking progress, and the cost of inaction continues to grow)

    There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the future of the fight for comprehensive immigration reform. But the path forward is still the same—and that path is still blocked directly by Speaker John Boehner in the House of Representatives.

  • Your representative might need one of these postcards

    It's a quick, easy thing to do—but this is an action that counts.

    Since the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform, inaction in the House has cost our country nearly $12 billion. We know that these messages get seen by representatives and their staff. The more messages they get, the more momentum we'll build.

  • The House's inaction on comprehensive immigration reform is hurting my business

    Sharifa Elaraj, a small-business owner, talks about how the House's inaction is costing her.

    I joined this fight because as an immigrant and as an attorney, I believe that our undocumented brothers and sisters deserve a chance at the American dream, and as a small-business owner I know that every day we wait to fix our broken system is another day we threaten our communities’ small-business growth.

  • The story of an immigrant—my father

    Nora tells the story of a chemist who worked on the Apollo Space Program.

    I arrived in this country in January 1969 with my mother, my brother, and a stack of my favorite books. Six months after we arrived, on July 20, 1969, I came home from school and watched the Apollo 11 moon landing on a little black-and-white television set we'd bought secondhand from the previous tenants.

    The picture was grainy and the sound garbled, but I distinctly remember my excitement, and the words “One giant leap for mankind.” I had picked up enough English by then to understand some of the broadcast, though not all of it. Only later did I learn that my dad worked for a company that helped make that amazing story available to the entire world.

  • Watch Wilmer Valderrama tell his immigration story

    Wilmer believes in the American dream, and now he's fighting for immigration reform.

    Actor Wilmer Valderrama’s family came from Venezuela to the United States. He recently recorded a short video with OFA to tell the story about why he’s fighting for immigration reform.

  • Meet the new face of inaction

    There's a fresh face standing in the way of comprehensive immigration reform.

    It's time to let House Majority Leader Eric Cantor know the cost of inaction on immigration reform.