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Month: July 2015

Reps. Becerra, Crowley Elected Chair and Vice Chair of House Democratic Caucus

House Democrats elected their leadership yesterday – and one of our strongest allies in Congress, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), will chair the House Democratic Caucus. Via Adriana Maestas from Politics365: On Thursday morning, Congressman Xavier Becerra, who has served in the House of Representatives since 1993, was elected to Chair the House Democratic Caucus. This positions … Continue reading »

House Passes Lamar Smith’s STEM Jobs Act 245-139

In the first vote on an immigration bill since this month’s election, the Republican-controlled House rehashed an old policy and passed a version of a bill that already failed earlier this year, 245-139.  Twenty-seven Democrats joined Republicans in supporting the legislation. The STEM Jobs Act, sponsored by anti-immigrant Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), would increase visas … Continue reading »

Nevada Governor Sandoval Supports Driver's Licenses for DREAMers

Could some in the non-extremist wing of the GOP be slowly starting to “get it” on immigration?  Yesterday, the Huffington Post reported that the state of Nevada—led by Republican Governor Brian Sandoval—is the latest to confirm that it will allow DREAMers recognized by President Obama’s deferred action (DACA) program to apply for driver’s licenses.  From the Elise Foley: Receiving … Continue reading »

Steve King: GOP Shouldn't Try for Latino Vote Because Dems Will Just Give Them a "Great Big Check"

Hasn’t Rep. Steve King (R-IA) gotten the memo yet? While Republicans of all stripes are busy agreeing that the GOP must start doing better with the Latino vote and immigration reform, anti-immigrant Rep. King is—as Sen. Lindsey Graham would say—digging the hole deeper.  King went on talk radio this week to claim that GOP efforts … Continue reading »

On Immigration Reform, Republicans Need to Go Big or Lose Big

Some Republicans get it.  Because of the party’s historic losses among Latino voters in the 2012 elections they are calling for the GOP to adopt a new brand image on immigration.  Some still don’t get it.  These Republicans seem to hope that they can do something that looks like immigration reform and address their demographic and political problems. For example, … Continue reading »

On Immigration Reform, Republicans Need to Go Big or Lose Big

Half-Measures and Pretend Solutions Won’t Solve the GOP’s Problem   Some Republicans get it.  Because of the party’s historic losses among Latino voters in the 2012 elections they are calling for the GOP to adopt a new brand image on immigration.  Some still don’t get it.  These Republicans seem to hope that they can do something … Continue reading »

La Opinión: Soñadores contra la gobernadora Brewer

En la demanda se argumenta que la orden ejecutiva de la gobernadora republicana está en conflicto con la Constitución porque el gobierno federal es quien tiene la jurisdicción para regular el campo de la inmigración y no el estado. Por otra parte, los demandantes también sostienen que Brewer está violando la Décimo Cuarta Enmienda de la … Continue reading »