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Month: August 2013

Memo on Immigration: Let’s Not Forget How We Got Here

At a Politico Playbook breakfast yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) made an important comment about the politics of immigration reform and why it is so critical for Republicans to engage on the issue.  As Elise Foley reported at Huffington Post: “As you look at demographics in states like mine, that means that we will go … Continue reading »

The New Politics of Immigration Behind the New Prospects for Reform

With immigration reform moving to center stage, the political implications and motivations behind the debate are also moving into the limelight. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: While some observers remain stuck in the old conventional wisdom regarding the politics of immigration, most leaders and strategists in both Parties recognize the new … Continue reading »

The New Politics of Immigration Behind the New Prospects for Reform

With immigration reform moving to center stage, the political implications and motivations behind the debate are also moving into the limelight. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, “While some observers remain stuck in the old conventional wisdom regarding the politics of immigration, most leaders and strategists in both Parties recognize the new … Continue reading »

Univision.com: El plan migratorio de Obama

Titulado “Arreglando nuestro sistema de inmigración para que todos jueguen bajo las mismas reglas”, la iniciativa incluye la ciudadanía para mayoría de los 11 millones de indocumentados que, entre oros requisitos, deben carecer de antecedentes criminales. La siguiente es la versión del plan difundido por la oficina de prensa de la Casa Blanca.

E.J. Dionne: Because of Changed Politics, "This Is Immigration Reform’s Time"

You’ve heard it from us over and over: there’s a new politics of immigration reform, shaped by the 2012 elections. That new politics means immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million, is under serious consideration in Congress. The Democrats promised it. And the Republicans need it. E.J. Dionne, one of the … Continue reading »

In Case You Missed It: The Daily Show Talks Immigration from "His Panic Room"

The Daily Show last night with Jon Stewart and correspondents Al Madrigal and Jessica Williams covered the hot immigration news of this week with their own take on why Republicans are suddenly so willing to come to the table on reform.  As Al Madrigal said: To see Republicans in a last-ditch attempt to ensure the … Continue reading »

Must-Read Articles on Immigration, January 31, 2013

TIME: Q & A with Immigration Reform Advocate Frank Sharry By Alex Rogers January 30, 2013 New York Times: On Immigration, Obama Assumes Upper Hand By Michael Shear and Mark Landler January 30, 2013 Talking Points Memo: Obama Promises To Put ‘Everything I’ve Got’ Behind Immigration Reform By Pema Levy Alternet: Obama Pushes Ahead With … Continue reading »