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  • LIVEBLOG: Everything You Need to Know About Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit

    From livestreams to Twitter to DREAMer updates, check in with our liveblog on up-to-date #IASummit news…    


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  • Meet the 2016 GOP Candidates for President — and Their Positions on Immigration

    From Rand Paul to Ben Carson to Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina, here’s everything you need to know about the potential GOP 2016 hopefuls…


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  • NEW REPORT: GOP’s Picks to Oversee Immigration Subcommittee on Senate Judiciary Committee Says A Lot About Their Real Agenda

    Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) is expected to be selected by his Republican colleagues to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration…


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  • NEW REPORT: Judge Hanen and the Nativist Lawsuit Against Immigration Executive Action

    In a new report, America’s Voice Education Fund reveals Judge Hanen’s foray into the world of immigration politics and the disturbing truth behind the 25 state lawsuit…  


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  • GOP Aims to Destroy DACA as Well as Executive Action

    For pro-immigration reform advocates, the battle to protect the most profound immigration policy change in a generation begins…


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01/27/15 In a strong show of unity, Senate Democrats joined together and sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today calling on him to pass a long-term Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill without ideologically-driven riders.  Nevertheless, Senator McConnell announced that the Senate will move to the House-passed DHS bill – with amendments […]
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01/27/15  Will Senate GOP Really Turn Critical Hearing on Attorney General Nominee into Anti-Immigrant Brawl? In Congress and on the campaign trail, Republicans have been busy in the new year burnishing their anti-immigrant brand image.  In Washington, most of the anti-immigration action has taken place in the House of Representatives, where the GOP passed legislation straight from the top of the […]
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01/29/15 As Pema Levy points out in a post at Mother Jones today, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is the Senate’s equivalent of Steve King, and is just as much an anti-immigrant hardliner though with slightly less of a tendency for repeated gaffes. The thing though, is that the Senate GOP leadership has just made Sessions the chair of […]
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01/29/15 Earlier this month, House Republicans made funding for the Department of Homeland Security contingent on overturning DACA and DAPA — and now they’re waiting for Senate Republicans to do the same.  More than half a million DACA-mented young people in the last two years have flourished as a result of being able to legally work […]
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01/29/15 The DREAMers are at it again! Yesterday, before the start of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee, DREAMers with United We Dream chased down a number of SJC Republicans and asked them what they thought about Steve King calling young immigrants “deportables.” “Am I a deportable?” You can watch the DREAMers posing […]
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All three former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including two Republicans, are calling on Republicans to stop insisting that homeland security funding be tied to the GOP’s ideological battle against the President’s immigration actions.   In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), former […] (01/29/15) »

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: Is it possible for a politician to be too successful at the ballot box? This appears to be the case with Nevada’s Republican Governor Brian Sandoval. Thanks to a favorable political environment, low turnout among many traditional Democratic constituencies, and the inability of Nevada Democrats to recruit a serious challenger, Sandoval […] (01/29/15) »

Mother Jones: Step Aside, Steve King: Meet the Right’s Most Powerful Immigration Foe By Pema Levy National Journal: Obama Will Warn GOP Against Homeland Security Shutdown By Alex Brown Washington Post: Ex-DHS secretaries warn Congress not to ‘risk funding for the operations that protect every American’ By Ed O’Keefe The Hill: Obama seizes leverage from […] (01/29/15) »

Earlier this month, House Republicans made funding for the Department of Homeland Security contingent on overturning DACA and DAPA — and now they’re waiting for Senate Republicans to do the same.  More than half a million DACA-mented young people in the last two years have flourished as a result of being able to legally work […] (01/28/15) »

Before the start of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearing today, members of United We Dream confronted Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and asked them why the GOP wants to deport DREAMers and their families. Most Senators ducked the question, but when Washington Dream Act Coalition’s Moses Chege told Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) that he was a […] (01/28/15) »

In the Google Hangout below, Elianne Ramos interviews three DREAMers who were recently at the Iowa Freedom Summit: Cesar Vargas, Erika Andiola, and Juan Escalante.  Cesar and Erika have already made a name for themselves chasing down Steve King and Rand Paul in Iowa, and Cesar was recently arrested protesting Chris Christie at the Freedom Summit. […] (01/28/15) »

All three former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including two Republicans, are calling on Republicans to stop insisting that homeland security funding be tied to the GOP’s ideological battle against the President’s immigration actions.   In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), former […] (01/29/15) »

In a strong show of unity, Senate Democrats joined together and sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today calling on him to pass a long-term Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill without ideologically-driven riders.  Nevertheless, Senator McConnell announced that the Senate will move to the House-passed DHS bill – with amendments […] (01/27/15) »

 Will Senate GOP Really Turn Critical Hearing on Attorney General Nominee into Anti-Immigrant Brawl? In Congress and on the campaign trail, Republicans have been busy in the new year burnishing their anti-immigrant brand image.  In Washington, most of the anti-immigration action has taken place in the House of Representatives, where the GOP passed legislation straight from the top of the […] (01/27/15) »

It looks like the promised Republican vision of “responsible governance” has a decidedly anti-immigrant bent.  In both chambers of Congress and in the early stages of the 2016 campaign, the Republican Party is adopting and embracing a restrictionist vision of immigration policy centered on maximizing deportations.  Despite widespread recognition about the political dangers of a […] (01/26/15) »

In his latest article entitled, “Steve King Won’t Be GOP’s Sister Souljah”, Frank Wilkinson of Bloomberg View examines how the nativist views of Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is poisoning the GOP brand and hurting the 2016 presidential aspirants.  It’s a must-read ahead of this weekend’s Freedom Summit in Iowa where a number of Republican 2016 […] (01/23/15) »

All the Resources You Need Ahead of Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit This weekend, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is gathering a majority of the 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls at the Iowa Freedom Summit, where the likes of Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and many more will come to kiss King’s ring and attempt to build up a base […] (01/22/15) »