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  • The Strange Ruling and Checkered Judge Who Ruled on Executive Action This Week

    “It’s shocking that a federal judge would use an unrelated criminal case to take it upon himself to declare the lawful, discretionary decisions of a sitting President unconstitutional…”


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  • 5 Key Immigration Questions for Jeb Bush

    Often a lonely pro-reform voice in a GOP that has lurched to the right on immigration, Bush nonetheless needs to clarify and/or answer several essential questions about immigration as he positions for a presidential run…


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  • 2016 Republicans Set to Battle Latino & Immigrant Families, Not President Obama

    While Republicans may be gearing up to fight President Obama, last weekend should remind observers that the GOP’s true battles will be against Latino and immigrant families…


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  • Latinos Overwhelmingly Back Immigration Executive Action in Recent Polls

    A range of recent polling finds overwhelmingly Latino support in favor of the recently announced executive actions on immigration…


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  • Resources for Executive Action

    An archive page on everything you need to know about President Obama’s upcoming administrative relief…


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12/22/14 New Website Captures Humanity of Administrative Action with Videos and Stories from Families Who Benefit and Conviction of Those Still Fighting for Relief  Denver, CO –  As families across the country gather this week to celebrate the holidays, millions more will be able to celebrate with the security that they will be together, finally free […]
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12/19/14 Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard who lost her Senate challenge to Barbara Boxer in 2010, looks like she’s running for president.  In a field that is sure to become crowded with GOP senatorial and gubernatorial heavyweights, some are already writing her off as an underdog.  Our interest in Fiorina stems from the fact […]
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12/22/14 Arizona’s famously anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio spent today trying to argue in favor of more deportations — but in Arizona it was a joyous day for local DREAMers, who were finally able to start applying for driver’s licenses after a protracted legal battle with Gov. Jan Brewer.  In photos and tweets, DREAMers were all smiles as they […]
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12/22/14 It’s time for our end-of-the-year roundup in anti-immigrant extremism, when we look back at 2014 and review the hateful comments, failed rallies, and false claims that made up the opposition to immigration reform.  This year there were many fails: there were at least nine anti-immigrant rallies that flopped or fizzled out into “press conferences,” some […]
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12/22/14 Sheriff Joe Arpaio today is asking a federal judge to suspend President Obama’s executive action until a court ruling can be issued on the constitutionality of the action.  In other words, it’s three days before Christmas, and Arpaio is petitioning a federal court for the resumption of deportations that separate families. Back in Arizona, of course, it’s Arpaio […]
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Washington Post: The Almost Americans Bloomberg: ‘Toughest Sheriff’ Gets First Draw in Obama Immigration Fight CNN:Immigration: More Central Americans apprehended than Mexicans CNN: ‘Unjust': Rights groups slam spread of facilities for immigrant families AP: Immigrants Build Document Trails to Remain in US Vox: One sentence that explains the politics of Obama’s immigration actions Bloomberg: Obama […] (12/22/14) »

Much has happened in immigration this year — which means much has happened with the anti-immigrant extremists opposing it.  Nativists this year have railed at length about immigration in relation to scabies, ebola, terrorists, ISIS, ethnic cleansing, and so much more.  Rounding it up for us is the Anti-Defamation League — please view their post here […] (12/19/14) »

In contrast to some who claim that executive action is actually hurting Obama and the Democrats among Latinos, this week’s WSJ/NBC/Telemundo poll reflects others in finding the opposite.  Latino support for Obama has spiked since executive action, which is going to mean trouble for Latinos in 2016 and beyond. Here are the poll numbers: 57% of Hispanics approve […] (12/19/14) »

2014 was a transformative year for the politics and policy of immigration, and moreover, for the history of this county. Thanks to an ever-growing pro-reform movement, President Obama finally made good on his promise to take action on immigration in the face of Congressional inaction, and very soon, five million immigrant families will be able […] (12/19/14) »

The Hill: Immigration Advocates Shift to Defense Politico: Poll: Hispanic approval of Obama on the rise Washington Post (The Fix): No group was happier with President Obama in 2014 than Latinos The Hill: Immigration move boosts Obama among Latinos Wall Street Journal: Poll: Obama’s Standing Rebounds With Hispanics Politico: The first Latino president? AP: New […] (12/19/14) »

At National Journal today is an interview with Russell Pearce, the former Arizona state senate president who was responsible for passing SB 1070 into law.  The entire interview is worth reading.  Years after he was recalled for his role in passing SB 1070, then outvoted when he tried to return to the state senate, Pearce is unapologetic, still […] (12/18/14) »

New Website Captures Humanity of Administrative Action with Videos and Stories from Families Who Benefit and Conviction of Those Still Fighting for Relief  Denver, CO –  As families across the country gather this week to celebrate the holidays, millions more will be able to celebrate with the security that they will be together, finally free […] (12/22/14) »

2014 was a transformative year for the politics and policy of immigration, and moreover, for the history of this county. Thanks to an ever-growing pro-reform movement, President Obama finally made good on his promise to take action on immigration in the face of Congressional inaction, and very soon, five million immigrant families will be able […] (12/19/14) »

New UWD Video a Reminder that Dreamers Prepared to Hold GOP Accountable, Demand Specific Answers on Essential Immigration Questions A must-watch video from United We Dream (UWD) features Dreamers asking Senate Republicans a simple question – “Do you want to deport my parents?”  The video features interactions between UWD and a who’s who of Republican […] (12/17/14) »

Yesterday brought the news that Arthur Schwab, a federal judge in Pennsylvania, ruled that President Obama’s executive action for immigrants is unconstitutional.  There’s no injunction — the ruling was completely off the cuff and has no actual consequences on the President’s executive actions.  But it’s just a reminder that playing politics with immigration is not just a sport […] (12/17/14) »

Immigration Law Experts Available to Explain What His Unsolicited Opinion Does and Does NOT Mean In the wake of the President’s recent action on immigration, there has been much attention surrounding the legality of such administrative relief. Today, a District Court in Pennsylvania became the first to issue a ruling on the action. While the […] (12/16/14) »

The news that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is planning to run for president is a notable development for the politics of immigration.  Often a lonely pro-reform voice in a Republican Party that has lurched to the right on immigration, Bush nonetheless needs to clarify and/or answer several essential questions about immigration as he positions […] (12/16/14) »