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Where Does The Next Speaker Of The House Stand On Immigration?

Speaker John Boehner’s departure from Congress left me wondering what, if anything, his successor would do to fix our broken immigration system. In no particular order, here is what you can expect from candidates seeking the top jobs in the House when it comes to immigration. CANDIDATES FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s … Continue reading »

New United We Dream Survey Shows Huge Positive Impacts In Daily Lives Of DACA Recipients

A new United We Dream survey of more than 1,750 DACA recipients showcases how the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program has led to drastic improvements in the daily lives of undocumented youth. The United We Dream survey — one of the largest of its kind to date — shows “that DACA recipients have made … Continue reading »

In Forum, Iowa State University Addresses Bigotry After Trump Supporters Harass Immigrant & Latino Students

Iowa State University is the largest university in Rep. Steve King’s district, and compared to the rest of his district, ISU is a pretty diverse place. But Steve King doesn’t like diversity. At a town hall meeting back in 2012, King explained his concern with Iowa State University’s multicultural groups, saying these groups are for … Continue reading »

Eva Longoria, Latino Victory Project Call On Latinos To Combat Ugly Rhetoric By Sharing Their Family Stories

Actor and activist Eva Longoria is the latest in a string of high-profile Latinos to fight back against the toxic, anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric from Republican Presidential candidates — and she bringing some back-up, too. The Latino Victory Project co-founder is calling on Latinos and immigrants to submit their personal, family stories for the “Firsts Campaign,” … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, October 1, 2015

English (en español al final de la página): Media Matters: How Conservative Media Obliterated The Space For “Compassionate Conservatism” On Immigration By Jessica Torres AP: Clinton seeking to organize Latino voters ahead of primaries By Ken Thomas National Journal: From “Welfare Queens” to Immigrants By Tanvi Misra Washington Post: Mitt Romney weighs in on 2016, … Continue reading »

North Carolina Legislature Succumbs To The Trump Effect, Passes Anti-Immigrant Bill

As Donald Trump continues to lead in North Carolina, his anti-immigrant rhetoric has inspired state lawmakers to go after the state’s immigrant population. Bill HB 318, which cleared the North Carolina General Assembly late last night, serves only one purpose — to make life a lot harder for undocumented immigrants in the state. Reports from … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, September 30, 2015

English (en español al final de la página): Wall Street Journal: The GOP Choice: Protest or Govern By William A Galston Washington Post: Donald Trump’s ‘humane’ 1950s model for deportation, ‘Operation Wetback’, was anything but By Yanan Wang Huffington Post: Donald Trump Wants To Relive ‘Operation Wetback’ By Roque Planas AP: Arizona Sheriff to Testify … Continue reading »

In California, More Than 500,000 Undocumented Immigrants Now Have Driver’s Licenses Thanks To New Law

In the face of Congressional inaction on immigration reform, states and local governments are taking their own steps to better improve the lives of the nation’s undocumented immigration population — and there’s no better example of that than California. 12 states and Washington, D.C. currently allow undocumented immigrants to legally drive on our roads. But in … Continue reading »