Press Releases

04/11/14 | Must-read at Politico is the story of Howard Dean Bailey, an immigrant from Jamaica who served his country — and then was deported. Bailey was 17 when he followed his mother from Jamaica to the US, immigrating legally with a green card.  After high school, he enlisted in the US Navy and served for four […] | Read More »

04/10/14 | Rep. Paul Ryan Was Set to Headline Fundraiser with Rep. Steve King, But Iowa GOP Goes to Great Lengths to Say King Declined Invite Weeks Ago Questions Remain: Why Was King’s Name Listed on the Invite Just Days Ago?  And Why Was Paul Ryan Willing to Appear Alongside Steve King? This Friday, in Cedar Rapids, […] | Read More »

04/10/14 | Leader Pelosi Speaks Up, CHC Weighs In, DHS Secretary Johnson Gets Ready Pressure is growing on the Obama Administration to take executive action on deportation relief.  Yesterday, U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) boldly joined the chorus.  And after meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, new U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson indicated […] | Read More »

04/09/14 | These Days Jeb Bush is on the Outs and Steve King is in Charge Washington, DC – Last weekend, Jeb Bush said something that once would have been unremarkable.  He said that for many undocumented immigrants, their decision to come to the United States is “an act of love, it’s an act of commitment to […] | Read More »

04/09/14 | New Washington Post Editorial, TRAC Study and Vox Backgrounder Make the Case While many advocates continue to pressure House Republicans to take action on immigration reform legislation, there is also growing pressure on the Obama Administration to get ready to take executive action if the House continues to slow-walk reform.  A number of new analyses, […] | Read More »

04/08/14 | Immigrant Advocates from Northern and Southern Borders Discuss Facts and Faces Behind DHS “Priorities” in Light of NYT and TRAC Studies In a conference call today with reporters, immigration experts and community leaders reacted to the latest reports about who the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is actually deporting, and how many could actually be […] | Read More »

04/08/14 | House Republicans are blocking immigration reform.  The reason Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) gives?  “How can we trust the President to actually obey the law and enforce the law?”  The likely result of continued Republican inaction: in a matter of weeks, President Obama will exercise his legal authority to find ways to allow undocumented immigrants to […] | Read More »

04/07/14 | Maribel Hastings is a senior adviser with America’s Voice. CLEVELAND, Ohio – Every Tuesday night in Painesville, Ohio, immigrants with a common denominator meet at a converted church: they are protagonists or collateral damage in the government’s deportation machine. The picture blows the water out of the argument that the deportations are focused on criminals or […] | Read More »

04/07/14 | Editorial Challenges Him to Act; Exhaustive Study Reveals 80% of Deportations Have Been For Low Priority Immigrants Two must-read pieces in the New York Times demonstrate the cumulative consequences of the Obama Administration’s immigration enforcement policies, and show why and how President Obama must “do something big and consequential.” A front-page story in today’s paper […] | Read More »

04/04/14 | Rep. Gutierrez Joins Immigrant, Labor and Faith Leaders to Discuss 2 Million Deportations Mark, Border Mass, Cesar Chavez Movie and More As the groundbreaking “Cesar Chavez” biopic hit movie theatres last weekend, Catholic Bishops shone a spotlight on the need to end family separations this week, and activists in 80 cities prepare major events highlighting […] | Read More »

04/04/14 | As Vulnerable House Members Try to Move Something Tiny on Immigration Reform, Steve King and the “Hell No” Caucus Rear Up to Stop Them; Will House Leadership Stand Up to King and His Cohort of Extremists, or Say Adios to Denham and Others? Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) is trying to save his bacon on immigration.  […] | Read More »

04/04/14 | The #DemandAVote discharge petition has 190 signed-on but missing Rep. Heck and other key GOP leaders who say they support a path to citizenship Henderson, NV – In the last few months, Speaker John Boehner and the Republican leadership have done everything they can to block immigration reform. But with the introduction of last week’s […] | Read More »

04/03/14 | Republicans in the House of Representatives seem to be planning to ignore immigration reform this Congress, to the detriment of the country, Nevada, and their own political interests. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and his fellow Republicans have offered weak excuses for their inaction, despite the fact that the votes exist to pass […] | Read More »

04/02/14 | Guti: If the House GOP Won’t Act, the President Will    Washington, DC – This morning on the floor of the House of Representatives Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) told House Republicans that time is running out for them to take action on immigration reform.  If action isn’t taken by the July 4th Congressional recess, he predicts […] | Read More »

04/01/14 | It was quite the busy Monday for the Senate’s leading anti-immigrant member, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).  By objecting to a Senate resolution honoring Latino civil rights hero Cesar Chavez and touting the shoddy “research” of allied anti-immigrant organization the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), Sen. Sessions offered a fresh reminder of how the extreme, anti-immigrant […] | Read More »

03/31/14 | Two New York Times stories from this past weekend highlight the growing anger and disillusionment directed at both political parties, coming from core constituencies.  The Republicans come in for special condemnation from agricultural producers for blocking immigration reform legislation.  Meanwhile, President Obama’s record deportations are causing frustration and anger in the Latino community.  The stories […] | Read More »

03/28/14 | Rep. Joe Garcia, AFL-CIO and Border Network Talk Discharge Petition, Bipartisan Effort to Fix Border Patrol & Next Steps on Immigration  With a vacuum left by House GOP leadership, Democrats in the House of Representatives employed a series of procedural and legislative measures to force a vote on H.R. 15 this week, shinning a spotlight […] | Read More »

03/28/14 | Krikorian’s Employee Stephen Steinlight Has This to Say This About Religious Leaders Who Support Immigration Reform: “God help me, find a baseball bat, there would be a whole lot fewer of them around.” Washington, DC–Right Wing Watch has a video of Stephen Steinlight, senior policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), giving a speech […] | Read More »