Press Releases

06/02/14 | Steve King Anti-DREAMer Vote; DACA Anniversary; and Senate Bill Passage Anniversary Will the GOP Exit June as the Anti-Immigrant Party, or as a Party Capable of Winning the White House in 2016? As the calendar turns to June, this month will see three different immigration-related anniversaries that add up to a telling reflection of the […] | Read More »

06/02/14 | Family Relieved to Continue Life Without Imminent Threat of Deportation; Commits to Pushing for a Long Term Solution Seattle, WA – After tirelessly building public support for keeping their family together, Jaime Rubio Sulficio and Keiko Maruyama won a reprieve on Jaime’s deportation from Washington State Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Field Office Director Nathalie […] | Read More »

05/29/14 | Instead of Pushing for an Immigration Reform that the Majority of Coloradans Support, Colorado Republicans All SupportAnother Extremist Measure from Fringe Congressman Steve King (R-IA) Denver, CO – While House Republicans continue to trot out weak excuses for not putting a bipartisan immigration reform bill to a vote, they have found time and support on […] | Read More »

05/29/14 | House Republicans have had a year to act on an immigration overhaul and have refused, trying to pin the blame for their inaction and obstruction on everything from the announcement of a national monument in New Mexico to the conflict in Syria.  While House Republicans have refused to vote on the Senate’s immigration bill or […] | Read More »

05/29/14 | Although House Republican leaders have thus far refused to schedule a vote on reasonable immigration reform, they continue to find time to let Rep. Steve King (R-IA) rant and rave against immigrants and offer up amendments to go after them. Last June, the House passed a Steve King amendment to defund the DACA program and […] | Read More »

05/28/14 | Cantor Boasts of Blocking Reform, President Delays Administrative Relief Two major developments yesterday serve to clarify the state of play on legislative and administrative immigration reform: 1) chances that House Republicans will move on immigration reform legislation were dealt a huge blow by Eric Cantor; and 2) the President’s announcement that the results of the […] | Read More »

05/27/14 | Will Coffman Follow Romney Down the Path to 23 Percent of the Latino Vote in Colorado? As former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney visits Colorado today to endorse and raise money for Rep. Mike Coffman (R, CO-6), the obvious question arises: Will Mike Coffman continue his path following Romney down the “self-deportation” rabbit hole? It […] | Read More »

05/27/14 | Legal Experts, Advocates and Affected Individuals Discuss DOJ Strategy of Prosecuting Immigrants for Reuniting with their Families As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) completes its review of deportation policies and practices, there’s been little focus on another major player in the immigration enforcement machinery: the Department of Justice (DOJ). On a press call today, […] | Read More »

05/22/14 | Vote on Immigration Reform in Early Summer, Or the President Will Have No Choice But to Act Today, actions from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and influential Spanish language journalist Jorge Ramos made it clear that if House Republicans fail to act on immigration legislation in the next several weeks, […] | Read More »

05/22/14 | Political Experts Discuss State of Immigration Politics, Implications for 2014 and 2016 As House Republicans continue to block votes on immigration reform, the legislative space for action continues to shrink and so do the GOP’s prospects of remaining competitive in 2016.  On today’s Office Hours call, immigration advocates and political experts from California and Colorado […] | Read More »

05/22/14 | GOP Leaders Continue to Hide Behind Lame Excuses to Avoid Voting on Immigration Reform House Republican leaders are concocting more and more excuses for their legislative inaction on immigration reform.  Unfortunately for them, the excuses don’t even pass the laugh test. Yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) issued a statement full of righteous indignation that President […] | Read More »

05/21/14 | It’s Always About Getting to “No” Without Plotting a Way to Get to “Yes” Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has consistently said that immigration reform “needs to get done.”  Yet when it comes to turning rhetoric into action, Boehner the rest of Republican leadership always find a way to get to “no.” According […] | Read More »

05/20/14 | Despite the 326 days Since the Senate Passed Immigration Reform With No Action from House, Coffman Continues to Talk About His Military Dreamer Bill and Do Nothing Today, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) spoke about the need to provide immigrant youth the chance to earn citizenship through service in the military. That would have been a […] | Read More »

05/20/14 | What an Ex-Minuteman, Tom Tancredo, and Eric Cantor Have in Common Washington, DC – So much for the modernization of the Republican Party. In California, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has a very real chance to win the state’s Republican primary in early June.  Donnelly is a former Minuteman, who once likened unauthorized immigration to a war, and […] | Read More »

05/19/14 | Cantor Shuts Down Simplest Reform on Defense Bill Last year House Majority Leaders Eric Cantor (R-VA) spoke of how the party needed to champion a measure – the KIDS Act, he called it – that would put young undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship.  But last Friday, Cantor made clear that he would block attempts to include […] | Read More »

05/19/14 | In Wake of Eric Cantor’s Decision to Block Non-Controversial ENLIST Act, Hearing Illustrates Consequences for Military and Country Today in Chicago, longtime immigration champion Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)’s Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations is holding a field hearing on the contributions of immigrants in the military and the need to expand enlistment policies to include DREAMers […] | Read More »

05/16/14 | Eric Cantor Gave Steve King an Immigration Vote, but Halts Vote on Non-Controversial Bill from Jeff Denham Today, House Leadership reminded us that even when it comes to the least controversial aspects of immigration reform, they remain beholden to the Steve King Caucus. Per Seung Min Kim of Politico, “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will […] | Read More »

05/16/14 | Outside a fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today, local leaders staged a rally to protest the fact that these three House Republicans are key obstacles standing in the way of immigration reform that would keep Colorado immigrant families together. See a […] | Read More »