Press Releases

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 | Scorecard Zeroes in on the 12 Most Vulnerable Republicans Yesterday, House Democrats continued their efforts to demand a vote on immigration reform and House Republicans continued to block action while promising to one day address the issue.  The disconnect between Republicans’ rhetorical support for immigration reform and their actual legislative record is vast, and given […] | 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 »

03/27/14 | President Obama recently ordered a review of deportations, looking for ways to make the US immigration system more humane.  But as we and others have pointed out, we already know a lot of what needs to be fixed.  Case in point, in an op-ed at the Los Angeles Times today, former Acting ICE Director John Sandweg expressed his […] | Read More »

03/27/14 | A range of observers are capturing the dire political implications for the Republican Party should they continue to block immigration reform this year. Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas writes a new column in The Hill, titled “GOP DOA in 2016,” that captures how the short-sightedness of the Republican Party likely will inflict tremendous damage on […] | Read More »

03/27/14 | Republicans in the House of Representatives seem to be planning to ignore immigration reform this Congress, to the detriment of the country, Washington state, 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 a majority in the House […] | Read More »

03/26/14 | The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent breaks an important story today – the news that President Obama floated executive action on immigration by summer, should House Republicans continue to block immigration reform legislation. Read Sargent’s must read analysis, “On immigration, the GOP’s window for action is closing fast,” below: Today House Dems introduced their discharge petition […] | Read More »

03/26/14 | A Sign of How Much the Politics of Immigration Have Changed Democrats in the House of Representatives are demanding action on immigration reform and using a variety of procedural tactics, such as today’s “previous question” on the national parks bill and the filing of a “discharge petition,” to try to force a debate. This overwhelming Democratic support for […] | Read More »