Press Releases

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 »

03/25/14 | This Isn’t About Obama, This is About You In an attempt to circumvent House Republican leadership, who have refused to advance pro-immigration legislation through regular order, Democrats in the House of Representatives are set to file a discharge petition on HR 15 this week.  For House Republicans who claim to be immigration reform supporters, the discharge petition […] | Read More »

03/21/14 | On Heels of Deportation Review Announcement, Rep. Horsford, Advocates and Legal Experts Discuss Hopes and Expectations for Administrative Action Since news broke last week that President Obama was ordering Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review options for executive action to reduce deportations, many have speculated about what these options might entail and when and […] | Read More »

03/20/14 | On Immigration Reform, It’s Now or Never for the GOP  In a must-read article entitled “Republican Strategists Split: Focus on 2014 or 2016?” Laura Meckler and Beth Reinhard of the Wall Street Journal explore an existential question for the Republican Party: if the Party shelves immigration reform in 2014 for the sake of a strong […] | Read More »