Press Releases

03/16/15 | Despite Renewed Dept. Priorities, ICE Insists on Wasting Resources Deporting Beloved Pastor and Separating American Family Today, in the wake of a relentless, nationwide mobilization against the arrest of Mennonite Pastor Max Villatoro, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) […] | Read More »

03/16/15 | In the Huffington Post, Juan Escalante Explains How the GOP’s Obsession with Immigrants is Blocking a Historical Nomination Over the weekend, after months of slow walking, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced plans to delay […] | Read More »

03/13/15 | After Series of Arbitrary Transfers to Multiple Detention Centers, ICE Seeks Apparent Retaliation Against Pastor Max Villatoro and His Loved Ones; Community Demands Answers After a week-long, nationwide mobilization against the arrest of local Mennonite Pastor Max Villatoro, […] | Read More »

03/13/15 |  Leaders Weigh in on Lynch Nomination; DOJ Lawsuit; Other Developments To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. Washington, DC – Next week, after months of GOP slow walking and delay, the Senate will vote on […] | Read More »

03/11/15 | American Children of Immigrants Parents Coming of Age, Ready to Vote for their Families Senator David Vitter continues to push for a vote on his unconstitutional amendment to gut the Constitution’s definition of who is a citizen. […] | Read More »

03/11/15 | Senator Vitter Proposes Radical Unconstitutional Measure to Redefine Who is a U.S. Citizen  Fresh off a bruising and unsuccessful battle over immigration that brought the nation to the brink of a DHS shutdown, you would […] | Read More »

03/09/15 | In the Wake of Deportation Order, Iowa City Pastor Max Villatoro and Father of Four Receives Outpouring of Public Support  After learning that Max Villatoro, a local Mennonite Pastor and father of four U.S. citizen […] | Read More »

03/09/15 | At the Iowa Agricultural Summit held this past weekend, Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) got most of the attention regarding immigration.  He reiterated that undocumented immigrants should be legalized and once again suggested, while dodging direct questions, […] | Read More »

03/06/15 | Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in Iowa have set their sights on their latest low priority target for deportation: Max Villatoro, a local Mennonite Pastor and father of four U.S. citizen children. ICE arrived […] | Read More »

03/06/15 | Latino Pollster, Latino Leader and Immigration Advocate Discuss What’s Next for Immigration Policy and Politics To Listen to a Recording of Today’s Press Call, Click Here. Now that the debate over Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  […] | Read More »

03/03/15 | Republicans Seem Unable to Move on from Anti-Immigrant Obsession This week, as the GOP fueled Department of Homeland Security (DHS) debate careens to a close, the House Judiciary Committee is marking up four immigration enforcement-only bills.  After […] | Read More »

03/03/15 | After weeks of battling the inevitable, House Republicans appear set to finally advance a clean DHS funding bill stripped of immigration riders.  This predictable outcome reinforced the fact that immigration is the Republicans’ kryptonite.  Instead of helping the […] | Read More »

03/02/15 | The Monster of Their Own Creation is Out of Control An array of voices from across the political spectrum agree that the DHS funding debacle has been a colossal embarrassment and failure for the GOP.  According […] | Read More »

02/27/15 | He Should Know Better Today, the Senate voted to block debate on an extreme anti-immigration measure by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)—legislation designed to take away the President’s DAPA and expanded DACA programs and resume the […] | Read More »

02/27/15 | Today the Senate approved a clean Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill, and Senate Democrats blocked a motion to proceed to a bill from Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) that would nullify the President’s immigration-related […] | Read More »

02/27/15 | If the GOP Wants to Address Nation’s Immigration Problems, then They Should Give Up on Mass-Deportation Measures and Be Prepared for a Debate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Today, the Senate voted to block debate on […] | Read More »

02/26/15 | Today the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicks off a multi-day event featuring a contingent of likely 2016 Republican presidential contenders, conservative activists and media observers.  Immigration is sure to be a dominant focus of […] | Read More »

02/26/15 | 77% Americans support path to citizenship or legal status; 19% support deportation The Republican Party’s anti-immigrant obsession is driving the GOP in a dangerous direction.  Not only is the Party set to be blamed for […] | Read More »