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Amendments That Matter: Path to Citizenship – Military DREAMers

If you think the Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup of the Gang of 8 bill has been intense so far, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. As the SJC moves into Titles II and III of the bill—which cover everything from E-Verify to detention policy to family immigration to agricultural workers, not to mention the path to … Continue reading »

DREAMer Cesar Vargas to John Cornyn: You Won't Get Away with Blocking Immigration Reform This Time

Cross-posted at Burnt Orange Report Today, The Houston Chronicle published a searing op-ed from Cesar Vargas of the DREAM Action Coalition, which targeted Texas Senator John Cornyn on immigration. At America’s Voice, we consider Cornyn to a big hypocrite on immigration, so big of a hypocrite that we even gave him an award for it. You’ll like this … Continue reading »

Cesar Vargas: Romney's Ending of Deferred Action Would Send DREAMers "Back to the Shadows"

Last week, Mitt Romney made big news by finally announcing what he would do about President Obama’s deferred action policy: while he claims he would recognize the deferred action granted to DREAMers during Obama’s tenure, he would end the program upon taking office, leaving DREAMers who do not receive their deferrals by January 20th, 2013 … Continue reading »

Caesar Vargas on the Impact and Influence of DREAMers

Writing at The Hill’s Congress Blog, Caesar Vargas — a DREAMer and activist who was in Tampa and Charlotte —  has a post-convention analysis on the politics of immigration. During the Democratic National Convention, Benita Veliz made history during her prime time appearance by being the first undocumented immigrant, or DREAMer, to speak before a national party … Continue reading »

Immigration reform: If Obama’s re-elected, will it be “Yes, He Can” or “No, He Can’t”?

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – California Congressman Xavier Becerra, an Obama campaign surrogate, is one hundred percent certain that the president will be re-elected. And when that happens, Becerra said yesterday at a forum on the Latino vote and immigration, he will deliver the comprehensive immigration reform bill he promised to pass in 2008. “It’s not … Continue reading »

The Challenge and Opportunity of Latino Voter Mobilization

As we have documented, both margin and mobilization are of critical importance to determining the impact of Latino voters in the 2012 elections. Today, a range of observers offer advice to President Obama and Republicans on how to improve their numbers with Latinos. Political analyst Charlie Cook examines new Gallup polling on the presidential race … Continue reading »

The Challenge and Opportunity of Latino Voter Mobilization

As we have documented, both margin and mobilization are of critical importance to determining the impact of Latino voters in the 2012 elections. Today, a range of observers offer advice to President Obama and Republicans on how to improve their numbers with Latinos. Political analyst Charlie Cook examines new Gallup polling on the presidential race … Continue reading »