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Big Week Ahead for Immigration Reform From SOTU To Cambridge, Maryland

Tonight, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union. Over the weekend, pundits and reporters obsessively speculated about what the President will say and how he will address key issues, like immigration reform. In a letter to supporters Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President, laid out the President’s 2014 meme: In this year of action, the … Continue reading »

CBS News Asks: Can Immigration Reform Pass in 2014? Our Unrelenting Movement Will Make It Happen.

We can’t count the number of times this question of whether immigration reform can pass has been asked.  Last week, at our last “Office Hours” of the year, a number of advocates made the case about the unrelenting pressure from our movement, which only continues to grow. Frank Sharry said, “The immigration movement has been growing … Continue reading »

Congress Worked 21 Hours A Week This Year. Here’s Your New Year’s Resolution, House GOP: Do Your Jobs.

Last month, we kicked off the “Do Your Jobs” campaign to remind Congress of all the immigrants who are working hard to produce our food and drink this holiday season, fromThanksgiving turkeys to Christmas trees.  We have profiled a series of immigrant workers who work every day to contribute to our country. Now, we’re profiling one last … Continue reading »

America’s Voice and United Farm Workers Send Special Holiday Cards to Key House Republicans

Immigrants are Working Hard to Make this Holiday Season Special for America, When Will House Republicans Start Doing Their Jobs Too? Washington, DC – While Members of Congress are on holiday recess, immigrants are working hard—as they do every day of the year – in some of our country’s toughest jobs.  We’ve been profiling workers … Continue reading »

Define American Presents The Pledge: A Symbol of Unity for the Immigration Movement

From Define American, a new symbol of unity for the immigration movement: When immigrants become U.S. citizens, they swear an oath. We should all be willing to do that. Let’s renew our vows to America: I pledge to be an active American to show up for others to govern my self to help govern my … Continue reading »

House GOP Leaders Have Allowed One Immigration Vote: Steve King's Amendment to Deport DREAMers

Over the weekend, House GOP leaders have been making positive noises about holding votes on immigration reform next year. We need to keep up the pressure to make sure that happens. So far, those House leaders have allowed only one immigration vote: Steve King’s amendment to defund DACA and deport DREAMers. Here’s how it played … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform Office Hours: Rep. Gutierrez Talks House State of Play; Pro-Reform Movement Continues to Bring the Heat

Washington, DC – On today’s immigration reform “Office Hours”press call, Rep. Luis Gutierrez and other pro-reform advocates discussed the latest immigration developments stemming from the House of Representatives and gave an update on how the pro-reform movement is ramping up the pressure with events across the country. The confrontation between two teenage activists, Jenni Martinez … Continue reading »

House Members Honor Immigrant Veterans, Demand Vote on HR 15

The House members who participated in the Special Orders last night were all Democrats: Rep. Jared Polis (CO-2), Rep. Tony Cardenas (CA-29), Rep. Paul Tonko (NY-20), Rep. Pete Gallego (TX-23), Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-1), Rep. Joe Garcia (FL-26) and Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41). [View the story “House Members Talk Immigration Reform For Veterans: #CIR4VETS” on … Continue reading »