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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

"There’s Virtually Nobody Organized Against Comprehensive Immigration Reform"

Right now, Washington is consumed with the shutdown of the federal government — and the intransigence of the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party. Even while DC is gridlocked, immigration keeps moving. Today, House Democrats are introducing their immigration reform bill. It’s legislation that includes bipartisan policies on the path to citizenship and border … Continue reading »

GOP Take Note: On Immigration, Trendlines Are Heading Our Way

As Congress returns to work next week, one thing is clear: the immigration reform movement has never been stronger. And the movement gets stronger every day. We continue to build political power while our opponents continue to lose credibility. After the August recess, another thing is clear: we now have the votes to pass immigration reform with … Continue reading »

600,000 Americans to Speaker Boehner: Give Us A Vote on Citizenship

Led by CREDO Action, MoveOn and Reform Immigration for America advocates delivered over 600,000 petitions to Speaker John Boehner today with a very clear message: We want a vote on a path to citizenship. The petitions were delivered to Boehner at his district office in West Chester, Ohio this morning. The decision to hold a … Continue reading »

BREAKING: Senator Grassley Confirms Senate Immigration Bill Not Amnesty

During a meeting today with constituents in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)—one of the chief opponents of the Senate immigration bill—conceded that the legislation is not amnesty. In response to a constituent’s question—“Do you consider the Senate immigration bill amnesty?”—Grassley replied, “I don’t use that word.  [The Senate bill] is a little bit different … Continue reading »

Headlines We Can Believe In: "Immigration Reformers Are Winning August"

One more time: Immigration Reformers Are Winning August The Atlantic’s Molly Ball spent some time reporting on the August activities of our side and the anti-immigrant side. And, the results are pretty clear: we are winning. The full article is worth a read. Here are some excerpts: Activists on both sides of the immigration debate … Continue reading »

Politico on "Anti-immigration-reform’s Laid-back Summer"

We’ve covered the outpouring of activism from pro-immigration reform advocates around the country this summer. And, we’ve noticed the dearth of any presence from the anti-immigrant side. We’re not the only ones who have noticed. Politico’s Anna Palmer reports on their absence: Anti-immigration groups aren’t drawing large, loud crowds to their rallies — only about … Continue reading »

MoveOn, 18 Million Rising, CREDO, We Belong Together and MomsRising Want Discharge Petition for Immigration Reform

Big news from some of our progressive allies today. They want action in the House on immigration reform with a path to citizenship – as does America’s Voice. Today, we called on House Democrats to support a discharge petition for immigration reform legislation. Here’s the press release: Progressive Coalition Calls on House Democrats to Introduce … Continue reading »

Orange County Immigration Activists Rally at Office of Rep. Ed Royce, Canvass In His District For Reform

There’s been an enormous amount of activism in California this month — with much more to come. Yesterday, in Orange Country, the birthplace of California’s notorious Prop 187,  immigration advocates shouted “Yes We Can!” in Korean and Spanish at a rally in front of the office of Congressman Ed Royce. Among the participants were Dayne Lee, Korean … Continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Leader: Pro-Reform Movement Mounting “Staggering, Well-Financed Hard Push by the Left and the Right”

In an article titled, “Immigration Overhaul Advocates Make Big August Push,” Holly Yeager of the  Washington Post writes: “An unusual alliance of advocates — including Internet moguls and evangelicals, representatives of big business and labor unions — is working across the country during the August congressional recess in an all-out push for immigration reform.  The broad … Continue reading »