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Backbone on Steve King’s Racism: Lost in Congress, Found in Iowa

GOP Mostly Silent, While Iowa’s Largest Newspaper Calls for Republicans to Oppose His Re-Election Despite Steve King’s openly white nationalist comments, the vast majority of Republicans are content to ignore King’s comments or issue mealy-mouthed statements that show no backbone (looking at you, Speaker Ryan.) In an interview with Fox News, Speaker Ryan stated: “I’d like … Continue reading »

Even More Border Security Won't Appease Anti-Immigrant Hard Liners

House Republican leaders appear to be riding an immigration seesaw.  One minute they’re attaching extreme amendments to the DHS appropriations bill to placate the Steve King wing of their conference, the next minute they’re readying a “Plan B” in case those provisions get rejected by the Senate.  Here’s POLITICO on the stakes that Republican leaders are … Continue reading »

On Immigration, GOP is Still Steve King’s Party

Iowa Republican in Driver’s Seat Unless and Until House Republican Leadership Takes Action – And Soon  Washington, DC – In an extended interview with the authors of the “The Way North” series from the New York Times, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) makes clear that he plans to drive the Republican Party’s immigration direction in the … Continue reading »

Infographic: Swing Voters On Immigration Reform From Latino Decisions

Check out this new infographic from Latino Decisions highlighting their new survey which finds Republicans have a lot riding on their next move on immigration reform. With only 10 days left before Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s deadline for legislation, it’s beginning to look like the GOP is all but doomed to fall off the demographic cliff.  

NYTimes Editorial Reminds Us That Children Fleeing Violence is a Humanitarian Crisis, Not a Political Football

Washington, DC – Addressing the surge of children fleeing violence in Central America and arriving at the borders of the U.S. and other countries is a humanitarian crisis, not a political football.  As Leslie Velez of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees recently told National Journal, “It’s a humanitarian crisis in the region.  The numbers are alarming, … Continue reading »

Two California Republicans Offer Contrasting Models for Kevin McCarthy on Immigration

Will Kevin McCarthy Follow the Path of Pete Wilson or Ronald Reagan? Washington, DC – As a series of new reports capture, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) likely ascension to House Majority Leader will have important implications for immigration policy and moreover, the political future of the Republican Party.  And coming from California, no one should understand the politics … Continue reading »

Democrats Continue to Demand A Vote on HR 15. Republicans Defeat it in House Budget Committee

This afternoon, House Democrats continued their efforts to demand a vote on H.R. 15. At a hearing of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA), offered H.R. 15 as an amendment to the Republican budget. Cardenas spoke in favor of the amendment as did Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL), Michelle Lujan Grisham D-NM), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Lloyd … Continue reading »

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 »

Immigration Power in the Districts of Reps. Ted Poe (TX-02) and Blake Farentnold (TX-27)

Just a reminder to Texas Representatives Ted Poe and Blake Farenthold about immigration power in their districts. The immigration advocates in Texas will be reminding them about this a lot in 2014 – as will we. The future of 45 GOP members could be determined by the Republican House leadership’s decision on whether to move … Continue reading »

Immigration Power in the District of Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-10)

Just a reminder to Florida Representative Daniel Webster about immigration power in his district. Led by the unrelenting advocates in Florida, our movement will be reminding them about this a lot in 2014. The future of 45 GOP members could be determined by the Republican House leadership’s decision on whether to move forward on immigration … Continue reading »