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Immigration Reform Summer

Courage and Persistence: 7 Untold Stories from Immigration Reform Summer

Below is the eleventh article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution. This week, a red pickup truck pulled up to the West Chester, OH, office of House Speaker John Boehner and … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform Summer: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream Pursued by Immigration Reform Marchers

Below is the tenth article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution. Evoking memories of the African American civil rights marchers of the 1960s, 11 marchers, advocating for immigration reform with a … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform Summer: “At Least We Tried,” on Immigration Won’t Excuse House GOP With Voters

Below is the ninth article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution. Halfway through the August congressional recess, House Republican leaders are being out-shined by newer members of their conference. Rank-and-file members … 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 »

Immigration Reform Summer: GOP’s Denham Says “Yes” to Bipartisan Immigration Reform with Citizenship Path

Below is the eighth article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution.  View other posts in the series here. A congregation-based group, including 11 tired and sunburned immigration reform activists who are … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform Summer: Nearly Two Thousand Immigration Reform Supporters Deliver Resounding Message at GOP Leader’s Office

Below is the seventh article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution.  View other posts in the series here. Through the canyons of California and to the southern end of the San … 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 »

Immigration Reform Summer: Members Talking About Immigration, But What Are They Saying?

Below is the fifth article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution.  View other posts in the series here. As Texas DREAMer Miguel Porfirio prepared to meet this hometown congressman, Republican Blake … Continue reading »

Cantaloupes, Civil Disobedience This Week Just the Beginning: Advocates Planning Event-Packed August for Immigration Reform

It has been a busy week for supporters of immigration reform.  Yesterday, activists delivered cantaloupes to 224 House members who voted with Steve King on his amendment to defund DACA and deport DREAMers.  Afterward, 41 key immigration leaders conducted an act of civil disobedience and were arrested to call attention to House inaction on immigration … Continue reading »