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Goodlatte Comments, Eric Cantor Memo Show – Again – GOP is Not Serious About Immigration Reform

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the renewal process for DACA this week, and in response, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte had the gall to criticize the announcement and claim that it could hurt the prospects for legislative immigration reform.  As Goodlatte said according to Roll Call: These actions undermine Congress’ hard work to reform our immigration laws and … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform “Office Hours”

“King of the House”: One Year Since Passing Amendment to Deport DREAMers, Steve King Still in Charge of Immigration in House America’s Voice Releases Timeline of King’s Most Memorable “Milestones” on Immigration On today’s Office Hours press call, labor leaders, immigration advocates and a DREAMer from Steve King’s district in Iowa marked the one-year anniversary … Continue reading »

How Rep. Steve King Took Control of the Republican Party on Immigration

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the first time that House Republicans gave Steve King a vote to deport DREAMers.  Trying to end DACA is pretty heinous — and it’s just one of the many extremist reasons why King has made headlines over the years.  From the time that King called immigration a “slow motion Holocaust” to last … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Denver Post Ad Calls Out Reps. Cory Gardner, Mike Coffman for Blocking Immigration Reform

Today marks one year since the day that House Republicans first gave Steve King a vote on his amendment to deport DREAMers. House leadership has handed King no fewer than four additional votes since then – and Reps. Cory Gardner (R, CO-4) and Mike Coffman (R, CO-6) voted have voted with him every single time. This, while Mike Coffman, Cory … Continue reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, June 6, 2014

Colorado Independent (Colorado): Immigration reform supporters crash Gardner’s Greeley office By Caitlin Curley KDVR (Colorado): Udall: Obama should act on immigration if Congress won’t By Eli Stokols Associated Press: Half-Million Young Immigrants Who Won Gov’t Protection From Deportation Can Apply For Another 2 Years Of Safety The Hill: Obama extends deferred immigration program By Justin … Continue reading »

Latino and Immigrant Groups Laud Senator Mark Udall for Calling on Obama to Protect Colorado’s Immigrant Families

By Comparison, Rep. Cory Gardner’s Latest Attempt to Appear Pro-Immigrant is Criticized as Far Too Little, Far Too Late   Denver, CO – Today, Senator Mark Udall urged President Obama to act on behalf of Colorado families and businesses if House Republicans continue to block commonsense and bipartisan immigration reform legislation. As hard-working immigrant families … Continue reading »

UWD Takes Action on White House for Delay of Deportation Review

Today, over 30 DREAMers conducted an act of civil disobedience against the White House and its decision to delay its deportation review.  None were arrested. As Greisa Martinez, field organizer for United We Dream, said in a statement prior to the event: Immigrant youth across the country are outraged that the President refuses to address … Continue reading »

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO): Obama Should Take Action on Deportations

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) today became the latest Senator to call upon Obama to slow his record rate of deportations if Congress does not pass immigration reform.  As he said on KBNO, a Spanish-language radio station in Denver (emphasis ours): Each day that House Republicans refuse to act on immigration reform is another day Colorado families continue … Continue reading »

Virginia's AG Mark Herring, USCIS, and the Right to Legal Domicile

Is Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring responsible for USCIS’ recognition this week about one of the rights of DREAMers? Back in April, the newly sworn-in AG made headlines when he declared that Virginia DREAMers are eligible for in-state tuition — and paved the way to accessible opportunity when Republicans in the state House and Senate wouldn’t. … Continue reading »

Pro-Reform Movement Mobilizes From Coast to Coast, Holds Key Republicans Accountable for Inaction on Immigration

The following is a press release from United Farm Workers and the Alliance for Citizenship: While Some Republicans Agreed to Call on Boehner to Schedule a Vote, Others Called the Cops, Kicking Immigrant Families and Constituents Out Yesterday, the pro-reform movement came out in full force to remind key House Republicans of what’s at stake … Continue reading »