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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 »

Rep. Joe Heck Thinks Listening to Constituents on Immigration Reform is "Bullying"

So Rep. Joe Heck’s campaign account tweeted this yesterday, painting himself as an anti-immigrant hardliner and linking to a fundraising page: Joe Heck will not be bullied into amnesty by @erinbilbray & #OccupyCIR#NV03#CIR#TimeIsNowhttp://t.co/b9Y3RvlOz3 — Dr. Joe Heck (@Heck4Nevada) June 4, 2014 It’s an odd choice of words.  The tweet came in response to a number of … Continue reading »

Think Progress: Candidates Who Sign FAIR Pledge Are Losing Their Primaries

Remember the FAIR anti-immigrant pledge that we wrote about last month, which was so restrictive in its opposition to immigration reform that it insisted that candidates running for office oppose legal as well as undocumented immigration?  As Think Progress — with data crunched by the Center for New Community — reports, candidates who have signed the pledge … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Polling Analysis Shows Americans Support Obama Taking Action on Immigration

As DACA Renewals Announced and on One Year Anniversary of Steve King Vote to Defund Program, Polling Shows Why Obama Administration Should Build on Successes of DACA In polling analysis that should embolden the Obama Administration to use their existing authority to deliver broad executive relief, the Washington Post highlights an array of recent polling … Continue reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, June 5, 2014

Think Progress: Candidates Who Signed An Anti-Immigration Pledge Are Losing Their Primaries By Esther Yu-His Lee Latino Post: Primary Elections 2014 Results: California and New Mexico Races Predict Greater Latino Influence in Midterms By I-Hsien Sherwood Fox 31 (Colorado): Immigration reform advocates demand action from Gardner, Congress By Eli Stokols NBC News: Poll: Immigration Is … Continue reading »