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Sen. Schumer: Steve King is the "Wizard of Oz" on Immigration…"He Doesn't Have the Power"

As we recently wrote, Republican leadership in the House has refused to schedule a vote on immigration reform — yet they continue to find time to let Rep. Steve King (R-IA) rant and rave against immigrants and offer up votes to go after them. Last June, the House passed a Steve King amendment to defund the DACA program and … Continue reading »

Immigrant Families & Allies to Rep. Cory Gardner “It’s Now or Never for You and Your Party on Immigration Reform.”

One of 27 Actions Around the Country, Leaders Remind Gardner What’s At Stake for Him and His Party if They Continue Blocking Immigration Reform Greeley, CO – It’s been nearly a year since the US Senate passed the bipartisan immigration bill, and during that time, House Republicans have used nearly every excuse in the book … Continue reading »

Immigrant Grandmother Arrested At Rep. Holding's Raleigh Office Protesting Inaction on Immigration Reform

Actions Today in North Carolina and 27 More Congressional Offices Across the Country Remind Key Republicans What’s At Stake for Them and Their Party if They Continue Blocking a Vote on Immigration Reform RALEIGH, NC – At 4:05pm today, Dudley resident Angelita Morrisroe was arrested by the Raleigh Police at Rep. George Holding’s district office. The … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: #OccupyCIR Takes Over Dozens of Key GOP District Offices

Immigration reform advocates are taking over 28 key Republican House district offices today, to highlight the one-year anniversary of House Republicans giving Steve King a vote to deport DREAMers – while taking no action on immigration reform.   View some of the amazing pictures of what’s been going on around the country today: [View the story “#OccupyCIR” on Storify]

As Legislative Window Closes, Immigration Advocates Remind House Republicans: “It’s Now or Never for the GOP”

The following is a press release from United Farm Workers and the Alliance for Citizenship: Pro-Immigration Movement Marks One-Year Anniversary of First House Vote to Deport DREAMers with Rallies and Occupations of Key House Republican Offices Across the Country Washington, DC – It’s been nearly a year since the US Senate passed the bipartisan immigration … Continue reading »

U.S. Veteran Asks for Forgiveness, Battles to Return Home

The following is a press release from the Yale Law School Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic: Conn. Prosecutors Do Not Oppose Pardon Application; ICE to Consider Parole NEW HAVEN, CT— Former Sgt. Arnold Giammarco, a recently deported U.S. Army veteran, is fighting to reunite with his wife, daughter, and elderly parents in Connecticut.  Today, he is submitting a … Continue reading »

NYTimes: Immigrants Helping Oklahoma Rebuild After Tornado

A New York Times reporter and staff photographer — Damien Cave and Todd Heisler — are traveling up Interstate 35 from Texas to Minnesota, and writing about how the middle of America is being changed by immigration.  Read their latest chronicle here, about how immigrants are helping Moore, Oklahoma rebuild after last year’s tornado. Day 17: … Continue reading »

Occupation of Key Republican Offices is Accompanied by Online Takeover

Immigration reform advocates are taking over 28 key Republican House district offices today, to highlight the one-year anniversary of House Republicans giving Steve King a vote to deport DREAMers — while taking no action on immigration reform.  Online, the physical takeovers are being echoed by online ads with five different local newspapers, calling on House Republicans to pass … Continue reading »

Iowa Congressional Candidate: Keep Immigrant Children Out of Schools

Watch out, Steve King.  Another anti-immigrant hardliner in Iowa is rising, and adopting anti-immigrant positions King would be proud to call his own. Think Progress today covers a recent interview between Mickelson in the Morning, a local conservative radio program, and Brad Zaun, a current state senator running for Congress in Iowa’s District 3.  When … Continue reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, June 4, 2014

MSNBC: Cantor trumpets his anti-immigration role By Steve Benen New York Daily News (New York): Majority of Latino voters believe it’s ‘very or extremely important’ for Congress to pass immigration reform: poll By Erica Pearson Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada): Republicans could face backlash on immigration inaction, survey says By Laura Myers Huffington Post: Latino Voters … Continue reading »