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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#TimeIsNow — 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 »

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 »