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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 »

New Poll Finds Latino Voters Unequivocally Support Immigration Reform Prior to 2014 Midterm Elections

Cross-posted from Center for American Progress with Latino Decisions: With the window for immigration reform legislation in the House of Representatives rapidly closing, Latino Decision’s new polling of Latino voters conducted for the Center for American Progress Action Fund finds unequivocally that this community wants reform to happen before the 2014 midterm elections. Latino voters—part of … Continue reading »

Eric Cantor Primary Mailers Boast of His Stance Against Immigration Reform

Check out a compilation of the anti-immigrant mailers that Eric Cantor has been sending out in advance of his June 10 primary, courtesy of Politico: Anti-Immigrant Mailings Eric Cantor “Eric Cantor is stopping the Obama-Reid plan” … “Eric Cantor is the No. 1 guy standing between the American people and immigration reform.”  No wonder that blogs … Continue reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, June 3, 2014

Associated Press: White House Wants Delay in DOD Immigration Plan By Jim Kuhnhenn Politico: White House seeks Pentagon delay on immigration By Seung Min Kim The Hill: White House seeks delay of DOD immigration rule By Justin Sink Politico: Eric Cantor unleashes red meat mailings By Jake Sherman Huffington Post: Eric Cantor’s Complicated Relationship With … Continue reading » Launches First Annual Immigrant Heritage Month

Today, released many videos, including two celebrity spots, in order to kick off the first-ever Immigrant Heritage Month. One of the celebrity spots features Skylar Grey performing one of her hit songs “Coming Home”. Her video honored all of the immigrants who serve in the military. The video highlights the fact that thousands of … Continue reading »

Three Dates in June that Mark the Current Immigration Moment

Steve King Anti-DREAMer Vote; DACA Anniversary; and Senate Bill Passage Anniversary Will the GOP Exit June as the Anti-Immigrant Party, or as a Party Capable of Winning the White House in 2016? As the calendar turns to June, this month will see three different immigration-related anniversaries that add up to a telling reflection of the … Continue reading »

ICE Grants Shoreline Husband and Father of U.S. Citizen One Year Stay of Removal

Family Relieved to Continue Life Without Imminent Threat of Deportation; Commits to Pushing for a Long Term Solution Seattle, WA – After tirelessly building public support for keeping their family together, Jaime Rubio Sulficio and Keiko Maruyama won a reprieve on Jaime’s deportation from Washington State Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Field Office Director Nathalie … Continue reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, June 2, 2014

Huffington Post: Obama Administration Plans To Let Some Young Undocumented Immigrants Join The Military By Ryan J. Reilly and Elise Foley Vox: The problem with Obama’s new plan to let unauthorized immigrants serve in the military By Dara Lind New York Times: Pentagon Plan to Enlist Young Immigrants Is Delayed at White House’s Request By … Continue reading »