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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 »

Welcome.us Launches First Annual Immigrant Heritage Month

Today, Welcome.us 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 »

Romney (Yes, Mitt "Self-Deportation" Romney): Republicans Should Pass Immigration Reform This Year

It’s been a year and a half since the 2012 election, and loser Mitt Romney has been slowly evolving on immigration reform, a key factor in his losing the Latino vote and thus the election. When we heard from Mitt last November, he’d realized that his approach to Latino voters had self-deported him out of competitiveness, … Continue reading »

“Qué Pasa” in Immigration Reform: Immigration Discord and Deportation Review Delays

“Qué Pasa” is our weekly roundup of  news, opinion, and links from Spanish-Language online news publications: America’s Voice: The core of immigration discord The article discusses the struggle of passing immigration reform and the effect it has on both Republicans and Democrats. The Majority Leader in the Senate, Harry Reid says that if Republicans have not passed … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez to House GOP: Time is Running Out to Act on Immigration

Today, Rep. Luis Gutierrez along with other members of Congress held a press conference on Capitol Hill to remind Republicans that time is running out for them to act on immigration reform.  If they don’t indicate soon that they are willing to move on legislation, then the reform process will move on without them — and … Continue reading »