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On Same Day that Deportation Review is Delayed, ICE Raids Milwaukee Immigrant Neighborhoods

Julia Preston at the New York Times today has a piece illustrating the grim reality of what it means for immigrants to still be waiting on immigration reform, a year after the Senate passed its bill while House Republicans have done nothing.  This week, President Obama announced that his review of deportation policies would be delayed until … Continue reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, May 30, 2014

Wall Street Journal: Homeland Security Secretary Open to Ratcheting Back Some Deportations By Laura Meckler Think Progress: With Window For Reform Narrowing, House Members Ratchet Up Enforcement Against Immigrants By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Latinos Post: Immigration Reform Law, News and Process 2014: Vice President Joe Biden Urges Republicans to Approve Immigration Law Stalled in the … Continue reading »

Reps. Gardner and Coffman Vote Against DREAMers Yet Again

Instead of Pushing for an Immigration Reform that the Majority of Coloradans Support, Colorado Republicans All SupportAnother Extremist Measure from Fringe Congressman Steve King (R-IA) Denver, CO – While House Republicans continue to trot out weak excuses for not putting a bipartisan immigration reform bill to a vote, they have found time and support on … Continue reading »

What’s Increasingly Clear in Immigration Debate: 1) GOP is Running Out of Excuses for Inaction; and 2) Assuming Continued Inaction, President Obama Better Go Big and Bold

House Republicans have had a year to act on an immigration overhaul and have refused, trying to pin the blame for their inaction and obstruction on everything from the announcement of a national monument in New Mexico to the conflict in Syria.  While House Republicans have refused to vote on the Senate’s immigration bill or … Continue reading »

Today: House GOP Leadership to Give Steve King ANOTHER Vote Against DREAMers

Although House Republican leaders have thus far refused to schedule a vote on reasonable immigration reform, they continue to find time to let Rep. Steve King (R-IA) rant and rave against immigrants and offer up amendments to go after them. Last June, the House passed a Steve King amendment to defund the DACA program and … Continue reading »

House Democrats Launch Interactive Timeline Highlighting GOP Inaction on Immigration Reform

It’s been nearly two years since Mitt Romney was walloped by Latino voters, it’s been almost a year since House Republicans first gave Steve King a vote to deport DREAMers, we’re a month away from the one-year anniversary of the Senate passing its bipartisan immigration reform bill — and the House has taken no action to … Continue reading »

NYT Editorial on Deportation Delay: 'After 2 Million Deportations, What's a Few Thousand More?'

In response to this week’s news that the Obama deportation review has been delayed, this editorial at the New York Times is a must-read.  It’s brutal; the highlights below are ours: President Obama asked the homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson, in March to review the administration’s immigration enforcement policies. He was under intense pressure from immigrant advocates, … Continue reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, May 29, 2014

Associated Press: Immigration delay ups the ante on Obama, GOP By Josh Lederman and Erica Werner Huffington Post (Blog): Immigration On The Concert Stage, Silver Screen & In The Legislature: Calle 13 @ Coachella, The Undocumented, How Democracy Works Now + Mercedes Sosa’s Final Recording Session By Michael Vazquez Talk Radio News Service: Immigration Activists … Continue reading »