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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 »

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 »