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Immigration Reform’s Future? It’s About John Boehner, Not Bob Goodlatte

It’s Time for the House Leadership to Lead, and It’s Time for Goodlatte to Get Out of the Way House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) effectively disqualified himself this week from a leadership role in the upcoming House immigration reform debate.  He made clear that he opposes an achievable pathway to citizenship for DREAMers … Continue reading »

Maribel Hastings: Boehner's Condemnation of Steve King Not Enough

In her weekly column, Maribel Hastings, from America’s Voice, argues that if the House of Representatives approved Steve King’s amendment to defund DACA, their best way to apologize for King’s anti-immigrant comments would be to allow a vote for immigration reform with a path to citizenship.  Here’s her column, translated from Spanish: Is House Speaker … Continue reading »

Not Enough: Cantor Speech Changes Immigration Tone, Not Policy, While Boehner Won't Answer On Citizenship

As the House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing on immigration reform, the two top Republicans in the House are talking about the issue. In a widely publicized event, House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor is giving a policy speech today at the American Enterprise Institute, following an interview today with CBS’ “This Morning” where the Congressman previewed his … Continue reading »

Sounds Like John Boehner Doesn't Really Want Latinos and African-Americans to Vote

Our colleagues, Maribel Hastings and Van Le, are in Tampa covering immigration news at the Republican National Convention. Today, the Republican Party will unveil its 2012 platform, which is chock full of anti-immigrant language. Under the leadership of Kris Kobach, the GOP is doing its best to turn away Latino voters. As the poll of Latino … Continue reading »