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Congressional Budget On Immigration Funds Enforcement-Only Status Quo

Americans on the Hook for $18 Billion, a “Mindless Waste of Taxpayer Money” This week, congressional negotiators agreed on the details of an omnibus spending bill to fund federal agencies through the end of the fiscal year. In absence of broader immigration reform, the immigration-related details amount to an endorsement of the enforcement-only status quo.  The overall … Continue reading »

New Omnibus Spending Bill Would Leave Detention Bed Mandate Fully Funded

Republicans are supposed to be reaching out to Latino voters, but last year all they did was stall on immigration reform, pass the enforcement-only SAFE Act out of committee, and give Steve King a vote on his amendment to deport DREAMers. This year isn’t looking much better.  Senate Republicans this week clamored to bar certain immigrant families from accessing child … Continue reading »

Some House GOPers Trying to Use KIDS Act to Create Second Class Citizens

Try to follow this logic: Republicans know that they have to do something on immigration reform, in order to stop forsaking Latino voters and give their party at least a fighting chance at an electoral future.  One way forward they’re considering, however, would “address” immigration reform by creating a separate class of citizens while doing … Continue reading »

Dem Whip Steny Hoyer: House Should Address Critical Legislation this Fall Including Immigration Reform

With 17 days left to go in this year’s legislative calendar, Politico has jumped to the conclusion that there’s not enough time to pass immigration reform, and House Republicans are actually thinking about cancelling session dates in order to avoid doing their job. Today, however, the Office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (NY) has released … Continue reading »

America's Voice to House GOPers: Where's the Bill?

There’s been a lot of talk in the last few days, first about Darrel Issa’s six-year legalization bill, then about whether there’s still time this year to pass immigration reform at all. Our position remains the same: the GOP needs to take action on immigration reform immediately, or face the consequences.  Pressure to pass legislation that … Continue reading »

What We’ll Be Looking for in House GOP Immigration Bills

Yesterday, both the Wall Street Journal and Greg Sargent at the Washington Post highlighted that House Republicans are working on legalization bills dealing with the undocumented immigrant population in America.  The Journal reported that both Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) are working on separate legislation, while Sargent reported Diaz-Balart’s claim “that … Continue reading »

Tell These 20 House Democrats to Sign Onto House Immigration Bill HR 15!

It’s been two weeks since members of the House introduced HR 15, an immigration bill in the lower chamber that contains a path to citizenship.  As we’ve pointed out many times before, there exist enough votes in the House right now to pass immigration reform, since it is estimated that at least 200 Democrats will … Continue reading »

Rep. Judy Chu, Immigration Advocates Talk #HR15

Today, October 4, 2013 at 12 PM Noon ET, Rep. Judy Chu along with immigration reform advocates will be holding a live Youtube town hall to talk about immigration reform and the House immigration bill that was introduced this week.  You can watch the live video below, and submit questions via Twitter using #HR15. Here’s who will … Continue reading »

With Immigration Bill Introduced in the House, No Excuses Left for Republicans who Support Immigration Reform

The Time Has Come For House GOP members Who Endorse Path to Citizenship to Become Cosponsors In the middle of the latest D.C. crisis, immigration reform continues its relentless move forward.  And, while pundits scramble to tally Republican votes for a “clean CR,” we already know the votes exist to pass reform in the House. … Continue reading »

National Immigration Leaders Applaud Introduction of House Immigration Bill

The following is a press release from this morning’s press conference supporting the introduction of an immigration reform bill in the House: Leading up to National Day of Action with 160 Rallies around the Country, Groups Vow to Increase Pressure on Republicans to Get Reform to the Finish Line  Leading advocates for immigration reform applauded … Continue reading »