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NDLON's #Not1More Day of Action Sees Protests Against Deportations in 62+ Cities

As part of NDLON’s April 5th #Not1More day of action this weekend, thousands of people in 62+ cities across the nation rallied to call upon President Obama to take action and address his record rate of deportations. Last month, the President called for a review of DHS deportation policies and told advocates that he would … Continue reading »

New York Times Editorial: Yes, Obama Can, On Immigration

As President Obama hits his 2 millionth deportation — and advocates across the country today call for him to address his record rate of deportations — the New York Times has an excellent editorial entitled “Yes, He Can, On Immigration.”  Read it in full here or below: If President Obama means what he says about … Continue reading »

As CHC Memo to Obama Shows, Pressure for Executive Action is Intensifying

Pressure on President Obama to address his record rate of deportations is intensifying, from all corners of the pro-immigration reform world. According to Greg Sargent at the Washington Post, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is releasing a memo that calls upon the President to stop deporting those who would qualify for the Senate immigration bill.  The … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform Champion Luis Gutierrez Declares Three Month Deadline for House Legislative Action

Guti: If the House GOP Won’t Act, the President Will    Washington, DC – This morning on the floor of the House of Representatives Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) told House Republicans that time is running out for them to take action on immigration reform.  If action isn’t taken by the July 4th Congressional recess, he predicts … Continue reading »

Pope Tells 10-Year-Old Girl He Will Speak With Obama About Deportations

The Pope and President Obama are scheduled to meet tomorrow — and thanks to one Los Angeles girl, one of the things they talk about may be US deportations. Last week, a delegation of 20 people from California traveled to the Vatican with the goal of meeting the pope and asking him to push the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: House GOP Facing Three Month Window to Act on Immigration Before President Delivers Executive Action

The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent breaks an important story today – the news that President Obama floated executive action on immigration by summer, should House Republicans continue to block immigration reform legislation. Read Sargent’s must read analysis, “On immigration, the GOP’s window for action is closing fast,” below: Today House Dems introduced their discharge petition … Continue reading »

Actually, There is Plenty of Room for President Obama to Maneuver on Deportations

The Washington Post editorialized about immigration reform this weekend: IN BLOCKING immigration reform in the House of Representatives, Republicans have frozen in place a system that much of the nation, and many in the GOP, regard as an exemplar of American dysfunction. Hence the irony that so many Republicans stand ready to rise up in … Continue reading »

The Devastation of Needless Deportations

On the Cusp of 2 Million Deportations, New Video Highlights American Families Being Ripped Apart As House Republicans stall progress on immigration reform, American families continue to pay the price. The Obama Administration has been deporting immigrants at a reckless pace—over 1,000 a day—and is set to make history in the coming days when it hits … Continue reading »

National Journal: "His Only Crime Was Reuniting With His Family"

Recently, we’ve written much about Alfredo Ramos, the 40-year-old father of three who was indicted by a Grand Jury last week for crossing the border to reunite with his family. Undocumented entry into the US used to be a civil violation.  But increasingly, re-entry is a crime punishable with prison time, even if those re-entering … Continue reading »

Rep. Horsford (D-NV) Latest Member of Congress to Call on Obama to Stop Deportations

Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) became the latest member of Congress to call on President Obama to address his rate of deportations and stop the separation of families, when he spoke out at a public hearing on immigration policy and deportations on Monday in Las Vegas. Horsford was joined by Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Ruben … Continue reading »

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