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Immigration Reform Champions Scheduled to Speak at the Democratic National Convention

On Tuesday night, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be the first Latino to give the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention. He has been major Latino surrogate for Obama. And, Castro is from the same part of Texas as House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith. There couldn’t be a more stark contrast on immigration than the … Continue reading »

Across the Country, Opposition To “Secure Communities” Continues to Grow

The drumbeat of criticism about the Obama Administration’s so-called “Secure Communities” program continues, as more cities and states push back against its dragnet approach and insist on local control over police priorities.  As we’ve noted before, the ramifications of S-Comm are often eerily similar to the ramifications of Arizona’s SB 1070.  It allows police wide … Continue reading »