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Paul Ryan Impanels House GOP “Committee to Nowhere” for Dreamers

Washington, DC – News reports indicate that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will impanel a working group of House Republicans to work on Dreamer-related immigration legislation. No one should be confused about the intention of the committee – this is a transparent attempt to slow-walk and scuttle Dreamer legislation, not to improve it. According to Frank … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Editorial in Goodlatte’s District: “We need more immigration, not less”

Last week, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) lauded Republican Senators’ Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue’s (R-GA) introduction of the RAISE Act, which would slash legal immigration by more than 50% by eliminating multiple family reunification categories (parents, siblings, adult children), eliminating diversity visas and reducing the admission of refugees. While Goodlatte touts his support for RAISE … Continue reading »

Goodlatte Bills on Immigration Would Make It Easier to Deport Millions

…but what else would you expect from Goodlatte? As if House Republicans haven’t done enough damage to America yet. Today, the House Judiciary Committee lead by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will take up a series of anti-immigrant bills intended to “turbocharge Trump’s mass deportation agenda”, and the Goodlatte bills will make it easier to deport … Continue reading »

House Republican Leaders Declare New Public Enemy #1: Young Immigrants

Goodlatte the latest to go after children fleeing violence and call for the deportation of DREAMers When it comes to immigration demagoguery, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is just the latest to pile on.  This week, at a hearing he chaired and another event, he made it clear that he believes immigrant children … Continue reading »

Goodlatte Comments, Eric Cantor Memo Show – Again – GOP is Not Serious About Immigration Reform

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the renewal process for DACA this week, and in response, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte had the gall to criticize the announcement and claim that it could hurt the prospects for legislative immigration reform.  As Goodlatte said according to Roll Call: These actions undermine Congress’ hard work to reform our immigration laws and … Continue reading »

Bob Goodlatte: Immigration Reform Will be "Top Priority" in 2014

The chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the House announced Thursday that immigration reform will be ” top priority” in 2014 and that this office will address the issue of a “very serious and deliberative manner.” Goodlatte : #immigration reform top priority in 2014 http://t.co/mdPQV2Xcrv — David Leopold (@DavidLeopold) December 12, 2013 Read more at … Continue reading »

Irish Immigration Advocates Push GOP To Support Reform

This weekend, our allies at the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform held a meeting in Virginia to plot their strategy to push reform. Via John Stanton at Buzzfeed: Immigration activists may have found an unusual ally in the daunting bid to convince Republicans that comprehensive immigration reform must happen: the nation’s 40 million Irish-Americans. “We … Continue reading »

Poll of Virginia Latinos and Asians Shows GOP: Politics of Exclusion Will Cost You Elections

Cross-posted at Latino Decisions blog. With Election Day in Virginia today and the gubernatorial candidates’ positioning on immigration reform on stark display, a new election-eve poll, sponsored by America’s Voice, People for the American Way and Latino Decisions reveals how Virginia’s changing demographics are also changing the state’s politics. The polling data present a sign of things … Continue reading »

Memo to House Leadership on Immigration: “Talk is Cheap”

Goodlatte, House Leaders Talk Up Reform, but Where’s their Legislative Proposal? When is the Vote? For months now House leaders have been using similar talking points and sound bites when talking about immigration reform.  However, they continue to fall short when it comes to actually putting their words into action. Case and point, House Judiciary … Continue reading »

How Will We Know the House GOP is Truly Interested in Passing Immigration Reform? When They Blow Past Goodlatte and Work With Democrats

Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) appeared on the Washington, DC NPR affiliate’s“Kojo Nnamdi Show.”  And once again, he made it painfully clear why he should not be entrusted with driving the House immigration agenda forward. According to MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin’s assessment of yesterday’s radio appearance, “Goodlatte said he expected votes soon, perhaps … Continue reading »