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Introducing the America’s Voice/Latino Decisions 2016 Senate Project

Latino Decisions and America’s Voice to Examine Latino Influence and Immigration Politics in Competitive Senate Races Washington, DC – As 2015 draws to a close and all eyes focus in on the official start of primary season, America’s Voice and Latino Decisions announced, today, a new 2016 Senate project to monitor political developments in states … Continue reading »

Introducing the America’s Voice/Latino Decisions 2016 Senate Project

By David F. Damore (cross-posted from Latino Decisions) The last three election cycles produced significant volatility in the composition of the US Senate. In 2014, the GOP netted nine seats to secure its current 55 to 45 majority, while in 2012 the Democrats picked-up two seats to sustain the majority the party had gained in 2006. The Democrats’ … Continue reading »

Senate Republicans Plan to Vote on Trump Anti-Immigrant Bill

Bumped this post as the Senate Republicans are expected to take up this ugly, anti-immigrant bill, sponsored by David Vitter, as early as Tuesday, October 21. Because Republicans just can’t seem to get enough of immigrant bashing, GOP Senate leaders are bringing yet another anti-immigrant bill to the Senate floor later this month. Seung Min … Continue reading »

Online Ads Urges Senators Heller, Hoeven, Donnelly and Pryor to Back the Path to Citizenship

Wednesday night, you may have seen this tweet from Jon Ralston. We sure did: The @LasVegasSun site has been temporarily turned into a huge ad to pressure @SenDeanHeller on immigration. Wow: Wow indeed. — Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) June 19, 2013 Wow indeed. This is what the front page of the Las Vegas Sun looked … Continue reading »

Greg Sargent: Senate Democrats Will Reject Cornyn's Poison Pill Amendment To Immigration Bill

There’s been a lot of news about Senator John Cornyn’s plans to introduce a poison pill border security amendment when the Gang of 8 immigration bill hits the floor next week. This afternoon, Greg Sargent reports on a very important development: Senate Democrats aren’t going along with Cornyn. They will not accept language that undermines … Continue reading »

Senator Patrick Leahy on CNN: "The Time Is Now" To Pass Immigration Reform With Citizenship

This weekend, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and one of the key players in the effort to pass immigration reform, appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. He expressed hope that a reform bill can be passed, noting “The time is now.”  Chairman Leahy is a longtime immigration reform champion … Continue reading »

GOP Senators Sessions and Vitter Will Lead Fight Against Immigration Reform

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on immigration reform. We’ve noted many times that the momentum is on our side. The 2012 elections changed the game on this issue. Our press release from earlier today title,d On Immigration Reform, The Tide Has Turned, makes four key points: The Pro-Reform Side is Strong, Growing, and … Continue reading »

Sen. Blumenthal Smacks Down CIS: "You're Very Pessimistic…We Are In A Different Time"

As a general rule: there is no reason, ever, for a member of Congress to ask a question at a hearing of the witness from the Center for Immigration Studies. (And there’s always a witness from the Center for Immigration Studies.) But this exchange, led by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, is definitely the exception to … Continue reading »