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At Tonight’s State of the Union Address, the Stark Distinctions Between the Two Parties on Immigration Will be on Display

The following is from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reflecting on immigration ahead of tonight’s State of the Union address: Tonight the distinctions between the parties on immigration policy will be on full display.  The President has taken decisive, common-sense action to begin fixing our dysfunctional immigration system, and a family that is … Continue reading »

Big Week Ahead for Immigration Reform From SOTU To Cambridge, Maryland

Tonight, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union. Over the weekend, pundits and reporters obsessively speculated about what the President will say and how he will address key issues, like immigration reform. In a letter to supporters Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President, laid out the President’s 2014 meme: In this year of action, the … Continue reading »

Previewing the State of the Union: Meet the DREAMers Who Will Be Present for the Speech

When President Obama gives his fifth State of the Union speech tonight, at least four DREAMers will be in the audience—Alan Aleman, Julieta Garibay, Gabino Sanchez, and Ambar Pinto.  Their presence will be a testament to how far the immigrant rights movement has come in recent years—as will the testimony of Jose Antonio Vargas at … Continue reading »

Where’s the Action on Immigration Reform this Week? At Wednesday’s Senate Hearing More than at Tuesday’s SOTU

On Tuesday night, President Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) are expected to promote immigration reform, which has emerged as at top priority in 2013.  But Tuesday night will simply continue the momentum behind the reform effort initiated in January at the Senate press conference announcing … Continue reading »

Where’s the Action on Immigration Reform this Week? At Wednesday’s Senate Hearing More than at Tuesday’s SOTU

On Tuesday night, President Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) are expected to promote immigration reform, which has emerged as at top priority in 2013.  But Tuesday night will simply continue the momentum behind the reform effort initiated in January at the Senate press conference announcing … Continue reading »