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Rep. Steve Stockman Asking Boehner to Oppose Any Conference With Senate on Immigration

It’s Hispanic Heritage month, and one faction of the House GOP is busy putting out videos trying to cover up the fact that it has taken no action on immigration reform legislation that would help the 11 million.  A second faction is waving the “hell, no!” flag and is trying its best to ensure that the … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform Opponents Are Not Showing Up This August, And We’re Not the Only Ones Who Have Noticed

While advocates of immigration reform have been bringing the heat this August, rallying in key districts all over the country for immigration reform and citizenship, apparently our opponents on the other side are having trouble turning out enough of an opposition to make their case.  We’ve been seeing low turnout at anti-immigrant events all year, … Continue reading »

Sessions Has A New Strategy To Kill Immigration Reform: “Humble and Honest Populism” (Seriously)

Momentum is building for immigration reform. More than 100 top GOP donors signed a letter to Republican lawmakers this week, asking them to pass immigration reform that addresses the 11 million.  House Republicans are coming out in support of citizenship. But Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who fancies himself the leading anti-immigrant voice in Congress, is … Continue reading »

Jeff Sessions Is No Longer Allowed to Talk About Special Interests

Jeff Sessions did it again! Even though the Senate immigration bill passed last month in a 68-32 bipartisan vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions still LOVES slamming the bill as a 1000-page deadweight supported only by special interests. “We’ve heard from a lot of different special interest groups about what an immigration bill should look like,” Sessions … Continue reading »

Tanton Network's BALA Rally A Mix of Questionable Messages and Messengers

Today, immigration reform opponents are gathering in DC for the so-called “March for Jobs,” an event hosted the Black American Leadership Alliance (BALA).  Featuring the likes of Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions, Steve King, Mo Brooks, and Allen West–and promoted by NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies–the event promises to be a hotbed of all that … Continue reading »

Republican Congressman Spencer Bachus from Alabama Is Unequivocal: "I Support a Pathway to Citizenship"

When most of us think about Alabama and immigration, we think about Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Rep. Mo Brooks, State Senator Scott Beason and, of course, the viciously anti-immigrant law, HB 56, which Beason authored. But over the past several weeks, a very powerful pro-immigrant voice from Alabama has made himself heard: Rep. Spencer Bachus. After yesterday’s GOP House … Continue reading »

Steve King: Immigrants “Came Here to Live in the Shadows”; We Have No Moral Calling to Resolve Immigration

Hundreds of immigrants, DREAMers, and their families rallied outside the Capitol today for immigration reform, telling stories about their deported family members, giving voice to fears that they might be removed from the only country they’ve ever called home, and asking Congress to do the right thing by 11 million immigrant-Americans. Steve King, however, remained … Continue reading »

Meet Seven of the Most Anti-Immigrant Republicans in the House

Tomorrow, House Republicans are gathering together for a closed-door, no-press meeting on immigration, where it is fully expected that anti-immigrant zealots like Steve King will try to rant the captive audience into opposing immigration reform. We’d like to be a fly on that wall, but it’s probably not even necessary because King and his cohorts have for months been … Continue reading »

Hoeven-Corker Amendment Vote Exposes "No Reform EVER" Republicans

Yesterday, the Senate voted on the Corker/Hoeven “border surge” amendment.  As our Executive Director Frank Sharry noted:  The Corker-Hoeven border security amendment is terrible public policy and a bitter pill to swallow.  It would waste billions of dollars on useless border fencing and an excessive number of border patrol agents, without taking into consideration the views … Continue reading »

Kansas City Star: Kris Kobach–So Smart, And So Very, Very Dumb

We’ve been writing about Kris Kobach for a long time.  Kobach is (by day) the Kansas Secretary of State.  But by night (and, apparently, also by day), he’s the architect who wrote the extremely anti-immigrant laws in Arizona and Alabama.  He was Mitt Romney’s immigration adviser and a chief proponent of the “self-deportation” strategy that … Continue reading »