This week, America’s Voice released a new video that highlights the series of failures at ICE and calls for President Obama to fix the agency and for swift action on comprehensive immigration reform.

This comes on the heels of a new report by the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that slams the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Last week’s Department of Homeland Security report criticizing the 287(g) immigration enforcement program continues to be a top story in the Spanish-language press, with outlets also covering the appointment of a Hispanic Archbishop of Los Angeles and the creation of a new anti-immigrant caucus in Congress.

Give up? We thought so. The answer? Immigration reform.

That’s right. Too many in the political class are looking in the rear-view mirror when it comes to immigration reform. Despite a number of election cycles in which old presumptions were proven wrong, some still believe comprehensive immigration reform mobilizes the right, saps independent support, and makes Latino voters shrug.

Check out our new video, “Immigration: More Rogue than Right?,” and then raise your voice about our nation’s unjust immigration policies. Last week, the Washington Post reported that federal immigration agents have quotas to round up “easy targets” — moms and dads working to feed their families — instead of going after serious criminals….

06/04/10 a 1:05pm por Rafael Prieto Zartha Durante el reciente Domingo de Ramos, bajo un cielo gris y desafiando una incómoda llovizna, un centenar de personas realizó una peregrinación hasta la cárcel de Charlotte para pedir la eliminación del programa de deportaciones 287(g) que se instauró en el principal centro de detenciones de esa ciudad de… Continue »

Our nation’s immigration enforcement agency is out of control. Immigration agents should not have quotas to round up “easy targets”— moms and dads working to feed their families — they should be going after serious criminals. Watch our shocking new video, and raise your voice.

Today, the Spanish-language press covers reactions to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report criticizing the 287(g) enforcement program. A new California poll shows Republican support for immigration reform, as activists gear up for demonstrations on April 10th.

Haitian-Americans, myself included, have been especially proud that our adoptive homeland not only took the lead in recovery and relief efforts in Haiti after the massive January earthquake, but also temporarily suspended deportations of undocumented Haitian immigrants and granted them work permits so that they could earn income and help affected relatives in Haiti.

I was looking forward to writing a post yesterday about RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s new forward-looking approach to dealing with immigration. On Monday I had wondered aloud about whether the hard-won meeting with immigration reform advocates would still happen. Immediately afterward, the closed-door discussion was hailed as a key step forward for the GOP on immigration.

On behalf of the Los Angeles Times and the University of Southern California, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and American Viewpoint conducted a random survey of 1,515 registered voters in California from March 23-30, 2010.  The poll questioned voters about a variety of policy issues as well as the political landscape in California and nationwide.  The margin… Continue »