Legislators in Alabama are gearing up to announce changes to H.B. 56. Rumor has it that they are interested in only making “tweaks” to the law, but as we clearly know: we need more than just tweaks

Alabama’s legislative session ends on May. So far, there has been no legislative action aimed at undoing the damage done by HB 56. So, a group of faith leaders are upping the ante. Tomorrow, they’re going to unveil a “hard-hitting” tv ad urging the Legislature to act.

Alabama’s legislative session ends on May. So far, there has been no legislative action aimed at undoing the damage done by HB 56. So, a group of faith leaders are upping the ante. Tomorrow, they’re going to unveil a “hard-hitting” tv ad urging the Legislature to act.

As we’ve been writing about all week, House Immigration Subcommittee Republicans like Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) hit a new low on Wednesday with their “Holiday on ICE” detention hearing, in which they spent some 90 minutes insisting that our nation shouldn’t bother providing immigrant detainees with adequate health care.

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, who heads the Senate Democrats’ messaging and policy shop, said that recent endorsements picked up by Mitt Romney may hurt more than help, and that a problem with Latino voters could cost him the general election.

While pundits, politicians and prognosticators have tapped Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as one of the most likely GOP vice presidential picks, conservative commentator Ann Coulter warned today that such a choice would be a “mistake.”

On Tuesday The Hill reported Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was drafting an alternative Dream Act that he hoped to bring to Congress in the near future. The newspaper that covers Congress said Rubio offered no specifics on how his bill would differ from previous versions of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act.

America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff is fast approaching a crossroads where he must decide either to settle claims that his officers racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols — and overhaul his practices — or take his chances at trial.

In his recent op-ed, “Alleged illegal and criminal immigrants should not be taxpayer-supported guests,” Rep. Lamar Smith gets several things wrong. While attacking the newest detention facility opened by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Rep. Smith complains that the facility’s cost was “[over] $30 million taxpayer dollars.”

I recently met Daniela and Dayanna Pelaez, two exceptional young Floridians from Miami whose struggles to gain citizenship this paper has documented well. Within the complicated immigration debate, Daniela and Dayanna represent an area of common ground.