“A Historic Breakthrough,” Says Frank Sharry It is reported that a deal has been reached between the gang of eight senators and the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce on the creation of a new worker program.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund. “The apparent agreement… Continue »

Big news this afternoon with reports that a deal has been reached between the gang of eight senators and the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce on the creation of a new worker program. And, Ana Avendaño, Director of immigration and community action at the AFL-CIO, tweeted: We have a deal on future flow- data based system… Continue »

Update: Young has issued a full apology: “I apologize for the insensitive term I used during an interview in Ketchikan, Alaska. There was no malice in my heart or intent to offend; it was a poor choice of words. That word, and the negative attitudes that come with it, should be left in the 20th century,… Continue »

In the latest blow to GOP minority outreach, the big news of the day involves Rep. Don Young (R-AL), who referred to immigrants as “wetbacks” while speaking on a local radio station yesterday: “My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” Young, an Alaska Republican, told a local radio… Continue »

It’s Easter Recess for Congressmembers, who are back at home holding town halls, meeting with constituents–and being served petitions with tens of thousands of local signers all demanding immigration reform. A coalition of immigrant-rights groups, in conjunction with local organizations, have collected more than 40,000 petitions from immigration reform supporters across the country, and are… Continue »

“Esta vez es diferente” –  más recordatorios de por qué la reforma migratoria sigue cobrando fuerza Desarrollos evidencian por qué una reforma real está en curso en  2013  Washington, DC –  Una serie de desarrollos en los pasados días resaltan el ímpetu de la reforma migratoria y el renovado apoyo a la misma de parte… Continue »

A range of developments this week underscore the momentum behind immigration reform, while highlighting the newfound support for reform from both traditional and non-traditional backers.  Even the spate of stories last week that asked if business and labor disputes would help scuttle the overall reform effort were overblown, as the talks there are still moving… Continue »

A range of developments underscores the momentum behind immigration reform, while highlighting the newfound support for reform from both traditional and non-traditional backers.  Even the spate of stories last week that asked if business and labor disputes would help scuttle the overall reform effort were overblown, as the talks there are moving forward and the… Continue »

Range of Developments Show Why Real Reform on its Way in 2013 A range of developments underscores the momentum behind immigration reform, while highlighting the newfound support for reform from both traditional and non-traditional backers.  Even the spate of stories last week that asked if business and labor disputes would help scuttle the overall reform… Continue »