Algunos republicanos están cuestionando la suposición de sus líderes de que el  partido debe apoyar leyes de inmigración más liberales para que pueda aumentar  su competitividad en las elecciones presidenciales. Estos escépticos dicen que la cúpula partidista está razonando al revés.  Sostienen que “reforma” inmigratoria significa millones de nuevos votantes de  inclinación demócrata si se concede… Continue »

The immigration world is still waiting to see what House Republicans will do with an immigration bill on their side of the Hill, and Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has already indicated that he wants to move House legislation in pieces.  Greg Sargent writes in the Washington Post today about the motives behind… Continue »

Cross-posted at Left in Alabama A lower court’s ruling striking down most of Alabama’s HB 56 law will stand, we learned when the Supreme Court announced it would not not hear the state’s appeal to revive its worst-in-the-nation anti-immigrant law. It was two years ago that Alabama passed HB 56, a horribly strict “self-deportation” law that chased immigrants out… Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC  –  Los cambios son duros.  Dejar atrás viejos modos, aunque sean tóxicos, no es sencillo.  El actual debate migratorio no sólo puede resultar en la primera reforma de nuestras leyes de inmigración en casi 30 años sino que paralelamente expone la lucha interna republicana por… Continue »

Voxxi (Opinion): Some Republicans stuck in the past when it comes to immigration reform By Lynn Tramonte NBC Latino: Graham: Economy will “fall apart” without immigration reform By Sandra Lilley and Lori Montenegro Arizona Republic: Reform tied to immigrant taxes By Dan Nowicki PolicyMic: Immigration Reform 2013: House Republicans Are Playing Partisan Politics Instead Of Doing… Continue »

Cross-posted at Burnt Orange Report If there’s such a thing as a GOP demographic doomsday clock, it’s ticking down to the day when Latino voters turn Texas blue and the Republicans cease winning national elections.  A new post at The Hill from columnist Brent Budowksy argues that that day will come much, much sooner if… Continue »

Cross-posted at Burnt Orange Report Today, The Houston Chronicle published a searing op-ed from Cesar Vargas of the DREAM Action Coalition, which targeted Texas Senator John Cornyn on immigration. At America’s Voice, we consider Cornyn to a big hypocrite on immigration, so big of a hypocrite that we even gave him an award for it. You’ll like this… Continue »

Following introduction of the bipartisan Senate immigration bill the legislative debate kicked in quickly, giving a glimpse into how members from both sides of the aisle are lining up to support or oppose reform.  Spurred in large part by historically low levels of support from Latino voters in the 2012 elections, some members of the… Continue »

Today, America’s Voice Education Fund and fellow immigration experts held the ninth in a series of weekly press briefings, or Immigration Reform “Office Hours.”  Each week, a different and diverse group of speakers shares the latest information on the players, politics, legislation and other developments in the debate in Washington and around the nation. Moderated… Continue »