Cross-posted at the Hill: The first 100 days of President Obama’s second term has already delivered more progress on immigration reform than the 1,000-plus days of his first term. The first four years were dominated by Republican obstruction, Democrats’ inability to deliver on their pro-reform promises and the Obama administration’s record deportations. This term, thanks… Continue »

El mandatario de EE.UU., Barack Obama, y el expresidente Bill Clinton defendieron hoy la necesidad de sacar adelante una reforma migratoria en el país, al tiempo que agradecieron al también exgobernante George W. Bush por los esfuerzos hechos al respecto durante su mandato.  “Hace siete años, el presidente Bush retomó una conversación importante al hablar… Continue »

The Hill (Opinion): Look to the next 100 days for historic breakthrough on immigration reform By Frank Sharry Washington Post: House conservatives to push own immigration agenda By David Nakamura and Ed O’Keefe Los Angeles Times: House Republicans offer piecemeal approach on immigration By Lisa Moscaro The Hill: Judiciary to start piece-by-piece approach to immigration… Continue »

Demócratas claves en las negociaciones migratorias de la Cámara de Representantes, aseguraron que no se ha renunciado al debate de una reforma integral en la asamblea.  Esto, luego de que esta mañana, el presidente del Comité Judicial de la Cámara Baja, Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) anunciara que se tomará una aproximación “paso a paso”, donde examinarán… Continue »

During a week in which House Republicans announced a plan to do immigration legislation piecemeal and some Senate Republicans, led by Jeff Sessions and Chuck Grassley, continue to insist that we must slow down immigration reform, Gang of 8 members Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) appeared at a Christian Science Monitor… Continue »

El proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria en el Senado, reforzará el proceso para inspección de antecedentes. Luego de la tragedia de Boston, existe cierto consenso en el “Grupo de los 8“, para aceptar cambios en esta área.  Hoy, el presidente del Comité Judicial del Senado, Patrick Leahy (D-VT), aseguró que el debate sobre las… Continue »

Cross-posted at Daily Kos. This was a big week in anti-immigrant ranting for Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL), the leader of the “Gang of Hate.” It’s becoming more and more clear that Sessions is on a mission to defeat immigration reform. You might even call it an obsession. At the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier… Continue »

The Senate Gang of 8 immigration bill has been released, a number of hearings have been held, and markup is scheduled to start in a few weeks.  Meanwhile, the strength of the pro-immigration reform movement continues to demonstrate its power–and the movement is growing every day. This morning, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform–who… Continue »

Republicans believe that immigration is positive for America: Fewer than 1 out of 4 Republicans think immigration is a bad thing for America Republicans and Americans believe our immigration system is broken: 82% of Republicans, and 74% of all Americans, think our immigration system is working poorly Republicans and Americans want broad reforms: 72% of… Continue »