For those in Washington, DC this Friday: take a break from the hustle and bustle of town and come to the premier of Jose Antonio Vargas‘ documentary, a film he’s been working on since early 2011. “Documented” has been chosen as the centerpiece film at this year’s AFI Docs festival in... Continue »
The following blog is a cross-post from Michael Macleod-Ball, Chief of Staff at the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, writing about the Senate state of play and the immigration bill’s continuing progress on the Senate floor: The full U. S. Senate took up the potentially historic bill to overhaul the... Continue »
Kris Kobach may be AWOL from the immigration debate this year, but he hasn’t been forgotten. 300 protestors from Sunflower Community Action and other pro-immigration reform groups gathered outside of Kobach’s Kansas home this weekend, chanting and calling on him to change his stance on deportations.  They also left... Continue »
“They are only asking for a chance to give back to their home” Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the champion of the DREAM Act for over a decade, took to the Senate floor today to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and... Continue »
Tres fallas de los republicanos de la Cámara Baja sobre migración y fracasarán completamente Falla 1: la enmienda de King de la semana pasada para deportar a los Dreamers; falla 2: la revisión de mañana del Comité Judicial de la propuesta para criminalizar a los inmigrantes; falla 3: si... Continue »
Por Maribel Hastings,  asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC  –   El Senado se enfrasca en la segunda semana de debate de un plan bipartidista de reforma migratoria y se anticipan finalmente votaciones sobre enmiendas, aunque algunas van en detrimento del plan buscando asestar un golpe a la vía... Continue »
Strike 1: Passing King Amendment to Deport DREAMers; Strike 2: Tomorrow’s Mark Up of a Judiciary Committee Bill to Criminalize Immigrants; Strike 3: If the House Blocks Immigration Reform for the Year  Understandably, most of the recent attention regarding immigration reform has focused on the Democrat-controlled Senate, where it... Continue »
Because Cornyn’s Proposal is a Poison Pill that Threatens the Heart of the Senate Immigration Reform Bill As we’ve been saying, Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) border security amendment is a thinly disguised effort to thwart the path to citizenship – the bill’s popular heart and an essential component of workable immigration... Continue »
Wall Street Journal: Taking on Immigration, One Bit at a Time By Janet Hook New York Times: In Senate, an Immigration Bill Savior or Saboteur? By Ashley Parker Bloomberg: Requiring Immigrants to Learn English Sought in Senate Proposal By Kathleen Hunter Fiscal Times: Immigration Bill Splits the GOP, Forcing... Continue »