One-by-one, the major arguments and excuses used by opponents of immigration reform to justify their opposition are being demolished.  From the fiscal and economic arguments against immigration reform that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scoring of the Senate’s immigration bill eviscerated, to the “not enough border security” excuse, answered... Continue »
Wednesday night, you may have seen this tweet from Jon Ralston. We sure did: The @LasVegasSun site has been temporarily turned into a huge ad to pressure @SenDeanHeller on immigration. Wow: Wow indeed. — Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) June 19, 2013 Wow indeed. This is what the front page... Continue »
Bloomberg: Senators Reach Border Security Deal in Immigration Bill By Kathleen Hunter and Laura Litvan Politico: Immigration deal would double size of Border Patrol By Manu Raju, Burgess Everett, Seung Min Kim Arizona Republic: Major deal on migrant reform By Dan Nowicki and Erin Kelly MSNBC: Democrats let GOP... Continue »
Conservative Fox News show host Bill O’Reilly came out in support of the Senate Gang of 8 immigration bill today, while discussing the legislation with Gang of 8 member Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on his show.  O’Reilly said the bill wasn’t perfect, “but it is the right thing to do”–and... Continue »
Whoops.  The Republican attempt to rebrand and remarket itself to minority voters continued to flail this week, in the midst of a Senate floor debate and cross-currents over competing border security amendments. Yesterday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) held a six-hour long anti-immigrant rally/rant/”debate” during which speakers and Tea Partiers... Continue »
El presidente del grupo legislativo hispano de la Cámara de Representantes, el demócrata Rubén Hinojosa, aseguró hoy a Efe que ese órgano presentará su versión de la reforma migratoria en los próximos días y que ésta obtendrá al menos los 218 votos necesarios para su aprobación para fines de... Continue »
El Caucus Hispano se reunió con el Presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, John Boehner (R-OH), para discutir una fórmula que ayude a impulsar una reforma migratoria. En tanto en el Senado, el debate avanza a paso lento.  “Me quedó claro que la propuesta deberá tener un fuerte componente... Continue »
Leaders in Florida, Texas and Illinois Target Senators with Ads, Polling, and Statewide Actions Listen to DRM Coalition’s new Spanish language radio ad targeting Senator Rubio here. As Senate leaders are set to announce an agreement on a border security deal, community leaders from key states are escalating pushback... Continue »
Update (12: 35 PM): The Cornyn amendment has been tabled by the Senate, by a 54-43 vote. John Cornyn’s border-trigger, citizenship-killing amendment is likely to come up on the Senate floor today — and it’s going down to defeat. Details are emerging about another deal on border security from Senators... Continue »