Will California Republicans Lead National Party Forward on Immigration? Today, on a press call with reporters, immigration reform leaders and elected officials discussed recent polls conducted by Magellan Strategies in three Republican-held congressional districts in California: CD-10 (Denham), CD-21 (Valadao) and CD-22 (Nunes). Moderated by Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director... Continue »
Before Ted Cruz was a default-pushing gadfly egging Republicans on in fiscal issues, he was a gadfly who pushed the Senate to oppose immigration reform with a path to citizenship (despite being born in Canada himself). “I think the reason that President Obama is insisting on a path to... Continue »
“Qué Pasa” is our weekly roundup of  news, opinion, and links from Spanish-Language online news publications: EFE: Congressional leaders and activists arrested for demanding immigration reform As immigration reform faces an uncertain future, eight U.S. Congressmen were arrested on October 8th at the Capitol after a rally for immigration reform.  The... Continue »
The following is a cross-post from Latino Decisions: This summarizes a longer report delivered at the The Rosemary P. and John W. Galbraith Conference on Immigration sponsored by The Miller Center at the University of Virginia. The piece outlines the implications comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) on Latino political behavior based analysis... Continue »
Yesterday, we learned that the Bipartisan Policy Center has concluded, somehow, that President Obama should not expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to other immigrants facing deportation because that action would “undermine” the effort to pass immigration reform. From BPC: “Some immigration reform advocates, frustrated by the slow... Continue »
Yesterday, PICO California and America’s Voice released new district-level polling and analysis finding that voters in three key California districts overwhelmingly support immigration reform with a path to citizenship (and specifically, HR 15, the House bill which legislates both) and that the Congressmen representing those districts would benefit enormously if... Continue »
The following is a cross-post from Magellan Strategies, the polling firm that conducted the district-level polling in the California districts of Reps. Nunes, Denham, and Valadao released this week: As we approach two full weeks of a government shutdown and a looming decision on the debt ceiling, the nation-at-large might... Continue »
Below are some of the key numbers associated with the immigration reform debate, including a recap of past promises and a reminder of the human and political consequences of the current impasse. The Legislative Promise 337: The number of days since Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said to ABC News,... Continue »
Roll Call: ‘How Democracy Works Now’ Documentaries Premiere at New York Film Festival By Jason Dick International Business Times: 2013 Immigration Reform: Another Casualty Of Government Shutdown? By Laura Matthews KPCC (California): Immigration poll puts pressure on Central Valley lawmakers By Kitty Felde Fresno Bee (California): Fresno gathering promotes... Continue »