To Date, House Republicans Defined By Their Only Immigration Vote this Congress – Steve King’s DREAMer Deportation Amendment Washington, DC – Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) saidtoday, that while the House GOP is still trying to figure out a way forward on immigration reform, “We have no... Continue »
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said today, that while the House GOP is still trying to figure out a way forward on immigration reform, “We have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill.” The day after the 2012 election, Speaker Boehner said we... Continue »
This morning, two young immigration activists, Carmen Lima, 13, from California, and Jennifer Martinez, 16, from Washington state, ran into Speaker John Boehner at a breakfast spot in DC. Here’s the release from Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) – the video is below, as is the transcript: This morning,... Continue »
Talking Points Memo by Sahil Kapur: GOP Nixes Immigration Reform In 2013 — And Probably 2014 Too National Journal by Marin Cogan: No, the GOP Is Not About to Capture Latino Voters International Business Times by Laura Matthews: Why Immigration Reform May (Or May Not) Die In 2013 Las... Continue »
Via Elise Foley at Huffington Post, we learned of a new poll of 20 GOP House districts, which found strong support for immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship: A majority of likely voters in 20 Republican-represented swing congressional districts support the broad outlines of comprehensive immigration reform and a... Continue »
Washington, DC – Mientras mucha de la cobertura en Washington sobre la reforma migratoria se enfoca en las más recientes excusas de tiempo que esgrimen los republicanos de la Cámara Baja para justificar su continua inacción, el movimiento pro reforma sigue creciendo. De acuerdo con Frank Sharry, director ejecutivo... Continue »
While much of the Beltway coverage of immigration reform focuses on the latest timing excuses from House Republicans to justify their continued inaction, the pro-reform movement continues to escalate. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: What will ultimately get immigration reform over the finish line is... Continue »
The escalation from immigration advocates continues in DC today. Here’s what’s unfolding – and the livestream, which begins at 11 AM ET is below: WHEN: TUESDAY, NOV. 12 11:00 AM Press Conference: Launch of ‘Fast for Families’ 6:00 PM Prayer Vigil with elected, faith and immigrant rights leaders WHERE:... Continue »
Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada) By Sean Whaley, Laura Myers, Ed Vogel, and Ben Botkin: Political Eye: Heck targeted on immigration reform NBC Latino By Suzanne Gamboa: Immigration advocates press on despite House GOP No. 3 nixing legislation for the year International Business Times By Laura Matthews: Immigration Reform News: Advocates Say Bill... Continue »
Igor Volsky at Think Progress writes: “House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told immigration advocates that lawmakers will not take-up immigration reform this year. As a result, an amendment to deport DREAM-eligible immigrants — which passed with overwhelming GOP support in June — will be the only immigration measure... Continue »