This weekend, our allies at the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform held a meeting in Virginia to plot their strategy to push reform. Via John Stanton at Buzzfeed: Immigration activists may have found an unusual ally in the daunting bid to convince Republicans that comprehensive immigration reform must happen:... Continue »
En declaraciones con defensores de la inmigración, Kevin McCarthy, representante por California, se comprometió a trabajar en la reforma el año próximo, pero reconoció que no quedaban días suficientes para que la Cámara pudiera hacer algo sustancial sobre el tema este año. Continue »
Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: Subidos al caballito del Obamacare, los republicanos creen haber encontrado en la polémica su carta ganadora en las elecciones de medio tiempo del 2014 y las presidenciales del 2016. Empecinados en bloquear cualquier legislación que represente un logro para la administración... Continue »
Rachel Maddow talks to Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim about immigration reform — and the bogus excuse from GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy that the House didn’t have enough time to take up reform this year: Continue »
On Friday night, after House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy announced there would be no votes on immigration reform this year, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow did a couple of segments on the issue. She talked to our friend, Jose Antonio Vargas, who has been traveling the country building support: Continue »
WOW–and the GOP wonders why it has a problem with Latino and female voters. Yesterday, we wrote about an amazing act of civil disobedience in Washington state, where more than 30 women were arrested protesting for immigration reform, including the wife of the Seattle mayor.  They had occupied the... Continue »
A year ago this month, Republicans were smarting after the 2012 election, in which President Obama triumphed over Mitt Romney in a reelection bid supported by 75% of Latino voters.  And one year ago today, Speaker John Boehner sat down and talked about the need for immigration reform, saying: It’s... Continue »
“Qué Pasa” is our weekly roundup of  news, opinion, and links from Spanish-Language online news publications: La Opinion: A divided party Republicans in Congress are at a crossroads due to the pressure from activists, the Senate, and President Obama to pass immigration reform. So far, House Republicans have been stalling on... Continue »
This week’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia offered two different models of Republicanism, with two decidedly different outcomes.  As the electorate grows more and more diverse, the future of the Republican Party depends upon its ability to attract minority voters, including the growing Asian and Latino electorates.... Continue »
Members of CASA in Action and 32BJ SEIU held a funeral procession this week to state GOP headquarters to warn Virginia Republicans of impending electoral doom if they continue to oppose immigration reform.  The march featured All the Saints Theater Company members, Republican rat puppets, stanzas from a Latino... Continue »