Just a reminder to Texas Representatives Ted Poe and Blake Farenthold about immigration power in their districts. The immigration advocates in Texas will be reminding them about this a lot in 2014 – as will we. The future of 45 GOP members could be determined by the Republican House leadership’s decision on whether to move… Continue »

Just a reminder to Florida Representative Daniel Webster about immigration power in his district. Led by the unrelenting advocates in Florida, our movement will be reminding them about this a lot in 2014. The future of 45 GOP members could be determined by the Republican House leadership’s decision on whether to move forward on immigration… Continue »

Just a reminder to Colorado Representatives Mike Coffman, Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton about immigration power in their districts. Led by the unrelenting advocates in Colorado, our movement will be reminding them about this a lot in 2014. The future of 45 GOP members could be determined by the Republican House leadership’s decision on whether… Continue »

Just a reminder to Nevada Representatives Mark Amodei and Joseph Heck about immigration power in their districts. Our movement, particularly the amazing, unrelenting activists in Nevada, will be reminding them about this a lot in 2014. The future of 45 GOP members could be determined by the Republican House leadership’s decision on whether to move… Continue »

A very nice – and fitting  — tribute to an amazing activist: The year is speeding to its conclusion. A new year is poised to begin, full of hope and promise. It’s a new beginning. Who will make a difference? History is driven by events, but also by men and women. There will be many… Continue »

We can’t count the number of times this question of whether immigration reform can pass has been asked.  Last week, at our last “Office Hours” of the year, a number of advocates made the case about the unrelenting pressure from our movement, which only continues to grow. Frank Sharry said, “The immigration movement has been growing… Continue »

Today, The New York Times published an editorial titled, “Homeland Security’s New Chief,” which lays out the challenges and expectations for Jeh Johnson on immigration. Fix the “ineffective and cruel” enforcement strategy – and expand DACA (emphasis below is ours): What most needs fixing is immigration enforcement. Under Mr. Johnson’s predecessors, the department’s continually shifting strategies… Continue »

On the front page of today’s New York Times, Julia Preston has written an article about the Obama administration’s deportation policy — and the impacts it is having on immigrants in New Orleans. ICE has stepped up enforcement in that city — and families are being torn apart. There’s an especially disturbing aspect to this.… Continue »

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced its deportation numbers for the past fiscal year.  While some headlines focused on the fact that deportations declined compared to the previous year, the sad and simple truth is that the Obama Administration is still deporting more immigrants than any other Administration in history. President Obama is on track to hit… Continue »