When it comes to having decent interactions with immigrants and advocates, House GOP leaders are not having a great week.  They’ve already locked visitors out of their (public) offices and cut off a 9-year-old girl who tried to ask Eric Cantor if he could help with her dad’s deportation (“I can’t help you.  Nice to see you,”… Continue »

The following is cross-posted from Latino Decisions: A new survey by Latino Decisions finds that Latino registered voters who saw recentimmigration advertisements run by the AFL-CIO were significantly more likely to rate immigration as a critical issue, and more likely hold negative views of the GOP. The Spanishlanguage ads were aired in Denver, Orlando and Atlanta media markets during… Continue »

Speaker Boehner and GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy are locking their doors to immigration reform supporters, and now Majority Leader Eric Cantor is dismissing advocate kids. Yesterday, nine-year-old Liz Marquez–whose father is facing deportation–tried to ask Rep. Cantor to help her dad, but he blew past her and said: “I can’t help you.” “Nice to see you,”… Continue »

MSNBC: Why Becky Tallent’s new job matters By Steve Benen Christian Science Monitor: Is Boehner getting serious on immigration reform? New hire intrigues. By Francine Kiefer Arizona Republic: Boehner hire signals new hope for migrant reform By Dan Nowicki Las Vegas Sun: Reid confident Congress to pass immigration bill, says Boehner will ‘cave in’ By… Continue »

Last month, we kicked off the “Do Your Jobs” campaign to remind Congress of all the immigrants who will be working hard to produce our food and drink this holiday season.  Throughout the rest of the year, we will be profiling immigrant workers like Francisco (below), who work every day to contribute to our country. … Continue »

During tonight’s Special Orders on workers and the economy, Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) highlighted the story of a DREAMer sitting in the gallery. Most people would see this as a rare acknowledgment that not only does the lack of action on immigration reform hurt real people and families, but that those immigrants themselves are among… Continue »

December 5, 2013

A silent scream

Kennedy precisó en declaraciones posteriores que seguirá el ayuno durante 24 horas, hasta el mediodía de mañana, y después cederá la cruz que identifica a los huelguistas, que recibió de manos del líder sindical Eliseo Medina, a otros activistas.

Pero la lucha por lograr que el Congreso apruebe una ley migratoria continuará, ya que los huelguistas, que subsistieron sólo con agua, serán reemplazados por otros siete activistas que seguirán el ayuno de forma indefinida.

The consistent daily pressure and moral commitment of the immigration reform movement stands in stark contrast to the inaction and avoidance of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other Republican leaders in the House.  Not only are House leaders refusing to allow a vote on the bipartisan HR 15 bill—despite the fact that the votes exist to… Continue »