Yahoo News by Liz Goodwin: Deportations on track to drop to a 6-year low McClatchy Washington by Franco Ordonez:  Survey: Most Latino immigrants want legal status, won’t insist on citizenship Texas Tribune by By Julián Aguilar: Immigration Reform Advocates Open to Piecemeal Approach Huffington Post by Elise Foley: Jeh Johnson, New DHS Secretary: ‘Deportation Quotas’… Continue »

Second in Two Part Series: Immigration Advocates Review Key Moments from 2013 & Preview What’s to Come in 2014 In 2013, the fight for immigration reform proved that this is not simply an “issue campaign” but a vibrant, relentless movement for social justice.  In a very special Office Hours, the last one in 2013, leaders… Continue »

Yesterday, Bloomberg News reported on a possible drop in the number of deportations by the Obama administration: In his first term, President Barack Obama highlighted record deportations to show he was getting tough on immigration enforcement, which Republicans and even some Democrats have demanded as a condition for overhauling existing laws. The last fiscal year was different. The… 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 Fidel (below), who work every day to contribute to our country. … Continue »

New York Times By Peter Baker and Jonathan Weisman: Budget Deal Offers a Reprieve From Washington Paralysis Politico By Jonathan Allen: Jay Carney: No big shifts in next year’s agenda Bloomberg Businessweek by Michael C. Bender: Deportations Drop as Obama Pushes for New Immigration Law NPR By Sasha Khokha: Amid Fields Of Plenty, Farmworkers Struggle… Continue »

Two years ago, we were deeply involved in the battle against Alabama’s HB 56, the harshest immigration law in the country. HB 56 was a self-deportation bill that relied on racial profiling to harass immigrants in the state. But, as Benjy Sarlin notes, today, HB 56 is in shambles: “Illegal is illegal.” With that rallying cry, Alabama… Continue »

Daily Beast by Patricia Murphy: With Trouble at Home, Boehner Fights the Right Politico by Seung Min Kim: Nancy Pelosi pushes Obama on deportations The Hill by Mario Trujillo: Pelosi hits Obama on deportations The Hill by Ramsey Cox: Senate confirms new Homeland Security chief Talking Points Memo by Sahil Kapur: Paul Ryan: ‘No Amnesty’… Continue »

From Define American, a new symbol of unity for the immigration movement: When immigrants become U.S. citizens, they swear an oath. We should all be willing to do that. Let’s renew our vows to America: I pledge to be an active American to show up for others to govern my self to help govern my… Continue »

Washington, DC – The human toll of our failed immigration system and unrelenting deportations mounts every single day.  As the holiday season approaches, the Obama Administration is on track to break yet another deportation record.  The tragic case of Ardany Rosales Lemus illustrates the price of inaction that is paid by American families every day… Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC – Hace exactamente cuatro años escribí mi columna de fin de año sin reforma haciendo referencia al aguinaldo puertorriqueño Cantares de Navidad, cuyo estribillo central dice: “un año que viene y otro que se va”. Me atrevo a repetirlo con todo y título este año… Continue »