Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Luis Gutierrez Talk GOP Principles & Next Steps in the House While the first part of the week focused on President Obama’s State of the Union address and the responses from House Republicans Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL), it finished up in Cambridge, Maryland where the House GOP… Continue »

Today in immigration commentary, there are a couple of key pieces re: whether House Republicans should take up reform in 2014, an election year.  Below is an excerpt from a new Greg Sargent piece that wonders what happens if 2015 turns out to be a bad year for Republicans and immigration reform.  The primary campaign will… Continue »

In the wake of the House GOP’s release of their immigration reform principles yesterday, opponents of immigration reform have been arguing for Republicans to scrap immigration reform altogether this year, and instead pass it in 2015 or 2017 or when Obama’s out of office — basically, just not now.  Once again,  some Republicans are making… Continue »

With immigration reform dominating the news cycle, two reads particularly caught our attention: In a new editorial titled, “Fixing Immigration, in Principle,” the New York Times captures the promise and potential shortfalls of the House Republicans’ new push on immigration: What you need to know now that House Republican leaders have unveiled a list of… Continue »

Washington Post: Immigration advocates warm up to GOP legalization plan By Pamela Constable Washington Post: Immigration reform advocates praise House GOP ‘principles’ By Aaron Blake Politico: House leaders sell immigration blueprint By Seung Min Kim and Jake Sherman MSNBC: House GOP unveils immigration reform plan By Benjy Sarlin Fusion: Immigration Advocates Optimistic About House GOP… Continue »

Yesterday, House Republicans released a draft of their principles on immigration reform — guidelines which included a path to citizenship for DREAMers and legalization for most other immigrants.  You can read the response from America’s Voice here; view below for responses from others: From Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): It is our hope that the… Continue »

Today House Republicans released their standards for immigration reform.  Below is a reaction from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: We welcome the House Republicans to the immigration debate.  It’s about time.  We are encouraged that Republicans are gearing up to take action and glad they acknowledge that immigration reform has to include the… Continue »

SOURCE Standards for Immigration Reform PREAMBLE Our nation’s immigration system is broken and our laws are not being enforced. Washington’s failure to fix them is hurting our economy and jeopardizing our national security. The overriding purpose of our immigration system is to promote and further America’s national interests and that is not the case today.… Continue »

Today, the House GOP caucus is meeting, and is expected to release their principles on immigration reform.  All this week, commentators have been discussing the principles’ expected support for immigration reform with legalization rather than citizenship, and wondering if such a move would be enough for advocates.  Here’s what our Executive Director here at America’s… Continue »

Washington Post: House GOP immigration proposal is ‘fool’s gold,’ AFL-CIO chief says By David Nakamura Bay State Banner: House GOP may advance immigration reform plan By Griselda Nevarez Miami Herald: Andres Oppenheimer: Obama should stop massive deportations — now By Andres Oppenheimer Associated Press: House leaders to outline immigration principles Reuters: House immigration reform effort… Continue »