After President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, the official GOP response will come from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the Chairman of the House Republican Conference and a member of the House leadership.  In October 2013, McMorris Rodgers said that immigration reform was a priority for her — a priority that has… Continue »

This week, House Republicans are scheduled to summit in Cambridge, Maryland, and possibly put out a statement of principles on immigration reform.  Considering that a majority of the country already supports immigration reform with a path to citizenship, the House Republicans are way behind, and taking baby steps — but some in the Tea Party… Continue »

Tonight, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union.  Over the weekend, pundits and reporters obsessively speculated about what the President will say and how he will address key issues, like immigration reform.  In a letter to supporters Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President, laid out the President’s 2014 meme: In this year of action, the… Continue »

Tonight, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union. Over the weekend, pundits and reporters obsessively speculated about what the President will say and how he will address key issues, like immigration reform. In a letter to supporters Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President, laid out the President’s 2014 meme: In this year of action, the… Continue »

Washington Post (Plum Line): How to know whether GOP is serious about immigration reform By Greg Sargent PR Week: Is 2014 the year immigration reform becomes a reality? By Laura Nichols Politico: House GOP to gather for retreat By Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan MSNBC: 5 things to watch in the GOP immigration plan By… Continue »

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III will say anything to stop immigration reform. At USA Today, Sen. Sessions (R-AL) desperately tried to tie immigration reform to the growing concern over income inequality. He argues — again — that reform is bad for American workers and the US economy.  Sessions and his anti-immigrant restrictionist friends had their say… Continue »

House Republicans, in the next few days, are finally taking some steps toward immigration reform, by holding a summit to discuss the issue and releasing a statement of principles.  It’s still unclear what they’ll propose, after an entire year in which they dragged their feet and did nothing on immigration reform except give Steve King a vote… Continue »

Tomorrow is the State of the Union address — President Obama’s sixth — and Reps. Raúl Grijalva and Yvette Clarke today have released a letter asking him to respond to the “ongoing deportation crisis” in his speech. The two Representatives also sent a letter co-signed by 26 of their colleagues to Obama last month, asking him to… Continue »

As we wait for the House of Representatives’ forthcoming “principles” on immigration reform—and ultimately their bills—there are a variety of positions within the undocumented community regarding what they want to see out of reform. Some would be content with permission to work. Others feel their contributions and family ties in the United States should entitle… Continue »