On the heels of today’s New York Times story about California farmers who are running out of time and patience waiting for immigration reform, Greg Sargent at the Washington Post has a similar article about growers in places like Washington state (and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ district).  According to Sargent, nearly all of these growers… Continue »

WASHINGTON, DC – El presidente Barack Obama puede usar teléfono, pluma y reuniones para convencer a la Cámara Baja de mayoría republicana de que, por ejemplo, debata un proyecto de reforma migratoria, o para lamentar que critiquen su política de deportaciones, que ya sobrepasan los dos millones. Sin embargo, hay pasos administrativos que pueden tomarse ahora,… Continue »

Two New York Times stories from this past weekend highlight the growing anger and disillusionment directed at both political parties, coming from core constituencies.  The Republicans come in for special condemnation from agricultural producers for blocking immigration reform legislation.  Meanwhile, President Obama’s record deportations are causing frustration and anger in the Latino community.  The stories… Continue »

Washington Post (Plum Line): Morning Plum: Pressure mounts on Obama over deportations By Greg Sargent NPR: Activists: We Want An Emancipator, Not A ‘Deporter In Chief’ By Richard Gonzales CNN: Why the ‘Cesar Chavez’ biopic matters now By Cindy Y. Rodriguez Reuters: Mexico finds 370 abandoned immigrant children New York Times: Hopes Frustrated, Many Latinos… Continue »

Rep. Joe Garcia, AFL-CIO and Border Network Talk Discharge Petition, Bipartisan Effort to Fix Border Patrol & Next Steps on Immigration  With a vacuum left by House GOP leadership, Democrats in the House of Representatives employed a series of procedural and legislative measures to force a vote on H.R. 15 this week, shinning a spotlight… Continue »

Texas Republicans apparently see the future coming — but the question is whether they can break their bad habits in time.  The Dallas Morning News this week on how gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott (R) believes the future is linked to Hispanic voters: In the immediate celebratory afterglow of his GOP primary victory, Greg Abbott went to Hidalgo… Continue »

Krikorian’s Employee Stephen Steinlight Has This to Say This About Religious Leaders Who Support Immigration Reform: “God help me, find a baseball bat, there would be a whole lot fewer of them around.” Washington, DC–Right Wing Watch has a video of Stephen Steinlight, senior policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), giving a speech… Continue »

Think Progress: More GOP Senate Candidates Adopting Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric By Josh Israel and Andrew Breiner MSNBC: This is what it looks like when immigration reform dies By Benjy Sarlin Washington Post: Catholic leaders hope message from Pope and US bishops will revive immigration reform By Pamela Constable Washington Post (Post TV): Obama: Pope offered insights… Continue »