House Republicans have had a year to act on an immigration overhaul and have refused, trying to pin the blame for their inaction and obstruction on everything from the announcement of a national monument in New Mexico to the conflict in Syria.  While House Republicans have refused to vote on the Senate’s immigration bill or… Continue »

Although House Republican leaders have thus far refused to schedule a vote on reasonable immigration reform, they continue to find time to let Rep. Steve King (R-IA) rant and rave against immigrants and offer up amendments to go after them. Last June, the House passed a Steve King amendment to defund the DACA program and… Continue »

It’s been nearly two years since Mitt Romney was walloped by Latino voters, it’s been almost a year since House Republicans first gave Steve King a vote to deport DREAMers, we’re a month away from the one-year anniversary of the Senate passing its bipartisan immigration reform bill — and the House has taken no action to… Continue »

In response to this week’s news that the Obama deportation review has been delayed, this editorial at the New York Times is a must-read.  It’s brutal; the highlights below are ours: President Obama asked the homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson, in March to review the administration’s immigration enforcement policies. He was under intense pressure from immigrant advocates,… Continue »

Associated Press: Immigration delay ups the ante on Obama, GOP By Josh Lederman and Erica Werner Huffington Post (Blog): Immigration On The Concert Stage, Silver Screen & In The Legislature: Calle 13 @ Coachella, The Undocumented, How Democracy Works Now + Mercedes Sosa’s Final Recording Session By Michael Vazquez Talk Radio News Service: Immigration Activists… Continue »

Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing where Republicans will grill DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.  The hearing will no doubt cover a range of immigration policy issues as Republicans see them, including Steve-King-caucus-priorities such as criminal activity by immigrants, the Obama Administration’s lack of respect for the law, criminal activity by immigrants, and the Obama… Continue »

Cantor se jacta de bloquear la reforma y el presidente retrasa el alivio administrativo Washington, DC – Dos acontecimientos importantes de ayer sirven para aclarar la situación sobre la reforma migratoria legislativa y administrativa: 1) las posibilidades de que los republicanos de la Cámara Baja muevan la legislación por la reforma migratoria recibieron un duro… Continue »

In a new anti-immigration reform mailer sent around his district this week, Rep. Eric Cantor bragged about his role in killing immigration reform.  Today. Rep. Luis Gutierrez traveled to Cantor’s district to call him out on the ways in which Cantor is blocking reform — and to push him and House Republicans to pass legislation.  View some of… Continue »

Welcome.us is a new organization that is dedicated to celebrating immigrants all across America. They have declared June as Immigrant Heritage Month in order to highlight the huge influence immigrants have had on this country. In June they want to focus on telling stories of immigrants and how they have transformed this country. They also… Continue »