Es necesario aclarar que los indocumentados son detenidos civiles a la espera de una decisión, no son convictos de ningún tipo y no deben ser tratados como presos comunes. Mucho menos cuando el motivo es darle ganancia monetaria a los operadores privados de los centros. Continuar »
Wall Street Journal: Prospects Unclear for Narrow Immigration Bill By Kristina Peterson and Laura Meckler Newsweek: Democrats See Short Window for Bipartisan Action on Immigration By Pema Levy New York Times: Using Jailed Migrants as a Pool of Cheap Labor By Ian Urbina Vox: How the government became the... Continuar »
Vote on Immigration Reform in Early Summer, Or the President Will Have No Choice But to Act Today, actions from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and influential Spanish language journalist Jorge Ramos made it clear that if House Republicans fail to act on immigration... Continuar »
A number of House and Senate Democrats have been attacking the House GOP for their obstruction of immigration reform and appeasement of Steve King recently, and today, Steve King rose to the bait.  In a floor speech lifted up by Greg Sargent at the Washington Post, King essentially bear-hugged... Continuar »
As Benjy Sarlin tweeted today, “This is a preview of how ‘We couldn’t pass immigration because of Obamacare’ will play in Spanish-language media.” Speaker Boehner and the House GOP may try to blame their inaction on immigration on President Obama, the Democrats, the legislative calendar, immigration reform advocates —... Continuar »
Political Experts Discuss State of Immigration Politics, Implications for 2014 and 2016 As House Republicans continue to block votes on immigration reform, the legislative space for action continues to shrink and so do the GOP’s prospects of remaining competitive in 2016.  On today’s Office Hours call, immigration advocates and... Continuar »
Over the last few weeks, House and Senate Democrats have been hammering House Republicans over their refusal to pass immigration reform, reminding the GOP that time is running out for their party and that appeasement of Steve King is not a winning strategy.  Today, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) echoed that message when he... Continuar »
Yesterday was the 328th day since the Senate passed its bipartisan immigration bill, and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) took to the floor to castigate Republicans for their inaction since then. Menendez highlighted the moral and economic benefits to passing reform, and wondered why Republicans continue to side with Steve King rather... Continuar »
GOP Leaders Continue to Hide Behind Lame Excuses to Avoid Voting on Immigration Reform House Republican leaders are concocting more and more excuses for their legislative inaction on immigration reform.  Unfortunately for them, the excuses don’t even pass the laugh test. Yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) issued a statement... Continuar »