Calls on President Obama to take Executive Action  On the House floor this morning, leading congressional champion of immigration reform Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) called out House Republicans for failing to act on immigration reform in this Congress.  He gave them a red card – which in soccer means you get sent off the field… Continue »

If you thought yesterday’s Homeland Security hearing on the children at the border was a long parade of Republican posture-taking, wait until today’s House Judiciary Committee spectacle, titled nothing less than  “An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Minors.” Here are the witnesses: Mr. Tom Homan, Executive Associate Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S.… Continue »

In their rush to score political points over Obama for the children at the border story, many Republicans are going way, way too far — see, for example, Darrell Issa and his campaign to restart the deportation of DREAMers who have lived here all their lives, in response to children who have just arrived.  It’s gotten… Continue »

This morning, Rep. Luis Gutierrez made headlines from the House floor when he announced the conclusion of the three-month window Republicans had to pass immigration reform.  In April, Gutierrez told House Republicans that the next few weeks represented a must-take opportunity for Republicans if they were serious about immigration legislation.  That time has passed, and House… Continue »

In Response to 8-Yr Olds Fleeing Violence Today, GOP Says Let’s Deport 20-Yr. Old College Students Who Have Lived in America for Years Elise Foley of Huffington Post reports that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is circulating a sign-on letter to House Republican colleagues demanding that President Obama end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)… Continue »

Today is primary day in Colorado, which means that the moment of truth is at hand for Tom Tancredo and the GOP. As we’ve written about before, Tom Tancredo and his anti-immigrant history is so toxic for Republicans that all kinds of weird stuff is happening in order to try and prevent Tancredo from winning the… Continue »

Hypocritical members of Congress, who say they support us but vote with anti-immigrant extremists in the Republican Party, are a major road block to passing immigration reform. Colorado Representatives Mike Coffman and Cory Gardner are the perfect example of this hypocrisy. Back home, they tell Latino, Asian-American, and immigrant voters that they support reform — but,… Continue »

Under Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice, immigration “illegal re-entry” charges rank number one out of all federal prosecutions.Many of these so-called “felons” are people with families, jobs, homes, and lives in the United States. They are Americans in every way except on paper.If Eric Holder and Federal Attorneys succeed in prosecuting these immigrants,… Continue »