Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responding to today’s developments in the House of Representatives: The House of Representatives is going to stay in town to toughen up and try to pass anti-immigrant measures?  Lord help us.  Only in the whacky world of the GOP would measures to fast-track… Continue »

#TeaPartyNation RT @ChadPergram When McCarthy told Hoyer on floor it was possible there could be more votes, House chamber erupted boos. — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) July 31, 2014 chaos here. they told members no more votes. many left, then house ldrs called everyone back b/c of gop complaints they needed border vote. — Dana Bash… Continue »

Below is a press release from Church World Services: High-resolution photos for press usage: http://tiny.cc/July31Photos Handout video footage for press usage: http://tiny.cc/July31Videos  Profiles of selected leaders: http://tiny.cc/July31Profiles Today, more than 100 faith leaders and immigrant rights activists from across the country were arrested after participating in an act of civil disobedience demanding that President Obama end his inhumane deportation… Continue »

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is running against incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) this November, and when it comes to where he actually stands on immigration, Gardner’s schtick is getting a little old.  Jason Salzman nails it at Huffington Post Denver today: Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner, who’s challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, has been hitting the radio… Continue »

Washington Post (Plum Line): Sticking it to the GOP on deportations Daily Beast: The White House’s Woman in the Immigration Crosshairs Denver Post (Colorado): GOP incumbent in Colorado 6th CD in a race with implications for 2016 Wall Street Journal: What Happens If the Border Funding Bill Fails? Politico: Border battle: House GOP moves to… Continue »

Republicans have undergone a marked devolution since last June, when they actually mustered up the political common sense to help pass the Senate immigration bill.  But since then, they’ve taken no action on real immigration reform, killed the ENLIST Act for immigrants who want to serve in the military, and given Steve King multiple votes to… Continue »

Score one for the GOP’s record as the party of mass deportations.  Apparently, trying to end DACA and deport DREAMers isn’t enough.  Now, Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Mississippi, wants to deport the US-born children of immigrants as well, according to the Clarion-Ledger.  As the paper reported: Palazzo also said he would support changing federal law that allows children born… Continue »

Anti-immigrant protests against children fleeing violence like the one in Murrieta, California this month have made headlines.  But all over the US, people have also gone extraordinarily out of their way to reach out to, donate to, and help the children.  At Buzzfeed yesterday is a powerful compilation of some of the ways people from Texas… Continue »

CBS Houston/AP (Texas): Texas Lt. Gov: I’m Convinced Some In Mexican Government Helping Immigrant Children Get Into US Politico: Poll: Let border kids stay New York Times: Poll Finds Support for Treating Child Migrants as Refugees Washington Post: Sympathy for young illegal immigrants, suspicion for other immigrants Associated Press: Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide… Continue »