VIEW THE REPORT Rep. Judy Chu Joins Advocates and Experts Urging President Obama to Immediately Close the Artesia Family Detention Center in New Mexico This week, Detention Watch Network released the findings of their latest “Expose and Close” report on the Artesia Family Residential Center – documenting the conditions facing families currently detained in Artesia, New… Continue »

Looks like Kentucky’s Alison Grimes has the right idea. In a new ad, Grimes, the Democratic Senate candidate challenging Mitch McConnell, is firing back against a Republican hypocrisy which Steve Benen highlighted here and which Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post called “bizarre.”  See, a pro-McConnell super PAC, the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, recently released an ad against Grimes accusing… Continue »

Zing! The location of Obama’s presidential library has not yet been decided, but the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is already soliciting donations for it — specifically for a section of the future library they are proposing to call the “Deporter-in-Chief” wing. ICIRR’s action yesterday follows years of record deportations from President Obama, as well… Continue »

La Prensa San Diego (Opinion): Voting Is The Only Option The Hill: After immigration punt, Obama to make his case to Hispanic Caucus MSNBC: Growing religious movement shields undocumented immigrants Huffington Post: Congregations Open Doors To Undocumented Immigrants NBC News: Clergy Call For Sanctuary for Immigrants Facing Deportation MSNBC: Feds easing back on some Operation… Continue »

The following is a press release from Church World Services: Faith communities across country do what Congress and Administration have refused to do: protect and stand with immigrants facing deportation A nationwide movement to provide physical sanctuary to immigrants and their families facing deportation is rapidly growing, from two churches in Arizona to two dozen… Continue »

Commentators are outraged at this story that appeared yesterday in the Boston Globe, about instances where the US is allowing certain immigrant parents to stay — but deporting their children. In moves that underscore how completely dysfunctional the US immigration system is, the US has for years granted temporary protected status to certain immigrants whose countries… Continue »

Republicans have done nothing for the Latino community, and Democrats have broken their promises to it, which is why some immigration reform advocates have been pushing for a boycott of both parties in this November’s election.  But the way to gain influence and win public policy involves showing power at the ballot box, which is… Continue »

Wall Street Journal: Poll: Immigration a Source of Widespread Frustration Politico: Poll: GOP struggles on immigration Washington Post: Hispanic Democrats are really down on their party’s immigration efforts VOXXI: Republicans and Democrats unhappy with their party on immigration The Hill: GOP divided on gay marriage, illegal immigration, poll finds Talking Points Memo: First At TPM:… Continue »