Sen. Durbin, DREAMer, Legal Expert Talk Legislative and Judicial Landscape on Immigration                             Listen to a recording of today’s call here. On this week’s Office Hours press call, longtime immigration reform champion Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) was joined by DACA recipient Karen Villagomez… Continue »

International Business Times: Obama Executive Actions Fight Shouldn’t Be Tied To Homeland Security Funding, Ex-DHS Secretaries Say By Harold Koplowitz  Politico: Rand Paul ‘secret tape’ dings Jeb, Hillary on dynasty By Mike Allen The Atlantic: Scott Walker Isn’t Sorry By Peter Beinart Political Wire: Huckabee Advocates Path to Citizenship By Taegan Goddard  Politico: Barack Obama… Continue »

As Pema Levy points out in a post at Mother Jones today, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is the Senate’s equivalent of Steve King, and is just as much an anti-immigrant hardliner though with slightly less of a tendency for repeated gaffes. The thing though, is that the Senate GOP leadership has just made Sessions the chair of… Continue »

Earlier this month, House Republicans made funding for the Department of Homeland Security contingent on overturning DACA and DAPA — and now they’re waiting for Senate Republicans to do the same.  More than half a million DACA-mented young people in the last two years have flourished as a result of being able to legally work… Continue »

The DREAMers are at it again! Yesterday, before the start of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee, DREAMers with United We Dream chased down a number of SJC Republicans and asked them what they thought about Steve King calling young immigrants “deportables.” “Am I a deportable?” You can watch the DREAMers posing… Continue »

All three former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including two Republicans, are calling on Republicans to stop insisting that homeland security funding be tied to the GOP’s ideological battle against the President’s immigration actions.   In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), former… Continue »

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: Is it possible for a politician to be too successful at the ballot box? This appears to be the case with Nevada’s Republican Governor Brian Sandoval. Thanks to a favorable political environment, low turnout among many traditional Democratic constituencies, and the inability of Nevada Democrats to recruit a serious challenger, Sandoval… Continue »

Mother Jones: Step Aside, Steve King: Meet the Right’s Most Powerful Immigration Foe By Pema Levy National Journal: Obama Will Warn GOP Against Homeland Security Shutdown By Alex Brown Washington Post: Ex-DHS secretaries warn Congress not to ‘risk funding for the operations that protect every American’ By Ed O’Keefe The Hill: Obama seizes leverage from… Continue »

Earlier this month, House Republicans made funding for the Department of Homeland Security contingent on overturning DACA and DAPA — and now they’re waiting for Senate Republicans to do the same.  More than half a million DACA-mented young people in the last two years have flourished as a result of being able to legally work… Continue »

Before the start of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearing today, members of United We Dream confronted Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and asked them why the GOP wants to deport DREAMers and their families. Most Senators ducked the question, but when Washington Dream Act Coalition’s Moses Chege told Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) that he was a… Continue »