This Saturday, leading Republican presidential contenders will travel to Iowa to attend anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King’s “Freedom Summit.”  As the Des Moines Register previews, the event is “already pegged by the campaign-industrial complex as the kickoff to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.”  As an earlier Register piece characterized, King is... Continue »
House Republican leaders appear to be riding an immigration seesaw.  One minute they’re attaching extreme amendments to the DHS appropriations bill to placate the Steve King wing of their conference, the next minute they’re readying a “Plan B” in case those provisions get rejected by the Senate.  Here’s POLITICO on... Continue »
Daily Record (New Jersey- Opinion): Stile: Iowa friendship tricky for Christie By Charlie Stile Wall Street Journal: Majority of Americans Back Obama on Cuba, Immigration — WSJ/NBC Poll By Reid Epstein Washington Post (Plum Line)Morning Plum: Obama finally gets some good poll numbers By Greg Sargent The Hill: Immigration... Continue »
Last updated: February 12, 2015 Examining a range of recent polling and public opinion research on immigration finds a few consistent takeaways: On executive action: A majority of the American public backs the president’s executive actions on immigration, while simultaneously opposing Republican attempts to block or overturn the step... Continue »
In a new column posted on Fusion’s website titled “Republicans, This is Personal,” journalist Jorge Ramos explains why immigration is such a personal and passionate issue for many Latinos in America.  Ramos, who has been called everything from the “Walter Cronkite of Hispanic news” to the “Mexican Anderson Cooper,” offers... Continue »
Watch this weekend clip between Fusion’s Jorge Ramos and the RNC Chief Reince Priebus below.  In it, Ramos asks Priebus why Republicans continue to demonize immigrants and attack executive action even though the party knows it must do better with Latino voters.  Priebus has the gall to claim that... Continue »
The following is from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reflecting on immigration ahead of tonight’s State of the Union address: Tonight the distinctions between the parties on immigration policy will be on full display.  The President has taken decisive, common-sense action to begin fixing our dysfunctional immigration... Continue »
Ana Zamora is a DREAMer who has lived in Texas most of her life, after being brought to the US by her parents when she was a baby.  Tonight, she’ll also be an honored guest in the First Lady’s box at the State of the Union.  MSNBC has a... Continue »
The 25 states’ lawsuit against President Obama’s executive action received its first hearing from federal judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas last week — you can see our report on the judge and his potential bias on the topic here.  At the New York Times today is an editorial emphasizing many... Continue »
Fox News Latino: GOP handling of immigration could bolster, or doom, Latino support in 2016 By Elizabeth Llorente Latin Post: Immigration Executive Action Lawsuit 2015: Texas Judge Hears Arguments on Obama’s Executive Action, Immigrant Rights Group Concerned About Judge By Michael Oleaga Worchester Telegram and Gazette (Massachusetts): Better if... Continue »