In a critical blow to the GOP’s claim that it is capable of governing, the House just voted 203-224 against a short-term resolution funding the Department of Homeland Security for the next three weeks.  Fifty-one Republicans voted no.  Though House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has said that more votes could follow tonight or this weekend, the GOP… Continue »

Sen. Susan Collins’ anti-immigrant bill, which did not receive the votes needed to move toward passage today, tried to gain support from Republicans and moderate Democrats by claiming that it would not affect DACAmented DREAMers, even as it sought to deport older DREAMers and immigrant parents.  As we noted in our press statement today, it… Continue »

He Should Know Better Today, the Senate voted to block debate on an extreme anti-immigration measure by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)—legislation designed to take away the President’s DAPA and expanded DACA programs and resume the deportations of millions of people settled in America.  Despite having previously voted against House passed legislation that would do away with… Continue »

Today the Senate approved a clean Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill, and Senate Democrats blocked a motion to proceed to a bill from Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) that would nullify the President’s immigration-related executive actions.  The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. In response to our movement’s relentless… Continue »

If the GOP Wants to Address Nation’s Immigration Problems, then They Should Give Up on Mass-Deportation Measures and Be Prepared for a Debate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Today, the Senate voted to block debate on an extreme anti-immigration measure by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)—legislation designed to take away the President’s DAPA and expanded DACA programs… Continue »

In the latest update on the looming government shutdown, the House and Senate are poised to vote on a short-term continuing resolution funding DHS for all of three weeks….apparently so that the Republican intransigence and intra-party squabbling that’s been going on this past month can continue for a little while longer.  Politico notes that the Congressional calendar is… Continue »

Mark Krikorian, leader of the anti-immigrant “think tank” Center for Immigration Studies, once whitesplained Sonia Sotomayor‘s name and claimed that the reason why Haiti is so screwed up is because it wasn’t “colonized long enough.”  Yet despite this — and despite his ties to white nationalists — Republican members of Congress continue to regularly call CIS staffers to testify… Continue »

Politico: 12 questions for John Ellis Bush By Nick Gass Wall Street Journal: Jeb Bush Defends Stance on Immigration, Education By Patrick O’Connor Washington Examiner: Marco Rubio would cancel Obama’s agenda, foreign and domestic By David Drucker The Hill:Cruz slams GOP leaders for ‘amnesty’ deal By Ben Kamisar Talking Points Memo: It’s Been A Terrible,… Continue »

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out tomorrow, yet Congressional Republicans are determined to continue playing with our nation’s security at the expense of millions of immigrant families. Everyone knows that a clean DHS bill will eventually be passed, but Republicans have instead pushed for a bill with riders that would end DAPA… Continue »

Today the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicks off a multi-day event featuring a contingent of likely 2016 Republican presidential contenders, conservative activists and media observers.  Immigration is sure to be a dominant focus of both CPAC and the 2016 presidential cycle. During his town hall event last night in Miami, President Obama focused attention… Continue »