Yesterday, we were notified about Max in Iowa. Max is a Mennonite pastor who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on March, 3 and is facing deportation. Max is a long-time community member of Iowa City, Iowa and has 4 US Citizen children. Still, ICE arrived without warning at Villatoro’s... Continue »
The fox is in charge of the immigration hen house — and Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III of Alabama couldn’t be happier. Undoubtedly one of the loudest anti-immigrant voices in the Senate, Sessions now chairs the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, cementing the fact that the new Republican majority... Continue »
The Hill: Union applauds DHS funding deal By Keith Laing Bloomberg: What Did Conservatives Win in the DHS Battle? Almost Nothing By David Weigel Politico: The Senate’s anti-immigration warrior By Seung Min Kim Politico: Feds press judge to rule by Monday on immigration order stay By Josh Gerstein Bloomberg: Obama Sets Monday Deadline for... Continue »
Vox’s Dara Lind highlights an alarming divide between the Obama Administration’s immigration enforcement priorities and the Border Patrol agents tasked with carrying out those policies on the ground. While President Obama’s November 2014 expanded DACA and DAPA programs are currently on hold following a judge’s ruling, the Obama Administration’s... Continue »
Speakers at the NCLR’s annual Capital Awards blasted Congressional Republicans last night, following weeks of chaotic infighting over immigration action and bringing the nation’s security to the brink of a shutdown. Republican House leaders finally did bring up a clean DHS bill for passage, but only after stripping the... Continue »
VOXXI: DHS funding feud ends: How it hurt the GOP’s image with Latinos By Griselda Nevarez SocialistWorker (Editorial): Putting politics ahead of immigrants’ lives Buzzfeed: NCLR President Will Attack Republicans: You Don’t Care About Latinos By Adrian Carrasquillo Bloomberg: House Moves to Avoid Homeland Security Shutdown With Funding Vote By Billy House... Continue »
Frank Sharry, Founder and Executive Director of America’s Voice, and Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey will be honored tonight at the 28th annual NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards gala. In a statement, NCLR writes: “Under Sharry’s leadership, America’s Voice has spearheaded advocacy efforts to push for... Continue »
Republicans Seem Unable to Move on from Anti-Immigrant Obsession This week, as the GOP fueled Department of Homeland Security (DHS) debate careens to a close, the House Judiciary Committee is marking up four immigration enforcement-only bills.  After a bruising battle over immigration that brought the nation to the brink of a... Continue »
Speaker John Boehner appears to be on the verge of allowing a clean DHS funding bill to come up for a floor vote — and the only price was shooting the Republican brand in the foot. Republicans promised responsible governance before taking their largest Congressional majority in decades. But... Continue »
District Chronicles: Immigrant advocates not worried about judge’s ruling By Elena Shore AP: 5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse Fusion: Why the never-ending DHS shutdown fight matters to you By Ted Hesson Wall Street Journal: Explaining the Showdown Over DHS and Immigration MSNBC: Congress restarts clock on DHS funding fight By Amanda Sakuma... Continue »