The topic at the Ag Summit in Iowa was supposed to be about agricultural policy, but pastor and former Governor Mike Huckabee instead used his time to bash the very people who keep that industry running: immigrants. Kira Lerner and Igor Volsky of ThinkProgress report: At the Iowa Agriculture... Continue »
At the Iowa Agricultural Summit held this past weekend, Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) got most of the attention regarding immigration.  He reiterated that undocumented immigrants should be legalized and once again suggested, while dodging direct questions, that he would end the DACA and DAPA immigration executive action programs and pursue... Continue »
Politico: The Iowa Ag Summit: 10 takeaways By James Hohmann AP: Iowa Ag Forum Displays GOP Rift on Immigration Reform NBC News: At Iowa Ag Summit, Immigration Separates Republican Hopefuls By Leigh Ann Caldwell Washington Post: Iowa agriculture summit splits GOP 2016 field on subsidies, immigration By Philip Rucker and Dan Balz Fusion: Jeb... Continue »
El presidente Barack Obama ha expresado confianza en que la acción ejecutiva ganará la batalla en las cortes, aunque reconoce que tomará un poco de tiempo. Las organizaciones que defienden los derechos de los indocumentados han pedido a los inmigrantes que “no tengan miedo” y que continúen preparando los... Continue »
Por su parte, Lynn Tramonte, subdirectora de America´s Voice, dijo que los republicanos, en todos los niveles del gobierno, están “obsesionados” y empeñados en aprobar medidas contra los indocumentados. Lo que corresponde, según Tramonte, es exigir que estos candidatos expliquen que harán, si ganan la presidencia, en los primeros... Continue »
El concepto de compasión del pastor Mike Huckabee parece estar un tanto torcido o limitado. El sábado, en una cumbre agrícola en Iowa, estado donde arranca el proceso de selección de nominados presidenciales, Huckabee declaró que quiere “frenar la ola de gente que llega porque escucharon que hay un... Continue »
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in Iowa have set their sights on their latest low priority target for deportation: Max Villatoro, a local Mennonite Pastor and father of four U.S. citizen children. ICE arrived without warning at Villatoro’s home a 6:30am on March 3rd. Whisking him away in... Continue »
Latino Pollster, Latino Leader and Immigration Advocate Discuss What’s Next for Immigration Policy and Politics To Listen to a Recording of Today’s Press Call, Click Here. Now that the debate over Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  funding has drawn to a close, many are left wondering what’s next for immigration... Continue »
Some Republicans are so obsessed with the immigration issue that they just make things up. Steve King is the king of that. But, he’s not alone. On the House floor late last month, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) alleged: “Every day, all along border states, maybe other places, there are... Continue »
Los Angeles Times: Central Valley congressmen epitomize California GOP’s immigration woes By Noah Bierman The Hill: Senate Dems press McConnell on Lynch nomination By Jordain Carney Roll Call: Senate Democrats Press McConnell to Schedule Lynch Confirmation Vote By Niels Lesniewski Reuters: Senate Democrats Step Up Pressure for Vote on Attorney General Washington Post: Lynch’s... Continue »