Earlier today, DRM Action and supporters delivered nearly 8,000 signatures to MSNBC studios demanding the network keep journalist José Díaz-Balart on their weekday morning schedule: @DRMAction + supporters are headed to @MSNBC studios w +7K petition signatures asking @jdbalart is kept on the air! pic.twitter.com/cLp7dzTese — DRM Action Coalition (@DRMAction) September 28, 2015 Happening now:… Continue »

Speaking on the steps of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall as his historic visit to the United States came to a close, Pope Francis urged America’s immigrants and Latinos this past Sunday to “not be discouraged” by challenges and to “never be ashamed” of their traditions: “Among us today are members of America’s large Hispanic population, as… Continue »

GOP Needs to Build Stronger Relationships With Latino and Asian American Voters, Not Bigger Walls and Detention Centers A new Pew Research report, released on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, documents startling demographic changes to the U.S. population and the American electorate in recent decades.  The report’s summary notes: “Fifty years… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): Bloomberg: Could the Next House Speaker Do More on Immigration Reform? By Arit John Dispatch Times: Pope Francis: ‘We Were Once Foreigners’ The Hill: Bill Clinton: Trump could win nomination By Ben Kamisar Buzzfeed: This One Chart Explains Why Latinos Can’t Stand Donald Trump By Adrian Carrasquillo… Continue »

El Papa Francisco completó su visita a Estados Unidos proclamando un mensaje de unidad, fraternidad, colaboración, humanidad y compasión, pero en el Congreso donde habló el pasado jueves parece que el mensaje cayó en oídos sordos. El Partido Republicano no sólo lidia con una interna republicana por la nominación presidencial caracterizada por ser una competencia… Continue »

La lección es: enfréntate a los bravucones o sé aplastado Con la sorpresiva noticia esta mañana sobre la renuncia al Congreso del presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, John Boehner, mucho se especula en torno a lo que esto significa para el futuro del liderazgo, tanto de ese cuerpo legislativo, como del Partido Republicano a… Continue »

Lesson Is: Either Stand Up to Bullies, Or Get Run Over  With news of Speaker of the House John Boehner’s (R-OH) resignation from Congress, many are left to speculate on what this means for future leadership in the House as well as the Republican Party writ large. A new Ron Brownstein piece in the National… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): USA Today: Pope’s immigration message draws praise, criticism from advocacy groups By Erin Kelly National Journal: Why Even the Pope Cannot Move Congress on Immigration By Lauren Fox Washington Times: Pope’s call for immigration leniency unlikely to change debate By Stephen Dinan Arizona Central: Pope Francis urges… Continue »

Yesterday, we noted that the entire Republican presidential field was tacking to the right on issues of immigration and immigrants, highlighting new examples of how even the supposedly pro-reform candidacies of Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush getting caught in the nativist undertow generated by the extreme, anti-immigrant comments of Donald Trump and Ben Carson.  Now,… Continue »

In his historic speech before Congress today, Pope Francis invoked his own family’s immigrant history and called on Americans to not “turn their back[s]” on immigrants, saying they travel in “search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones.” “In recent centuries, millions of people came to this land to pursue their dream of building a… Continue »