There’s been a lot of speculation in political circles about what kind of political impact the shutdown would have on the Republican Party. Yesterday, the Cook Political Report got DC buzzing with this tweet: Today’s ratings changes: CA31, CA41, CO06, FL22, MI03, MI07, MT-AL, NE02, NJ02, NJ03, NM02, NY23, OH06, PA08, WV03 http://t.co/WNKgkgBPYN — CookPoliticalReport… Continue »

Yesterday, NBC’s Chuck Todd was busy hyping a new “exclusive” poll sponsored by NBC News and Esquire Magazine on what those two media entities refer to as “The New American Center.” Frankly, the story was more befitting of NBC’s entertainment division than its news division. The poll was conducted by Joel Benenson from Benenson Strategy Group and Neil… Continue »

Yesterday, we learned that the Bipartisan Policy Center has concluded, somehow, that President Obama should not expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to other immigrants facing deportation because that action would “undermine” the effort to pass immigration reform. From BPC: “Some immigration reform advocates, frustrated by the slow pace of congressional action, are suggesting… Continue »

Today’s March for Immigration Reform on the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol began at noon ET. Here are some of photos as the event began. [View the story “Scenes from Today’s Rally & March for Immigration Reform” on Storify]

Steve King has had a busy fall. He has been spearheading the effort to block  any immigration reform bill from moving in the U.S House (despite little back up from his ever-shrinking anti-immigrant allies.) Now King and his band of fellow extremists, including Louie Gohmert and Michele Bachmann, have also shut down the federal government… Continue »

As we have noted repeatedly, there are enough votes in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship.  And yet the House has yet to take up immigration reform, thanks to Speaker John Boehner’s insistence on invoking the Hastert Rule, a.k.a the Hastert Excuse, in which Boehner will only bring… Continue »

Right now, Washington is consumed with the shutdown of the federal government — and the intransigence of the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party. Even while DC is gridlocked, immigration keeps moving. Today, House Democrats are introducing their immigration reform bill. It’s legislation that includes bipartisan policies on the path to citizenship and border… Continue »

This morning, seven undocumented immigrants were arrested in front of the White House during a protest of the Obama administration’s deportation policy. Here’s the message the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, which organized today’s protest, sent out before the action began: Last night the President told Telemundo that reducing deportations isn’t an option but we disagree.… Continue »

Much of Washington, DC is consumed by the debate over attacking Syria—not just the actual issue, but what the debate means legislatively for other issues like immigration. But as we know, immigration isn’t like other issues. We addressed this yesterday in a press release titled, Seeing Through the House GOP’s Calendar & Process Excuses on Immigration… Continue »

Led by CREDO Action, MoveOn and Reform Immigration for America advocates delivered over 600,000 petitions to Speaker John Boehner today with a very clear message: We want a vote on a path to citizenship. The petitions were delivered to Boehner at his district office in West Chester, Ohio this morning. The decision to hold a… Continue »