Right now, much of the nation's attention is on health insurance reform and the accompanying side-show generated by vitriolic opponents of the President's proposal. As immigrant advocates, we're all too familiar with those angry, ugly attacks. We'll no doubt see some of those characters, led by Lou Dobbs and... Continue »
A series of events over the past several days and weeks show that the Republican Party still has not learned the lessons of the 2006 and 2008 elections. As Senator Tom Coburn might say -- they have some "splaining to do." In a remarkable and mostly unconscious display of... Continue »
Duke, a prominent pro-migrant blogger at Migra Matters (click here if you don't know what a pro-migrant blogger is), has a post up about Senator Schumer's tough enforcement talk, whether national advocacy groups will repeat errors of the past, and why the McLarty-Bush Council on Foreign Relations report looks... Continue »
Lots of immigration sideshows last week, but here's the big picture: Senator Schumer (D-NY) announced plans to introduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill by Labor Day. According to the Associated Press: "I think we'll have a good bill by Labor Day," said Schumer, D-N.Y. "I think the fundamental building... Continue »
On June 25th, President Obama is convening a bi-partisan meeting to discuss the prospects for moving on comprehensive immigration reform later this year. If he asked me about the politics of immigration reform in this economic climate, this is the memo I would send to him: "Reform advocates point... Continue »
In “First thoughts: It's Sotomayor,” MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montanaro announce today’s historic nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, a Yale Law School graduate and Princeton undergrad who the President notes, has more experience �than anyone currently serving on the Supreme Court had when they were appointed.” Impressive... Continue »
Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration held a hearing about border policy. Its chairman, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), has declared �game on’ for immigration reform. This is the same Schumer who was architect of the Democratic takeover of the Senate, who always has his eye on what... Continue »
King’s perspective on the Postville raid, and his likening immigrants to cattle, are just two examples of a Congressional leader out of step with mainstream America and in step with the most disturbing arm of the extreme anti-immigrant movement. The Congressman’s record is the focus of... Continue »
Tomorrow’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform will likely throw a wrench in Fox News’ latest proclamation on immigration � and butcher a good bit of the conventional wisdom floating around here in Washington to boot. Last week, FOX News’ Trish Turner said of the upcoming hearing: "This... Continue »
As we look ahead to Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on common sense immigration reform, with a star lineup that includes former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Dr. Joel Hunter of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and SEIU's Eliseo Medina, it's time once again to... Continue »