Last week, we learned that since President Obama announced the deferred action (DACA) program last June, 154,404  eligible DREAMers have made it through the process and been approved. Via Univision: To date, 154,404 young undocumented immigrants have been approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama administration program active since August. The program gives… Continue »

ABC/Univision: Majority Backs Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants in New Poll By Jordan Fabian January 18, 2013 Washington Post: More Republicans start calling for immigration changes By David Nakamura January 18, 2013 Arizona Republic: Ariz. governor softens tone on immigration January 21, 2013 ABC/Univision: 7 Numbers That Tell the Story of Obama on Immigration By… Continue »

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has established himself as a champion of immigration reform–and he reaffirmed his commitment to real reform this week while talking to reporters in his home state of Nevada: “There will be nothing done in my Senate (on immigration reform) without a pathway to citizenship,” he said. The Majority Leader also… Continue »

A solid majority of U.S. voters favor common sense immigration reform that includes a path to earned citizenship for current undocumented immigrants, and strong accountability measures, according to a groundbreaking, bipartisan poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican polling firm, and Hart Research Associates, a Democratic firm. The national survey of 1,003 registered voters, sponsored by… Continue »

As Congress and the President begin considering immigration legislation this year, it’s important for Republicans to remember why they need to support this effort.  President Obama beat Mitt Romney by more than a 3-1 margin among Latino voters in 2012, which spells demographic disaster for Republicans unless they reconsider their hardline stances on immigration and other… Continue »

New York Times: Rubio Outlines Elements of His New Immigration Plan By Julia Preston January 17, 2013 ABC/Univision: Corporate America Lobbies for Immigration Reform By Emily Deruy January 17, 2013 National Journal (Opinion): For Republicans, Just Doing the Math is Frightening By Charlie Cook January 17, 2013 NPR: Latino Voters Urge Obama To Keep Immigration… Continue »

From one end of Washington to another today, business and faith leaders spent time joining the growing chorus of groups calling on Congress to quickly pass immigration reform.  PICO National Network, with its Campaign for Citizenship, today brought faith representatives, community leaders, and DREAMers from across the nation together in DC  for the “Separated Families… Continue »

Earlier this month, the US Chamber of Commerce announced that it was making immigration reform—with a roadmap to citizenship—a top priority this year, and today, Chamber president Tom Donohue joined faith, law enforcement, immigrant rights, and other business leaders to call on Congress to speedily pass immigration legislation. Donohue opened the press conference today by… Continue »

During a speech at Georgetown University Law Center yesterday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced plans to make immigration reform a top priority for his Committee in 2013.  As the starting gate for consideration of immigration reform in Congress, Leahy’s Judiciary Committee will play a crucial role in passing immigration legislation that includes a… Continue »

Poor Kris Kobach.  It’s one thing to be maligned by people you hate and believe should self-deport, but it’s another thing to be called out by those who are supposed to be your friends. Last week we wrote about how Kobach, the architect of state anti-immigrant laws like Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56,… Continue »