A bipartisan group of Senators has announced a set of immigration reform principles to help guide the impending legislative debate.  Ahead of President Obama’s immigration address tomorrow in Las Vegas, today’s agreement is a notable marker on the way to enacting immigration reform in 2013. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s… Continue »

New York Times: Senators Offer a New Blueprint for Immigration By Julia Preston January 28, 2013 San Diego Union-Tribune: Immigration debate has crystallized around the 11 million By Elizabeth Aguilera January 26, 2013 Los Angeles Times: Senators agree on immigration overhaul plan By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro January 27, 2013 Huffington Post: John McCain On… Continue »

Calls for real immigration reform that includes citizenship were made loud and clear on the Sunday morning show roundup this morning.  Between Senators John McCain and Robert Menendez on ABC’s “This Week,” to Senator Dick Durbin on Fox News Sunday, to Rep. Paul Ryan on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the evidence that immigration reform will become reality for 11… Continue »

Breaking news on immigration today—President Obama plans to give a speech in Nevada next week laying out the components of a plan for immigration reform that includes a roadmap to citizenship.  From the Hill: President Obama will debut his plans for comprehensive immigration reform at an event Tuesday in Las Vegas, the White House said… Continue »

Tampa Bay Times: White House: Waiting for Rubio to put immigration plan to paper By January 24, 2013 Wall Street Journal: Obama Plans Immigration Speech By Laura Meckler January 24, 2013 The Hill (Blog): Embrace president’s call for immigration reform By Rep. Michael Honda January 24, 2013 Wall Street Journal (Opinion): Solving the Immigration Puzzle… Continue »

With immigration reform moving forward in the coming weeks, one decision Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) make could have monumental consequences for them and their Party down the line.  Both Cornyn and Cruz are on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will be the starting gate for consideration of immigration reform this year. … Continue »

Almost 5,000 young aspiring Americans in Iowa will soon be eligible to apply and test for a state driver’s license, as a result of petitions and grassroots activism that forced the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to reverse an earlier position. The DOT last month claimed that Iowa law prohibited it from allowing DREAMers recognized… Continue »

Las Vegas Sun: GOP tough talk on immigration turned off Hispanic voters in 2012 By Tovin Lapan January 23, 2013 NBC Latino: Analysis: One year after Romney’s “self-deport,” parties can’t ignore immigration reform By Sandra Lilley January 23, 2013 Los Angeles Times: Poll: GOP can woo Latino voters with shift on immigration By Brian Bennett… Continue »

Immigration reform has become a win-win-win issue—smart politics for both Republicans and Democrats, and smart policy for the nation.  Gary Segura, a Principal at Latino Decisions, and Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, gathered on a press call and webinar today to review new Latino Decisions analysis outlining what Republicans lost by following an anti-immigration strategy in the… Continue »

Cross-posted at Daily Kos: Happy anniversary! One year ago today, January 23, at a GOP presidential debate in Florida, Mitt Romney first announced his support for self-deportation and set the stage for his loss in November.  To jog your memory, here’s how Romney responded to a question from co-moderator Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times about how a President… Continue »