Yesterday’s hearing on immigration reform in the Senate Judiciary Committee dominated the coverage. The testimony from Jose Antonio Vargas generated a lot of attention.  The four Democratic Senators in the “Gang of Eight” met with President Obama last night. And, there’s a lot of discussion about the GOP and... Continue »
Some of our favorite tweets from the Senate hearing yesterday, view the PDF here. Senate Immigration Hearing 2/13 by Continue »
Today,  Jose Antonio Vargas became the first openly undocumented journalist to testify before Congress this year when he appeared at an historic Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing. This was the Senate’s first hearing on immigration reform this year, effectively lifting the curtain on what promises to be a roller coaster... Continue »
Today was another milestone in the fight for immigration reform with a clear path to citizenship. The U.S. Senate held its first hearing. And, the pro-reform side showed its political muscle with a massive petition drive whose names were inserted into the record at the hearing. Nearly 300,000 Americans... Continue »
The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to the immigration portions of tonight’s State of the Union address from President Obama, Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) official Republican response, and the Tea Party response delivered by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): When... Continue »
The big event tonight is President Obama’s State of the Union — and the rebuttal from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), as well as the Tea Party rebuttal from Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). But for immigration advocates, the real action begins in the Senate tomorrow morning when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds... Continue »
With the immigration debate moving headlong into its legislative stage, the pressing question for Republican lawmakers remains – will most continue to side with the anti-immigrant voices in their midst?  Or will the GOP’s recent pro-immigration reform talk be followed with concrete action that demonstrates that the majority of... Continue »
Along with the State of the Union address tonight and the Senate Judiciary Committee’s immigration hearing tomorrow, there’s a lot of activity as the broad coalition supporting citizenship expands — and momentum continues to grow. Here’s an update on what else has been happening this week in immigration reform:... Continue »
Even on the Republican side, things have changed on immigration.  Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Tom Tancredo’s successor, now says that he supports a path to citizenship for some immigrants, and legal status for others, while Fox News’ Roger Ailes says “I don’t have any problem with a path to... Continue »