At a Politico Playbook breakfast yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) made an important comment about the politics of immigration reform and why it is so critical for Republicans to engage on the issue.  As Elise Foley reported at Huffington Post: “As you look at demographics in states like mine,... Continue »
With immigration reform moving to center stage, the political implications and motivations behind the debate are also moving into the limelight. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: While some observers remain stuck in the old conventional wisdom regarding the politics of immigration, most leaders and strategists... Continue »
You’ve heard it from us over and over: there’s a new politics of immigration reform, shaped by the 2012 elections. That new politics means immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million, is under serious consideration in Congress. The Democrats promised it. And the Republicans need... Continue »
The Daily Show last night with Jon Stewart and correspondents Al Madrigal and Jessica Williams covered the hot immigration news of this week with their own take on why Republicans are suddenly so willing to come to the table on reform.  As Al Madrigal said: To see Republicans in... Continue »
TIME: Q & A with Immigration Reform Advocate Frank Sharry By Alex Rogers January 30, 2013 New York Times: On Immigration, Obama Assumes Upper Hand By Michael Shear and Mark Landler January 30, 2013 Talking Points Memo: Obama Promises To Put ‘Everything I’ve Got’ Behind Immigration Reform By Pema... Continue »
As part of their continuing series of “Bibles, Badges, and Business” events, the Forging a New Consensus project of the National Immigration Forum today held a press conference with Bill Bratton, the former Police Commissioner to both the Los Angeles and New York Police Departments.  In the midst of... Continue »
As the immigration debate begins in earnest, it’s important to remember how we’ve come to this moment in time, and why the progress of immigration reform this year must be different.  As Jordan Fabian at ABC News/Univision today points out, this time Republicans need immigration reform—because they need to... Continue »
This week, eight Senators unveiled their plans for immigration reform, and one thing noticed by many advocates was the continued emphasis on border security. For many, it’s a replay of the 2007 debate, which was mostly focused on border security and immigration enforcement. As Suzy Khimm at the Washington... Continue »
It’s been a busy week on immigration, with President Obama delivering an immigration speech yesterday, following the unveiling of bipartisan Senate principles on Monday.  The nation’s leading editorial pages have been following this issue for years, and are weighing in with optimism that the stalemate in Washington may finally clear this year.  They... Continue »
Huffington Post: John McCain, Chuck Schumer On Immigration Bill: We Want 80 Votes By Elise Foley January 30, 2013 La Opinión (Editorial) The path to citizenship January 29, 2013 Washington Post(Blog): Immigration reform: Five places where Obama and the Senate agree By Ezra Klein January 29, 2013 Washington Post... Continue »