Eye-opening piece by Ian Urbina and Catherine Renz in the New York Times this weekend, about immigrants who are put into detention and then—for various reasons—are held in solitary confinement. The United Nations has likened long-term solitary confinement to torture, and has called for a ban on the practice... Continue »
Washington Post (Opinion): How did we build an immigrant movement? We learned from gay rights advocates. By Frank Sharry Huffington Post (Blog): Got Any Spare Change (Theory)? By Jared Bernstein Arizona Republic: Senators closer on migrant measure By Dan Nowicki USA Today: GOP stresses minority outreach in self-critique By... Continue »
The big story on this weekend’s Washington Post Outlook is a 2000-word piece by our Executive Director, Frank Sharry, on how our side built an immigrant rights movement.  What’s the secret?  We learned from gay rights advocates–and went LGBT on their a–.  That meant mobilizing voters, challenging our friends... Continue »
We’re winning — and people are starting to notice. This week, a New York Times story summarized our momentum: “Republican opposition to legalizing the status of millions of illegal immigrants is crumbling.” The examples keep coming. Last month, Jeb Bush was widely panned — even within his own party — for suggesting... Continue »
Today, America’s Voice Education Fund and fellow immigration experts held the fifth in a series of weekly press briefings, or “Immigration Reform “Office Hours.”  Each week, a different and diverse group of speakers will share the latest information on the players, politics, legislation and other developments coming down the pipeline as... Continue »
McClatchy Newspapers: Senators lean toward point-based immigration system, giving workers more of an edge By Franco Ordonez NBC Latino: Gang of Eight will meet immigration timeline, says aide By Sandra Lilley ABC/Univision: White House: Missed Immigration Deadline No Cause for Alarm By Jordan Fabian Washington Post: Schumer says immigration... Continue »
Update: According to Talking Points Memo, a group of hardline conservative Tea Party House members have written a letter to Rand Paul saying that they support his efforts to negotiate an immigration bill. “We write to offer you support, encouragement, and assistance as we work together to identify the principles... Continue »
Mark Krikorian, head of the anti-immigrant “think tank” Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), is feeling a bit lonely this week.  Surveying the likely GOP presidential contenders for 2016, he lamented to the conservative Weekly Standard, “I’m honestly looking for someone I can support in 2016.”  Krikorian’s glum assessment of the potential 2016 Republican... Continue »
Flip back the count.  It’s been zero days since Congressional Republicans last called a CIS witness to a hearing. All over Washington, Republicans are deciding that getting with the program on immigration reform and shutting up about their nativist tendencies is the best way to go.  The RNC released... Continue »
Cross-posted at Latino Decisions Recently there have been a series of high profile endorsements for comprehensive immigration reform from the Republican Party. Immediately after the November 2012 election Bobby Jindal made a plea for more civility and and less stupidity on the immigration issue. Before too long, it was the Gang of 8 in... Continue »