Early this morning the Senate Gang of 8 introduced their bipartisan immigration bill.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to today’s news: We applaud the Senate Gang of 8’s efforts and are very optimistic that we are closer than... Continue »
Early this morning, the Senate Gang of 8 introduced its highly anticipated immigration bill.  On a press call today, a diverse group of national leaders from the Alliance for Citizenship (A4C) reacted to the new bill and shared their thoughts on what this means for the legislative debate ahead. Today’s bill introduction follows... Continue »
A roundup of statements in response to the long-awaited Gang of 8 immigration bill: Gang of 8 Senators: Our immigration system is broken and it is time for a national conversation about how to fix it. We believe common-sense immigration reform is vital in order to secure America’s borders,... Continue »
The bipartisan Senate Gang of 8 immigration bill is finally here!  Read it here. Politico: A rocky path to immigration reform By Manu Raju, Carrie Budoff Brown and Anna Palmer Washington Post: Inside the immigration bill: E-Verify expansion draws fire By Rosalind Helderman Washington Post: Inside the immigration bill:... Continue »
Some people never learn. After the 2012 elections, in which Republicans lost Hispanic voters by more than a 3-1 margin, many Republicans started coming around on immigration reform and accepting the need to move forward on legislation.  The Republican National Committee admitted the party needed to rebrand itself with... Continue »
As the Senate Gang of 8 prepares to roll out an immigration bill, CBS News today had this post on the immigration and the Latino vote–that is, why there is so much support for immigration reform in the first place (because it matters electorally). In 2012, Mitt Romney engaged... Continue »
Over the weekend, the notoriously anti-immigrant Senator from Alabama, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R), appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to assert his role as the leading opponent of the Senate bipartisan reform bill. As Think Progress noted, the main thrust of Sessions’ economic claim wasn’t even true – and was... Continue »
Washington Times: Allowing illegal immigrants to stay gains support, led by Republicans By Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlin Voxxi: More undocumented immigrants would seek citizenship now than in 1986 By Griselda Nevarez ABC/Univision: 9 in 10 Undocumented Immigrants Want Citizenship, Poll Says By Jordan Fabian Politico: Poll: Most illegal... Continue »
A day before the planned release of the Senate Gang of 8’s immigration bill, Voto Latino launched the “I’m Ready for Immigration Reform” campaign with a coalition of other organizations, including including Rock the Vote,  the NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign, the March for Innovation, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Asian Pacific... Continue »
Cross-posted at Latino Decisions: Groundbreaking poll of Latino undocumented immigrants shows 85% have U.S. citizen family members; and 87% would plan to apply for citizenship if immigration reform passes A new poll of Latino undocumented immigrants finds they have deep roots in America, with strong family and social connections to U.S.... Continue »