Leadership on the House Judiciary Committee has recently changed hands—Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is now the chair of Judiciary, while Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) chairs the Immigration Subcommittee.  We’ve written posts on both of them recently about how their records aren’t particularly distinguishable from their notoriously anti-immigrant colleagues, Reps.... Continue »
We’re going to the Super Bowl! Sort of.  DefineAmerican.com is putting this ad on broadcast and cable in a few markets during coverage of tomorrow’s Super Bowl.  After the big game on Sunday, we’ll keep running this ad in additional cities if more people (like you) will make a contribution... Continue »
In Washington, many of the usual suspects want to have the same old debate about border security. Today, we get further proof that the border is more secure than ever. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) released a new report, “Border Security: Moving Beyond Past Benchmarks”: The American Immigration Lawyers... Continue »
National Journal (Opinion): On Immigration, What Obama Can Learn From Bush’s Failed Efforts By Ronald Brownstein January 31, 2013 New York Times: Senators Look at Past Failures for Lessons on Immigration Overhaul By Ashley Parker January 31, 2013 Bloomberg: Six Reasons Immigration Reform Has a Good Shot This Year... Continue »
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 »