Breaking news on immigration today—President Obama plans to give a speech in Nevada next week laying out the components of a plan for immigration reform that includes a roadmap to citizenship.  From the Hill: President Obama will debut his plans for comprehensive immigration reform at an event Tuesday in... Continue »
Tampa Bay Times: White House: Waiting for Rubio to put immigration plan to paper By January 24, 2013 Wall Street Journal: Obama Plans Immigration Speech By Laura Meckler January 24, 2013 The Hill (Blog): Embrace president’s call for immigration reform By Rep. Michael Honda January 24, 2013 Wall Street... Continue »
With immigration reform moving forward in the coming weeks, one decision Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) make could have monumental consequences for them and their Party down the line.  Both Cornyn and Cruz are on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will be the starting gate for... Continue »
Almost 5,000 young aspiring Americans in Iowa will soon be eligible to apply and test for a state driver’s license, as a result of petitions and grassroots activism that forced the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to reverse an earlier position. The DOT last month claimed that Iowa law... Continue »
Las Vegas Sun: GOP tough talk on immigration turned off Hispanic voters in 2012 By Tovin Lapan January 23, 2013 NBC Latino: Analysis: One year after Romney’s “self-deport,” parties can’t ignore immigration reform By Sandra Lilley January 23, 2013 Los Angeles Times: Poll: GOP can woo Latino voters with... Continue »
Immigration reform has become a win-win-win issue—smart politics for both Republicans and Democrats, and smart policy for the nation.  Gary Segura, a Principal at Latino Decisions, and Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, gathered on a press call and webinar today to review new Latino Decisions analysis outlining what Republicans lost by... Continue »
Cross-posted at Daily Kos: Happy anniversary! One year ago today, January 23, at a GOP presidential debate in Florida, Mitt Romney first announced his support for self-deportation and set the stage for his loss in November.  To jog your memory, here’s how Romney responded to a question from co-moderator Adam Smith of... Continue »
Laurene Powell, the widow of Apple’s Steve Jobs and a longtime supporter of the DREAM Act, launched a new website this week that calls on Congress to pass immigration reform for young aspiring Americans.  Called, the site features videos of DREAMers discussing how their lives would be better with... Continue »
A range of new polls offer fresh evidence that Americans want immigration reform with citizenship, while providing another reminder of the momentum behind immigration reform in 2013: Bipartisan Poll from Hart Research and Public Opinion Strategies – Overwhelming Support for Citizenship and Likely Legislative Framework: As Eliseo Medina of... Continue »
Huffington Post (Blog): Bipartisan Poll Shows Huge Support for Immigration Reform With a Roadmap to Citizenship By Eliseo Medina January 22, 2013 Associated Press: Poll: Many say let illegal immigrants stay in US By Erica Werner and Dennis Junius January 22, 2013 CNN: TRENDING: CNN Poll: Do Americans agree... Continue »