"The meeting was more encouraging than that. It led to a persuasive show of unity among Republicans and Democrats. Both sides made the case for getting a comprehensive reform bill written and passed this year, or early next. Mr. Obama announced that the homeland security secretary, Janet Napolitano, would... Continue »
Yesterday, the White House hosted a meeting of bipartisan lawmakers from both chambers of Congress to begin the conversation of how to move immigration reform forward this year. Kos, founder of the progressive blog Daily Kos, reports in "Immigration reform headed for passage this year:" "Both the White... Continue »
Weekly feature by Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger: "President Obama has often stated that immigration reform cannot be approached in a piecemeal fashion, and that his administration would tackle the issue in 2009. This week, Obama will be meeting with members of Congress to kick off a bi-partisan approach to... Continue »
THE PRESIDENT: "Hello, everybody. We have just finished what I consider to be a very productive meeting on one of the most critical issues that I think this nation faces, and that is an immigration system that is broken and needs fixing. We have members of... Continue »
This afternoon, a select, bipartisan group of Members of Congress met with President Obama at the White House to talk immigration solutions. The President summed things up this way, according to a release from the White House: "After all the demagoguery, we've got a responsible set... Continue »
More disturbing profiles in extremism this week. After a mother of six died in Monday's tragic Metro crash, a group of what appear to be anti-immigrant activists are calling up Ana Fernandez' family and asking for the family's papers. Their justification? Apparently "Fernandez" sounds "illegal." This kind of extremism,... Continue »
Yesterday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reiterated that he's got the votes to move immigration reform forward, and soon. Today MSNBC's Mark Murray reports: Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, said it was smart policy and smart politics to take up immigration reform. He noted that... Continue »
On June 25th, President Obama is convening a bi-partisan meeting to discuss the prospects for moving on comprehensive immigration reform later this year. If he asked me about the politics of immigration reform in this economic climate, this is the memo I would send to him: "Reform advocates point... Continue »
Just in case there was any doubt the first time around... In "Reid claims he has votes for reform," Politico's Alex Isenstadt reports: "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said once again Tuesday that he has the votes to pass comprehensive immigration reform." As Thursday's White House meeting on... Continue »
I just came back from attending a graduation ceremony organized by United We Dream, a coalition of student advocacy groups from all over the U.S advocating for the DREAM Act. What's the DREAM Act you say? Each year about 65,000 U.S.-raised students, who would qualify for a status-adjustment under... Continue »