Following the President's brief mention of immigration reform in the State of the Union Address, bloggers and pundits have begun the postmortems. But advocates in D.C. say that while the election of Scott Brown last month, coupled with the continuing poor economy, have made the job of reforming immigration... Continue »
Yesterday Lindsey Graham, Republican Senator from South Carolina, stood up for a comprehensive fix to our badly damaged immigration system. Graham has been crafting bipartisan legislation with Senator Schumer for some time now, and details of the bill are expected soon. Continue »
Obama didn't say the three words, but words, like promises, are cheap. We're left waiting for concrete action from the White House and Congress on the immigration front—actions that would speak louder than a thousand words. Continue »
For the second day, today's top story is Hispanic discontent with President Obama's cursory mention of immigration during his State of the Union address; many outlets also quote Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to the president, assuring Hispanics that Obama remains committed to immigration reform..."We're not willing to give... Continue »
Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterated their commitment to passing comprehensive immigration reform. After the President's low-fidelity mention of immigration reform in the State of the Union address last night, the Senators' clearly articulated commitment and bipartisan framework to... Continue »
A large number of Spanish-language news outlets today ran State of the Union headlines expressing disappointment among Hispanics and immigrants over what they described as the lack of detailed discussion, or any sort of vigorous defense, of comprehensive immigration reform in President Barack Obama's address last night. BBC Mundo... Continue »
January has seen Catholic nuns, Methodist bishops and Islamic Shura Council directors -- to name a few -- speak out for immigration reform. That's alongside a pair of clergy summits attended by over a hundred faith leaders apiece, and the beginnings of an avalanche of postcards from people of... Continue »
This morning, Rep. Luis Gutierrez posted this response to the President's State of the Union address last night: "Last night, President Obama spoke for seventy minutes on the State of our Union. About two of those minutes focused on one of the greatest challenges facing it. The President talked... Continue »
America's Voice is starting a new series to bring Spanish-language coverage of immigration and politics to a wider audience. Look for daily roundups (in English), of some of the best Spanish-language news. "The EFE and AFP news agencies report that President Obama's State of the Union address will focus... Continue »
Earlier this month, President Obama and a bipartisan group of members of Congress did the right thing by granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to the approximately 30,000 Haitian immigrants already in the United States. Granting TPS was a welcome and timely move that reinforced American values at a time... Continue »