What’s more absurd than not blaming the GOP for killing immigration reform? Putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop, as it were: giving employers free reign to treat their workers as they will. Immigration reform that’s got a chance must be good for US workers, immigrant workers,... Continue »
Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL) is the grandson of Lebanese immigrants and has been a co-sponsor of several immigration reform measures. Originally set to retire after his seventh term representing Illinois' 18th District, Ray LaHood has a firm history of bipartisanship. The Congressman co-sponsored comprehensive immigration reform legislation, and his... Continue »
He has long railed against the Constitution, which holds that all babies born in America are U.S. citizens. Borrowing a line from the Minutemen’s playbook, he calls these children “anchor babies,” not Americans, and seeks to get their citizenship�along with the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution�revoked. But trying... Continue »
Today's Associated Press announcement that Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA) is the President-elect's pick to head the Department of Labor is an exciting development for all workers in our country. Not only has Solis been a long-time labor advocate, she has stood firm for immigration policy that makes our nation... Continue »
As the Washington Post reported yesterday, citizenship delays likely prohibited thousands of immigrants from voting in this historic election. Immigrants already have to struggle with enough obstacles in the citizenship process: high fees, long waits, tougher tests among them. Now it turns out they have to deal with federal... Continue »
The FOX network is giving a giant megaphone to a public official known for his anti-immigrant antics and racial profiling. "Smile! You're Under Arrest" will celebrate the slimy depths Sheriff Joe has been willing to sink to in Maricopa County, Arizona. Well, today we're launching a new video... Continue »
"Immigration Sunday" is just one of many faith-based efforts to bring communities together in the wake of stepped-up immigration enforcement that targets immigrant workers and their families, instead of reforming our nation's immigration laws. As the Bishops of Minnesota continue to plan for "Immigration Sunday," we hope that leaders... Continue »
Immigration Impact reported on a new ruling today that would force DNA samples of any detained immigrant. Immigration and civil liberties groups are decrying the new rule, saying that it poses a direct threat to basic constitutional and privacy rights. Now, considering the likelihood of legal U.S. residents and... Continue »
On Election Day, the American people hired leaders they believe will tackle and solve tough problems. They fired politicians who cover up inaction and ineffectiveness with slick sound bites and punchy slogans. The public wants action �- and results � on a range of tough issues. Of course, economic... Continue »
No not really, but the Washington Post is reporting that Department of Homeland Security Head Michael Chertoff has had undocumented workers cleaning his home for over four years. Coupled with last week's announcement that a high-ranking New England Border Patrol official had undocumented workers cleaning her home, hypocrisy at... Continue »