The push by Republican policymakers at the federal and state level to change the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution shows the depth to which the Republican Party has plunged in its zeal to "crackdown on immigrants." Continue »
The Immigration Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing under Republican leadership yesterday, titled "ICE Worksite Enforcement – Up to the Job?" It is the first unveiling of Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Elton Gallegly (R-CA), and Immigration Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Steve... Continue »
As the 112th Congress kicks into full swing, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today unveiled his list of the Senate's top ten legislative priorities. The list features comprehensive immigration reform, including the DREAM Act and AgJOBS. Following President Obama's challenge to Congress last night, all... Continue »
In his State of the Union address last evening, President Obama made a strong plea for bipartisan action on common sense immigration reform. First he made a compelling case for the DREAM Act, saying that it "makes no sense" to deport the "children of undocumented workers, who... Continue »
New Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Elton Gallegly (R-CA), and Vice Chairman Steve King (R-IA) will hold their inaugural immigration hearing on Wednesday, January 26, 2010. They have called two people from the same anti-immigrant group as their witnesses, demonstrating their deep commitment... Continue »
This week, leaders of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) are launching the GOP's approach to immigration for the 112th Congress with a series of Immigration Subcommittee hearings that use our nation's jobs and economic crisis to peddle... Continue »
Last week's Republican-backed Hispanic Leadership Network conference in South Florida overflowed with chatter about how the GOP needs to improve its positioning with Latino voters. Amidst all the discussion, however, few voices at the conference admitted the simple truth that appealing to Latino voters will not simply... Continue »
Starting today in South Florida, the Republican-backed Hispanic Leadership Network is hosting a conference to "provide a unique opportunity for center-right leaders to speak with—and more importantly listen to—the Hispanic community," according to conference co-chair Jeb Bush. However, as a new America's Voice memo makes clear,... Continue »
The news that Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA) is the Republicans' choice to lead the Immigration Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee – passing over outlandish and outspoken anti-immigrant zealot Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and instead installing him as Vice-Chairman in the process – is surprising to many.... Continue »
The new chair of the House Immigration Subcommittee, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), is wasting no time in putting his stamp on the priorities of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. King and House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) form a dynamic "deportation duo" whose preferred approach to... Continue »