The Senate's vote against a motion to proceed to debate on the Department of Defense Authorization bill – to which the DREAM Act and a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" were attached – is a discouraging reminder that the Republican Party remains dangerously hostile to immigrants and, at... Continue »
Is the DREAM Act germane to the Department of Defense Authorization bill before the Senate this week? Without a doubt. The FY2010-12 Strategic Plan for the Department of Defense's Office of the Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness recommends passage of the DREAM Act, in order to help the military... Continue »
Political hypocrisy is in full bloom in Washington as Republicans try to hide behind a facade of excuses, misinformation, and just-plain-hypocritical statements in opposition to the bi-partisan DREAM Act. Continue »
Last evening, President Obama capped a momentous day for immigration reform by pledging to fight for the DREAM Act and reiterating his commitment to pursue comprehensive immigration reform. At the same time, rather than rally around what has been a bi-partisan bill, the DREAM Act, many Republicans... Continue »
At a community event organized by The Reform Immigration for America and the Center for Community Change this morning, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) announced the way forward for the immigration reform movement. Continue »
Reacting to the news yesterday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will file the DREAM Act as an amendment to the Department of Defense authorization bill, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called amendment "extraneous" and said it has "nothing to do with the bill." Continue »
The news that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will bring action on the bi-partisan DREAM Act is a welcome and significant step forward for the immigration reform debate. According to the Associated Press, Senator Reid pledged to attach the DREAM Act as an amendment to an... Continue »
As summer wanes, Congress returns to Washington, and the 2010 campaign cycle moves into overdrive, America's Voice has prepared a recap of the major storylines on the politics of immigration this summer. It's clear that the Arizona immigration law is already impacting the 2010 elections—but not, perhaps, the... Continue »
Pop quiz: what does the recently overturned anti-immigration statute in Hazleton, PA have in common with Arizona's notorious "papers please" immigration law, SB 1070? Well, yes, both are fundamentally un-American breaches of common sense that put federal immigration responsibilities into state and local hands, instead of demanding... Continue »
After getting her head handed to her in a debate this week, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) has become prime fodder for late night comedians and political satirists. Continue »