A day after immigration reform advocates with UFW camped out all night in front of GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy’s Bakersfield office, 1100 activists  gathered to march, protest, and deliver produce.  Their message: farm workers harvest for 10 hours a day.  Why hasn’t Rep. McCarthy, and the House GOP, taken even 10 minutes to pass immigration reform?… Continue »

***BREAKING*** WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE: http://www.americasvoiceonline.org/livestream The pro-immigration reform movement has united the broadest, most diverse coalition in its history. Although 3 out of 4 Americans want Congress to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship, Speaker John Boehner and the House Republican Leadership are using stalling tactics and excuses to block reform… Continue »

Award-winning celebrity chef Jose Andres owns nearly a dozen restaurants in cities across America, a business he started building more than 20 years ago when he immigrated from Spain “with little more than $50 and a set of cooking knives.”  Last month, Chef Andres was finally sworn in as an American citizen (joining his wife and three… Continue »

The escalation from immigration advocates continues in DC today. Here’s what’s unfolding – and the livestream, which begins at 11 AM ET is below: WHEN: TUESDAY, NOV. 12 11:00 AM Press Conference: Launch of ‘Fast for Families’ 6:00 PM Prayer Vigil with elected, faith and immigrant rights leaders WHERE: ‘Fast4Families’ Community Tent on National Mall… Continue »

Yesterday, Latino Decisions published a new presentation on immigration reform politics in California and what it means for Republicans there and the GOP nationwide.  We know the story well: in 1994, California Republicans pushed through a horribly anti-immigrant law (Prop 187) that drove Latinos into the arms of Democrats.  The progressive realignment that happened in California as… Continue »

New York Times: Thousands Rally Nationwide in Support of an Immigration Overhaul By Julia Preston Wall Street Journal: Demonstrators Rally for Passage of Immigration Overhaul By Miriam Jordan Associated Press: Weekend rally for immigration reform in more than 150 cities; bid to keep issue in spotlight NBC Latino: National Day for Dignity and Respect puts… Continue »

Earlier this week, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte explained to Univision Radio his plans for creating a permanent underclass by giving undocumented immigrants “a legal status,” but not citizenship. Then he had the audacity to say, “So there is no permanent underclass, there is no distinction other than to say people who enter here unlawfully will not… Continue »

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) apparently didn’t pay attention to the firestorm of criticism that surrounded Rep. Scott Desjarlais (R-TN) last week, following a Tennessee town hall where the latter refused to help an 11-year-old girl whose father is in deportation proceedings. “I have a dad who’s undocumented,” the 11-year-old Josie Molina asked Desjarlais.  “What can… Continue »

Supporters of Immigration Reform with a Path to Citizenship Make their Presence Felt As Congress begins August recess, the pro-reform movement is making waves. Matea Gold of the Washington Post writes: Lawmakers hoping for a respite from Washington’s intense lobbying climate won’t get a break back home during the August recess.  Once a lull in the political… Continue »

It has now been three weeks since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill with a path to citizenship by a 68-32 vote, with the House still appearing disinclined to make meaningful action anytime soon. Today, a number of House Democrats are taking a stand on the House floor to speak on the economic… Continue »