The demographics in two southern states that have been safe bastions for the GOP are changing. And those changes will impact elections and the immigration reform. Virginia is considered a purple state at the presidential level. In 2012, President Obama carried the state and former Governor Tim Kaine was elected to the United States Senate.… Continue »

NPR: Texas Congressman Pulled In Two Directions Over Immigration By David Welna Victoria Advocate (Texas): Congressman Farenthold on health care, immigration (video) By Elana Watts Houston Chronicle (Texas): Ad links Blake Farenthold to embattled Iowa Republican Steve King Longview News-Journal (Texas): As state’s Hispanic minority grows, GOP faces challenge By Glenn Evans Greely Tribune (Colorado): March, rally press Gardner on immigration reform By Trenton… Continue »

August 2, 2013 Quinnipiac American voters are united in their 64 – 31 percent support of the immigration reform act recently passed in the U.S. Senate. Support is strong among every partisan, gender, racial, religious, income and age group. The public supports the immigration bill 2-1 and shows unusual agreement given the divisions in the… Continue »

This poll was conducted by telephone from July 18-22, 2013 among 1,036 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by Social Science Research Solutions of Media, Pa. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire… Continue »

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen several Wisconsin Republicans step up on the issue of citizenship for the undocumented.  Governor Scott Walker supports citizenship. Rep. Paul Ryan is supportive and taking a leading role on immigration in the House. And the American people, including most Republicans, support citizenship. But, not Rep. Sean Duffy, the… Continue »

The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent published an interview today with Jorge Ramos. If we worked for Speaker John Boehner, we’d make sure he sees this one. Ramos is pretty clear about Boehner’s role in immigration reform – and that Hispanic media is watching him – closely. Greg’s post is worth a read in its entirety, but… Continue »

When most of us think about Alabama and immigration, we think about Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Rep. Mo Brooks, State Senator Scott Beason and, of course, the viciously anti-immigrant law, HB 56, which Beason authored. But over the past several weeks, a very powerful pro-immigrant voice from Alabama has made himself heard: Rep. Spencer Bachus. After yesterday’s GOP House… Continue »

Profiled on the front page of today’s Washington Post print edition is Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV), And, he’s getting that kind of attention for one reason: immigration: This is an immigration crossroads, where demographics and ideology collide, and because of this, Heck may be one of the few Republicans with a responsibility to try to… Continue »

The Huffington Post: Republicans Who Back Immigration Reform More Likely To Win Latino Vote: Poll Hullabaloo by David Atkins: Republicans will become more racist, not less DailyKos by Markos Moulitsas: Whites are the only important demo for Republicans … if they want to keep losing Politico By Seung Min Kim: SEIU, advocacy groups pressure House on immigration… Continue »

Nicole Belle at Crooks and Liars is calling out the hypocrisy and flip-flopping of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee and chairs the House Immigration Subcommittee, appeared on FOX this weekend to talk to John Roberts about immigration reform in the House. Nicole captures the exchange: House Immigration Subcommittee chairman Rep.… Continue »