Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC – En una entrevista en el Today Show de la cadena NBC, el ex gobernador de Florida, Jeb Bush, dijo que es prematuro declarar si aspirará o no a la nominación presidencial republicana en 2016, pero parece que no es prematuro comenzar a meter la… Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC  – La pasada semana el senador republicano de Arizona, John McCain, enfrentó a la dura derecha en una asamblea pública donde los antiinmigrantes fueron el plato fuerte reclamándole su renovado apoyo a una reforma migratoria amplia y donde uno incluso dijo que la única forma… Continue »

Further evidence of the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system was on display this week, when ICE–in anticipation of the upcoming sequester–released several hundred immigrants from their detention facilities.  It’s unclear where this policy came from, but immigrants–who have been the focus of decades of political battles–are now being used as a weapon in the debate over… Continue »

This weekend, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and one of the key players in the effort to pass immigration reform, appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. He expressed hope that a reform bill can be passed, noting “The time is now.”  Chairman Leahy is a longtime immigration reform champion… Continue »

This afternoon the Washington Post published an article “Immigrants, advocates grow impatient with Obama on pace of changes to laws“, which explores the frustration immigration advocates have for the Administration’s record-breaking deportations.  From the article: The anger at President Obama’s deportation polices among some of his otherwise most ardent allies could pose a surprising complication… Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON – Esta semana arranca la ofensiva nacional para impulsar la reforma migratoria amplia en el Congreso con el componente central de la vía a la ciudadanía para 11 millones de indocumentados. El nombre lo resume todo, Alianza para la Ciudadanía (A4C, por sus siglas en inglés).… Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC –  Admitamos que a simple vista ha habido un “avance” y los republicanos, al menos en teoría, han ido evolucionando y han pasado de extremistas a la Tom Tancredo y Steve King,  a Marco Rubio promoviendo una vía a la ciudadanía para los indocumentados aunque… Continue »

Today was another milestone in the fight for immigration reform with a clear path to citizenship. The U.S. Senate held its first hearing. And, the pro-reform side showed its political muscle with a massive petition drive whose names were inserted into the record at the hearing. Nearly 300,000 Americans made their voices heard, calling on… Continue »

As the House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing on immigration reform, the two top Republicans in the House are talking about the issue. In a widely publicized event, House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor is giving a policy speech today at the American Enterprise Institute, following an interview today with CBS’ “This Morning” where the Congressman previewed his… Continue »

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