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What We Know & What We Don’t Know About the Future of Immigration Reform

Boehner’s Comments Sow Confusion; Latino Media, Others Strongly Critical Washington, DC – Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) yesterday threw cold water on the prospects of immigration reform, while managing to sow additional seeds of confusion about his intentions for reform: What We Don’t Know – What Is John Boehner Really Saying About Reform? … Continue reading »

Two New Polls: Voters in Rep. Ross' and Rep. Webster's Districts Looking For Leadership On Immigration Reform

With new calls to action and events across the country, the pressure on House Republicans to pass immigration reform is at an all-time high.  As the pro-reform movement continues to escalate its intensity, new polls of likely 2014 voters in the districts of Florida Republican Congressmen Daniel Webster’s (FL-10) and Dennis Ross (FL-15) district show their … Continue reading »

12 Immigrant Advocates Arrested During Civil Disobedience at Rep. McMorris Rodgers' Spokane Office

This has not been a good week for Republican leaders in the House. Earlier today, 12 immigration advocates were arrested in a peaceful act of civil disobedience in front of the Spokane office of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference. Just hours earlier, young advocates interrupted Speaker Boehner’s breakfast at a DC diner calling … Continue reading »

Join the Digital Day of Action To Demand A Vote On Immigration Reform

America’s Voice is joining the Digital Day of Action to Demand a vote on immigration reform. Here’s the email we just sent to our list: Right now we have a huge opportunity in the House — H.R. 15, an immigration bill with a pathway to citizenship for millions. Today it has the bipartisan support needed … Continue reading »

Speaker Boehner Won’t Go to Conference With Senate Immigration Bill But Held Steve King's Vote To Deport DREAMERs

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said today, that while the House GOP is still trying to figure out a way forward on immigration reform, “We have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill.” The day after the 2012 election, Speaker Boehner said we have to get comprehensive immigration reform … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Immigrant Youth Activists Share Their Stories With Speaker Boehner After Intercepting Him At Breakfast

This morning, two young immigration activists, Carmen Lima, 13, from California, and Jennifer Martinez, 16, from Washington state, ran into Speaker John Boehner at a breakfast spot in DC. Here’s the release from Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) – the video is below, as is the transcript: This morning, a group of immigrant children, in … Continue reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, November 13, 2013

Talking Points Memo by Sahil Kapur: GOP Nixes Immigration Reform In 2013 — And Probably 2014 Too National Journal by Marin Cogan: No, the GOP Is Not About to Capture Latino Voters International Business Times by Laura Matthews: Why Immigration Reform May (Or May Not) Die In 2013 Las Vegas Sun by Tovin Lapin: Immigration … Continue reading »

Poll of 20 GOP House District Shows Strong Support for Passing Immigration Reform

Via Elise Foley at Huffington Post, we learned of a new poll of 20 GOP House districts, which found strong support for immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship: A majority of likely voters in 20 Republican-represented swing congressional districts support the broad outlines of comprehensive immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship, according to a … Continue reading »

As House Republicans Look for Any Excuse Not to Do Their Jobs, Immigrants and Allies Continue to Press for Action

While much of the Beltway coverage of immigration reform focuses on the latest timing excuses from House Republicans to justify their continued inaction, the pro-reform movement continues to escalate. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: What will ultimately get immigration reform over the finish line is outside pressure, not insider conventional wisdom. … Continue reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, November 12, 2013

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada) By Sean Whaley, Laura Myers, Ed Vogel, and Ben Botkin: Political Eye: Heck targeted on immigration reform NBC Latino By Suzanne Gamboa: Immigration advocates press on despite House GOP No. 3 nixing legislation for the year International Business Times By Laura Matthews: Immigration Reform News: Advocates Say Bill Isn’t Dead ‘Until We Say So’ … Continue reading »