The House members who participated in the Special Orders last night were all Democrats: Rep. Jared Polis (CO-2), Rep. Tony Cardenas (CA-29), Rep. Paul Tonko (NY-20), Rep. Pete Gallego (TX-23), Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-1), Rep. Joe Garcia (FL-26) and Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41). [View the story “House Members Talk Immigration Reform For Veterans: #CIR4VETS” on… Continue »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »