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Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) Wants Second-Class Status for Undocumented Immigrants

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 reading »

Jorge Ramos: "Hispanic Media Perceives that Approving or Rejecting Immigration Reform is in The Hands of John Boehner"

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 reading »

POLL: July 11,2013-GALLUP

On June 13-July 5, 2013,  Gallup conducted a poll. Results are based on telephone interviews  with 4,373 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, including oversamples of black and Hispanic adults. For results based on this sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that … Continue reading »

Wash. Post profiles Rep. Heck (R-NV) as "Man At Immigration Crossroads"

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 reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, July 3, 2013

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 reading »

Rep. Gowdy Backtracks on Immigration, Claims He Won't "Force" Citizenship on Undocumented

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 reading »

Sarah Palin Was For Immigration Reform and Citizenship Before She Was Against It

Ah, Sarah Palin. This weekend, she was in an uproar over the immigration bill that just passed the Senate.  She is just outraged about the path to citizenship. But here’s the thing: in 2008, she strongly supported a pathway to citizenship. It’s all captured in an article from Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski. First, the recent rant: … Continue reading »

GOP Hypocrisy: RNC Wants Latino Outreach While NRSC Will Run Anti-immigrant Ads

On the one hand, the Republican National Committee (RNC) recognizes the need to pass immigration reform in order to engage with Latinos, Asians and other immigrant communities.  They even released an outreach report earlier this year in which the sole policy recommendation was supporting immigration reform. On the other hand, the National Republican Senatorial Committee … Continue reading »

Hoeven-Corker Amendment Vote Exposes "No Reform EVER" Republicans

Yesterday, the Senate voted on the Corker/Hoeven “border surge” amendment.  As our Executive Director Frank Sharry noted:  The Corker-Hoeven border security amendment is terrible public policy and a bitter pill to swallow.  It would waste billions of dollars on useless border fencing and an excessive number of border patrol agents, without taking into consideration the views … Continue reading »

Online Ads Urges Senators Heller, Hoeven, Donnelly and Pryor to Back the Path to Citizenship

Wednesday night, you may have seen this tweet from Jon Ralston. We sure did: The @LasVegasSun site has been temporarily turned into a huge ad to pressure @SenDeanHeller on immigration. Wow: Wow indeed. — Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) June 19, 2013 Wow indeed. This is what the front page of the Las Vegas Sun looked … Continue reading »

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