Yesterday was the 328th day since the Senate passed its bipartisan immigration bill, and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) took to the floor to castigate Republicans for their inaction since then. Menendez highlighted the moral and economic benefits to passing reform, and wondered why Republicans continue to side with Steve King rather... Continue »
The demographic cliff is approaching for Republicans and immigration reform, and Rep. Luis Gutierrez took to the House floor yesterday to remind the GOP that they must take action —  or else.  Without reform, the GOP will head toward another presidential election in 2016 in which they have nothing to show... Continue »
Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate passing of S. 744, its bipartisan immigration reform bill.  Since House Republicans have spent that whole time doing precisely nothing on real immigration reform — while making time for votes that Steve King wants — the GOP can expect to... Continue »
Meanwhile, In the House Pelosi and Hoyer Challenge Republican Leadership on Inaction As advocates from around the country yesterday rallied for immigration reform and an end to record deportations, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor to deliver an impassioned speech directed at the House GOP.  He sharply criticized their failure to... Continue »
Guti: If the House GOP Won’t Act, the President Will    Washington, DC – This morning on the floor of the House of Representatives Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) told House Republicans that time is running out for them to take action on immigration reform.  If action isn’t taken by the... Continue »
Yesterday, House Republicans ONCE AGAIN voted against prosecutorial discretion and programs like deferred action (DACA), when they passed a bill (the ENFORCE Act) that would allow Congress to sue the President in federal court if he tries to use his executive authority on certain laws.  Effectively, the vote pits... Continue »
Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have become the latest Senators to encourage President Obama to address his record rate of deportations. As Sen. Schumer told Politico in a statement today: We remain focused on passing a balanced immigration bill that secures our borders and fixes a broken... Continue »
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) spent time on the House floor today speaking about “Obama Derangement Syndrome,” defined by Dana Milbank of the Washington Post as an affliction in which “the president’s opponents are so determined to thwart him that they will reverse long-held views if they believe it will... Continue »
Today, the House Judiciary Committee held yet another hearing on whether or not President Obama is enforcing immigration law — contrary to what Republicans keep claiming, he is, to the tune of $18 billion every year.  And Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a champion of immigration reform and a critic... Continue »
Yesterday, we wrote about Spanish-language media and the anger they are showing toward House Republicans for not taking action on immigration reform.  Today, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a champion of reform, took to the House floor to deliver a blistering speech excoriating Speaker Boehner and his caucus for their timidity... Continue »