Today, community leaders, small business owners, and workers all around the country are declaring a National Day of Action Against E-Verify. They're speaking out against this terrible bill that would stand between workers and their jobs in this economy. Continue »
Yesterday, Rep. Mike Honda (CA-15), Chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)'s immigration caucus, wrote a "Dear Colleague" letter to his fellow house members about the dangers of e-verify. He highlights that this mandate would cost Americans their jobs (770,000 of them) and crush small businesses. Continue »
The current political conversation in Washington and the nation is all about jobs. Last week, President Obama unveiled his jobs plan, which experts have concluded would create 1.9 million jobs. Continue »
Tonight, the President announces to the nation his much-awaited jobs plan. Many Republicans are already protesting; they think they have it all figured out. They're moving ahead with their very own jobs plan, crafted by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), in the form of a... Continue »
Although the Obama administration favors the expanded use of the electronic E-Verify system to confirm the legal status of prospective employees, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today that any expansion of E-Verify must be part of a larger immigration reform plan. Continue »
Rep. Lamar Smith, leader of the Congressional Mass Deportation Caucus and self-appointed leading pundit, recently sent a "Dear Colleague" letter pushing cherry-picked polling information to further his agenda. Continue »
"Don't confuse me with the facts" should be carved on the walls of office buildings where congressmen and senators work. Politicians are fond of symbols, because they communicate with voters instantly. Gray areas and nuances that more correctly describe America don't pack the same wallop. Continue »
Farmers across the country are rallying to fight a Republican-sponsored bill that would force them and all other employers to verify the legal immigration status of their workers, a move some say could imperil not only future harvests but also the agricultural community's traditional support for conservative candidates.... Continue »
Americans are urging Congress and the Obama administration to confront the challenge of cutting unnecessary spending while creating jobs. Some in Congress aren't getting the message. Continue »
How bitterly partisan is Washington? Take a look at the Hinder the Administration's Legalization Temptation Act, the HALT Act. The legislation, introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, would strip the Obama administration of prosecutorial discretion in the deportation of illegal immigrants. Continue »