Pedro Ramirez is the Poster Child for Need for Bold, Consistent Executive Action TODAY With recent reports suggesting that the President will delay his executive action announcement on immigration until after the elections, one family in Ohio is paying the price for the White House’s inaction. After receiving a stay of deportation one year ago,… Continue »

Here’s Francis Wilkinson at Bloomberg weighing in on why President Obama should act now on immigration and deportations, rather than waiting until after the midterms or later.  Basically, the electoral map already looks bad for Democrats this fall.  Democrats should want Obama to shake things up and possibly improve the playing field.  Even if an executive action… Continue »

Why the President and Democrats Should Lean In Now, and Not Wait Until Later Despite the continued reports suggesting that the President may delay big executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the case for executive action from the White House gets stronger every day. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s… Continue »

Follow Advice of Senator Udall and Take Action Now Where House Republicans Have Failed In June, President Obama took to the White House rose garden to express his frustration with House Republicans and their obstruction on immigration reform. He spoke boldly, saying, “Today, I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration… Continue »

An executive action from President Obama makes all kinds of legal, moral, and political sense — and it would have economic benefits as well.  According to a new report from the Center for American Progress, an estimated $21.2 billion in additional payroll taxes would be collected over five years if Obama took executive action to protect… Continue »

To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. Today, longtime immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) joined DREAMer, Latino leaders and immigration advocates to react to rumors of a potential delay in the Administration’s announcement on executive action; explain why action from the White House is so urgently needed; and discuss why inaction… Continue »

The following is a press release from the National Immigration Law Center and the Immigration Law Council: U.S. law professors sent a letter today to the White House stating that President Obama has wide legal authority to make needed changes to immigration enforcement policy. The president is considering how to use his authority to mitigate… Continue »

In response to reports that President Obama might delay his executive order on immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Marielena Hincapie of the National Immigration Law Center appeared on MSNBC’s The Ed Show last night to push the President to take immediate action.  Watch the clip below: Ed Schultz: What is your response to Democrats who want the President to… Continue »

In response to recent news that President Obama may delay his upcoming executive action on immigration reform, here’s Brian Beutler at the New Republic on why waiting just doesn’t make sense.  Republicans have been pretty panicked about the possibility that Obama might act.  Why would they be afraid, unless it was a good move for… Continue »

Remember Obama’s June 30th Rose Garden speech? While I will continue to push House Republicans to drop the excuses and act –- and I hope their constituents will too -– America cannot wait forever for them to act.  And that’s why, today, I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as… Continue »