It's clear that Lindsey Graham and John McCain—Republican senators from South Carolina and Arizona, respectively—have stalled their support for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, refusing to budge despite repeated requests for support, and started parroting the Republican refrain "secure the border first." Continue »
What does it say about our current congressional leadership when senators from South Carolina, Kentucky, and Arizona appear to be giving serious consideration to repealing the Constitutional amendment that gave citizenship to slaves? To me, it's just another way to say, "business as usual in Washington". Continue »
The Republican Party was for the 14th Amendment before its members started turning against it. But the GOP's website hasn't yet gotten the message. Continue »
Republicans may be calling for hearings into revising the 14th amendment, which guarantees citizenship to children of illegal immigrants, but it looks like they're not going to get 'em. Russ Feingold, who chairs the Constitution Subcommittee, which would conduct the hearings, has "no plans" to allow them to go forward,... Continue »
Leading Republicans are joining a push to reconsider the constitutional amendment that grants automatic citizenship to people born in the United States. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Tuesday he supports holding hearings on the 14th Amendment right, although he emphasized that Washington's immigration focus should remain on... Continue »
CBS reports Palin's latest headline-grabber in, "Palin: Obama Doesn't Have the 'Cojones' for Immigration Reform". That pretty much sums up the level of the discourse here. See, it comes down to whose "balls" are bigger – Palin's, Brewer's, or Obama's. There's certainly more than enough testosterone in this debate... Continue »
As anti-immigrant ringleaders whip themselves into a frenzy over illegal immigration, and continue a strategy that is both bad for the Republican Party and bad for the country, some Republicans are suggesting another way. Continue »
Conservative religious leaders from across the country and across the religious spectrum have united in a cohesive effort to push for a just and compassionate solution to our broken immigration system. A handful of these leaders went to Congress today to make their case for comprehensive immigration reform at... Continue »
GOP primary politics could potentially doom their chances to retain control of the Governor's mansions in Texas and California. Governor Jan Brewer's signature on SB 1070 and the constant anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from GOP Congressmen is downright offensive to Latinos for whom the Republican brand name is increasingly... Continue »
Rep. King also made the absurd statement Monday that law enforcement could spot those here illegally by either noting indicators such as, "What kind of clothes people wear…what kind of shoes people wear, what kind of accent they have, the type of grooming that they might have…" or: "…just... Continue »