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 »
"The immigration law creates a difficult situation for both legal and illegal residents," said Jay Butler, director of realty studies at Arizona State University. "Some illegal residents may have planned on leaving the Valley anyway because they can't find jobs. But I have talked to young Hispanics who are... Continue »
Today Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (who's getting heat in the blogosphere today for wrongly claiming her father was killed fighting Nazi Germany) has secured herself a White House meeting with the President, scheduled for this afternoon. A range of local and national organizations that support federal reform plan to... Continue »
Good news. All three wasteful border amendments voted on in the Senate today were defeated. Continue »
Looks like President Obama will be giving Senators John McCain (R-AZ), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) most of what they're asking for: $500 million in new border security funds and 1,200 National Guards deployed to the Southern border. All this, in exchange for… refusing to support comprehensive... Continue »
Violent crime has been steadily decreasing in Arizona, but you wouldn't know it by listening to AZ's Governor, Jan Brewer—or GOP superstar, Sarah Palin, speechify about the need for the state's new papers-please immigration law. Indeed, top Arizona officials, including Governor Jan Brewer, convened an emergency "huddle" late last... Continue »
During a television interview Tuesday, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell said he was "concerned" about people being forced to carry documentation at all times under the law. As quoted in the Washington Post, McDonnell said: "I'm concerned about the whole idea of carrying papers and always having to be able... Continue »