The Senate, via last year’s bipartisan supermajority vote in favor of comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, has already spoken about its policy preferences for immigrants  and DREAMers.  But apparently that’s not enough for Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who today is trying to pull a Steve King by... Continuar »
The following is a press release from Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer‘s office: Over a year after the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill with a strong bipartisan vote of 68-32, House Republicans have yet to take action to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. Despite their empty rhetoric about immigration... Continuar »
Whoops. As Aaron Blake at the Washington Post just reported, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has come out with an ad attacking Democrat Michelle Nunn (a Senate candidate in Georgia) for supporting last year’s Senate immigration bill, which the NRSC is calling “amnesty.” A few things here: National Republicans are... Continuar »
As they were scuttling action on immigration by the President “by the end of summer,” Senators like Mark Pryor (D-AR), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Angus King (I-ME) and others said reform should be worked out in Congress.  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) picked up the mantle, asserting that... Continuar »
Washington, DC – As news reports today confirm, President Obama will officially delay his announcement on executive action until after the 2014 elections.  Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: “We are bitterly disappointed in the President and we are bitterly disappointed in the... Continuar »
From voting or voicing support for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to signaling willingness to trigger a government shutdown and even impeachment proceedings over potential executive action on immigration, national Republicans continue to lurch hard right on immigration—staking out policy positions more extreme even than... Continuar »
In the latest episode of the Huffington Post’s Drinking & Talking, our own Frank Sharry joined Eric Cantor’s former deputy chief of staff Doug Heye, Think Progress’ Esther Lee, and Huffington Post’s Elise Foley to discuss immigration legislation in this Congressional session and why Republicans have still not passed reform.  Some highlights:... Continuar »
Not content to do absolutely nothing with Congress, Republicans are once again threatening to shut the government down. Both Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) this week floated the idea of another government shutdown — the second one this session — either as a way to force Congress to pass... Continuar »
Rubio Belittles Dreamers, Flirts With Government Shutdown over Executive Action and Completes Flip-Flop on Immigration Reform Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) once graced the cover of TIME Magazine as the “Republican Savior.”  He was determined to find a path to immigration reform that pleased both conservatives and Latinos.  Now he’s... Continuar »
Check out this new post today from Jonathan Chait at New York Magazine, which lifts up all the ways in which DREAMers this summer have made serious trouble for Republicans who stand against DACA.  Yesterday, DREAMer tactics went viral once again after they confronted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at a... Continuar »