In an interview with the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) states that immigration reform legislation that can attract bipartisan support and pass the House is nearly completed – calling into question whether and when House Republican leaders will schedule a vote.  As Sargent characterizes... Continuar »
Notorious anti-immigrant extremist Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is again making incendiary immigration comments, while crowing about his role in setting the congressional direction on immigration policy.  Like nearly everything associated with Steve King, his latest remarks would be viewed as extreme and almost laughably out-of-touch except for one thing:... Continuar »
Speaking at a forum in Reno yesterday, Nevada Republican Senator Dean Heller stated, “I believe as I stand in front of you today, if you put comprehensive immigration reform on the floor of the House of Representative, it would pass today.”  Senator Heller also predicted that “when and if this bill gets... Continuar »
And Why Relentless Demographics & Political Implications Will Win Out Below, America’s Voice offers our assessment of some of the recent developments in the immigration reform debate. Three reasons why the Republicans’ latest excuses for blocking immigration reform are transparently weak: 1.      The Votes Exist in the House to... Continuar »
George Will and Rob Jesmer Sound the Alarm Conservative intellectual George Will, the widely-read syndicated columnist, and Republican political operative Rob Jesmer, former executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), are in agreement that the Republican Party needs to move forward on immigration reform this year. Said... Continuar »
Commentators from Jorge Ramos to Rachel Maddow to Jonathan Chait are pushing for Republicans to pass immigration reform this year, warning that the presidential politics of 2015 and thereafter will make it nearly impossible for the GOP to take up legislation.  If Republicans really want to get the issue behind them —... Continuar »
Much like the debt ceiling vote of two days ago, if House Republican leadership were to bring up immigration reform for a vote it would pass with mostly Democratic and some Republican votes.  But are the political consequences of inaction clear enough to the Republican Party to compel Speaker... Continuar »
New Hampshire GOP Senator Kelly Ayotte is still trying to punish little DREAMers — following the path of Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. Last month, Ayotte tried to attach an amendment to an extension of unemployment benefits, proposing to offset the unemployment insurance extension by eliminating the child tax credit for certain... Continuar »
Saturday was an historic day in Anthony, New Mexico. More than 1,000 people gathered at a church to hear from two Congressmen – a Democrat and a Republican – about how to make the border a safer place for migrants who travel through and people who live there.  It was... Continuar »
While He Tells Hometown Media He is Trying to “Move” Immigration Bill, Wall Street Journal Reports He’s Working Behind the Scenes Against It Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was the key voice among House leadership urging inaction on immigration reform in 2014. ... Continuar »