Immigration reform advocates are taking over 28 key Republican House district offices today, to highlight the one-year anniversary of House Republicans giving Steve King a vote to deport DREAMers — while taking no action on immigration reform.  Online, the physical takeovers are being echoed by online ads with five different local newspapers, calling on House Republicans to pass… Continue »

Outside a fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today, local leaders staged a rally to protest the fact that these three House Republicans are key obstacles standing in the way of immigration reform that would keep Colorado immigrant families together. See a… Continue »

Latino and Immigrant Leaders Protest Mike Coffman, John Boehner and Eric Cantor at Denver Fundraiser for Holding Immigration Reform Vote Hostage Outside a fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today, local leaders staged a rally to protest the fact that these three… Continue »

The AFL-CIO has begun projecting a giant video asking President Obama to stop deportations  on the exterior of its building, just blocks away from the White House.  Casa de Maryland, Make the Road New York, and others conducted an act of civil disobedience today outside the White House, where some dozen advocates were arrested calling on Obama… Continue »

Today, dozens of advocates — including a number of youth — conducted an act of civil disobedience on Capitol Hill, sitting down until they were arrested while demanding that Congress take action on immigration reform. The weather was torrential, but that didn’t stop them. Watch video of the civil disobedience here, and view some of… Continue »

Check out the photos from this action with We Belong Together, NDLON, and National People’s Action yesterday: (Hint: there’s more to come later this week!)

Immigration reform advocates outside Kevin McCarthy‘s office weren’t the only ones demonstrating demonstrating for reform yesterday.  In Oregon, farmworkers, students, faith leaders, and labor leaders with Pineros y Campensinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Oregon Action, Causa Oregon, and Rural Organizing Project held an act of civil disobedience inside Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)’s Medford office to call for… Continue »

Today, DREAMers and advocates with the Florida Immigrant Coalition have taken over the state Capitol in Tallahassee to launch “Dream University,” an effort to push the state senate — and its president, Don Gaetz — to allow a vote on in-state tuition. In-state tuition is now law in fifteen states, and has bipartisan support in Florida.  Last… Continue »

A day after immigration reform advocates with UFW camped out all night in front of GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy’s Bakersfield office, 1100 activists  gathered to march, protest, and deliver produce.  Their message: farm workers harvest for 10 hours a day.  Why hasn’t Rep. McCarthy, and the House GOP, taken even 10 minutes to pass immigration reform?… Continue »

Yesterday, farm workers and immigration reform advocates with the United Farm Workers in Bakersfield, California erected a makeshift camp, where dozens stayed all night, promising not to leave until GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy takes action on immigration reform. The action follows months in which the advocates have been trying to meet with Rep. McCarthy, but have been unable to… Continue »