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 »

The following is a press release from the Fair Immigration Reform Movement: The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) announced on a call today its newest phase of escalation: the STOP SEPARATING FAMILIES campaign. The movement is issuing a deadline on House Republicans to act on immigration reform by June 28. At the same time, they are demanding… Continue »

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) officially captured the GOP nomination for the Senate this weekend, which means he will be running against Democratic incumbent Mark Udall this fall.  While state Republicans gathered at the Coors Event Center, however, pro-immigration reform activists protested outside, calling out Gardner’s anti-immigrant policies and holding up signs like “separating families is not… Continue »

On Friday, Paul Ryan came to Cedar, Iowa to headline the state Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Dinner — an event that prominently billed Steve King as an invitee even though he supposedly declined his invitation weeks ago.  Ryan, who is known for speaking very sympathetically about immigration reform, was fortunate to have dodged the specter of appearing… Continue »

Six weeks ago, the Fast 4 Families launched their two-bus, nationwide tour winding around 75 key Congressional districts across the US and calling for immigration reform.  Along the way, the bus tour visited a Paul Ryan town hall, visited with community members who fasted in solidarity, and drew attention to families facing the threat of separation… Continue »

Eleven activists in Chicago were arrested yesterday after an act of civil disobedience outside Broadview Detention Center, where they sat in the street with linked arms and blocked traffic in order to protest deportations. The arrests were part of a two-day march beginning on Monday night from ICE’s downtown Chicago field office to Broadview, stopping… Continue »

The DRM Action Coalition is escalating the pressure on President Obama to address his record rate of deportations by beginning a hunger strike in front of the White House today, with no word of when their action might end. The group announced last week that they would be staking out a space in nearby Lafayette… Continue »

Fast 4 Families and We Belong Together have joined forces to bring 100 women — some of whom are facing deportation — to Washington, DC for a 48-hour fast calling on President Obama and Congress to pass immigration reform and stop the deportations. Yesterday, the women marched to the Capitol carrying signs that read “Missing: Courage”… Continue »