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Immigration 2013

McCarthy's Bakersfield Office Locks Out Advocates for 8th Day in a Row

Yesterday, on Human Rights Day, 70 activists with the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor joined members of the Bakersfield Hispanic Chamber of Commerce outside GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)’s Bakersfield office, to once again demand that their Representative help move immigration reform forward.  As expected, McCarthy’s office was locked, and the constituents were prevented … Continue reading »

NPR: Immigrant Workers and Their Crucial Role in US Food Production

This week, the NPR show “All Things Considered” is highlighting stories from Harvest Public Media, a public radio reporting project that focuses on agriculture and food production issues.  Each story highlights the struggles of some of the many immigrant workers that play a crucial role in food production across the U.S. In yesterday’s segment, they … Continue reading »

Reps. Gutierrez and Diaz-Balart, Pollster and Immigration Advocates Discuss Immigration Politics and District Polling

Data from Recent Polls in Key “Immigration Power Districts” Aggregated and Explained Washington, DC—Today, America’s Voice hosted a briefing to analyze the state of public opinion on immigration reform in key battleground congressional districts. Moderated by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, today’s panel featured David Flaherty of Magellan Strategies who discussed a wave of … Continue reading »

Eight Arrested Yesterday, Braving Ice and Snow to Protest Immigrant Deportations

Eight advocates braved an icy New Jersey morning yesterday to protest immigrant deportations in front of the Elizabeth Detention Center in New Jersey.  The eight laid down in the snow, chained together, for an hour before they were cut out and arrested for their act of civil disobedience, as about 60 others changed “education, not … Continue reading »

Alo and Fredy Do Their Jobs; Congress, Do Yours

Last month, we kicked off the “Do Your Jobs” campaign to remind Congress of all the immigrants who will be working hard to produce our food and drink this holiday season.  Throughout the rest of the year, we will be profiling immigrant workers and business owners like Alo and Fredy (below), who work every day … Continue reading »

Reps. Garcia, Polis to Steve King: Join Us for Special Orders Session

We know that Steve King has lots to say when it comes to immigrants and immigration reform.  Today, Democratic Reps. Joe Garcia (FL) and Jared Polis (CO) are inviting King and his cohorts to join them in a special orders session on immigration, where King can discuss his views as a “prominent and important leader on … Continue reading »

Will Steve King Double Down on Latest Immigration Comments Today on the House Floor?

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the Republican Party’s loudest voice on immigration, has made yet more incendiary comments about immigrants.  Yesterday, according to Politico, Rep. King compared immigrants to bank robbers, and said that the prospect of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants would be were worse than amnesty for bank robbers: And it isn’t just … Continue reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, December 11, 2013

Politico: King likens amnesty, bank robbery By Tal Kopan NBC Latino: Latino groups rebuke charge that immigration protesters are harassing Republicans By Suzanne Gamboa Fusion: Steve Case: Immigration Reform Harder in 2014 By Jordan Fabian KPCC: Immigration activists make last push of the year for vote on reform By Kitty Felde Huffington Post: House Democrats … Continue reading »

Jews United for Justice to Eric Cantor: Show Us Your Values, Pass Immigration Reform

Check out this new video from the Jews United for Justice–one of the many groups working to push immigration reform forward this year. The video is from Jesse, who grew up attending the BBYO Jewish youth group with Eric Cantor’s kids.  Rep. Cantor (R-VA) wrote his college recommendation letter, and once hosted Jesse when he … Continue reading »

Steve King, Who Controls House GOP Immigration Agenda, Compares Immigrants to Bank Robbers

It seems appropriate to end the year with Rep. Steve King (R-IA), since Speaker Boehner has been allowing him to dictate the House GOP’s efforts on immigration all year.  Steve King is the guy who, in July, likened DREAMers to drug mules who have “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of … Continue reading »