View the America’s Voice statement here. CASA de Virginia: More than seventy Virginia activists this evening disrupted the “victory” celebration of Congressman Eric Cantor (VA 7).  Frustrated about his lack of action to resolve the immigration crisis, activists told the crowd that Cantor lost because he was inattentive to the district and that people in… Continue »

Washington, DC – Tonight, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) conceded to GOP Primary challenger, David Brat, in the race for the Republican primary in VA-07. Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to this news: “Let’s be clear: Eric Cantor was no friend of immigration reform.  He’s been… Continue »

Check out this fact sheet released today, “Myths and Facts on the Central American Migration Surge” from the Society of Jesus in the United States and the Washington Office on Latin America. View the original fact sheet here. Myths and Facts on Central American Migration Surge

Former acting commissioner of the US Customs & Border Patrol Agency Jason Ahern spoke with Chuck Todd on MSNBC this morning about children at the border, and called the issue an “international humanity crisis.” Ahern emphasized the plight of the children and said that they are coming to the US to flee violence — a large number… Continue »

With the window for legislative action on immigration rapidly closing, new polling released yesterday underscores that House Republican leadership’s opposition to reform resonates only with a small and shrinking slice of the electorate – less than one-fifth of the country.  Separate analysis of the implications of House Republicans’ refusal to deliver on popular immigration reform… Continue »

PBS Newshour: Immigration reform emerges as key issue in primary contest facing Eric Cantor By Rachel Wellford Wall Street Journal: Eric Cantor May Get Immigration Signal in Tuesday’s Vote By Laura Meckler Associated Press: Supreme Court: Children over 21 go to back of visa line Reuters: Supreme Court rules against immigrants over visa eligibility By… Continue »

Lindsey Graham Stands Strong, Eric Cantor Runs Scared Washington, DC – Despite real world evidence at the ballot box that embracing a practical approach to immigration reform is no problem, too many in the Republican Party continue to act as if the loud-but-not-large nativist wing of the party is in command.  For example, two Southern… Continue »

Latin Post: Immigration Activists to Republicans: GOP Must Move on Reform This Year By Nicole Rojas Colorado Statesman (Colorado): Hoyer, Romanoff, back immigration reform By Ernest Luning Politico: No immigration in GOP’s June plans By Seung Min Kim Washington Examiner: House Republicans’ summer agenda is missing one pretty big issue By Susan Ferrechio The Hill:… Continue »

This is a pretty juicy, never-revealed before anecdote from Dara Lind at Vox today.  Apparently ICE, facing insubordination from localities over Secure Communities and police holds on immigrants, lobbied California’s Gov. Jerry Brown to veto the TRUST Act in 2012.  They tried to talk him into a 90-day “pilot program” for California, but talks eventually fell… Continue »