Below is the eleventh article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution. This week, a red pickup truck pulled up to the West Chester, OH, office of House Speaker John Boehner and… Continue »

Below is the tenth article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution. Evoking memories of the African American civil rights marchers of the 1960s, 11 marchers, advocating for immigration reform with a… Continue »

Below is the ninth article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution. Halfway through the August congressional recess, House Republican leaders are being out-shined by newer members of their conference. Rank-and-file members… Continue »

One more time: Immigration Reformers Are Winning August The Atlantic’s Molly Ball spent some time reporting on the August activities of our side and the anti-immigrant side. And, the results are pretty clear: we are winning. The full article is worth a read. Here are some excerpts: Activists on both sides of the immigration debate… Continue »

We’ve covered the outpouring of activism from pro-immigration reform advocates around the country this summer. And, we’ve noticed the dearth of any presence from the anti-immigrant side. We’re not the only ones who have noticed. Politico’s Anna Palmer reports on their absence: Anti-immigration groups aren’t drawing large, loud crowds to their rallies — only about… Continue »

Below is the eighth article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution.  View other posts in the series here. A congregation-based group, including 11 tired and sunburned immigration reform activists who are… Continue »

Below is the seventh article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution.  View other posts in the series here. Through the canyons of California and to the southern end of the San… Continue »

There’s been an enormous amount of activism in California this month — with much more to come. Yesterday, in Orange Country, the birthplace of California’s notorious Prop 187,  immigration advocates shouted “Yes We Can!” in Korean and Spanish at a rally in front of the office of Congressman Ed Royce. Among the participants were Dayne Lee, Korean… Continue »

Below is the fifth article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution.  View other posts in the series here. As Texas DREAMer Miguel Porfirio prepared to meet this hometown congressman, Republican Blake… Continue »

It has been a busy week for supporters of immigration reform.  Yesterday, activists delivered cantaloupes to 224 House members who voted with Steve King on his amendment to defund DACA and deport DREAMers.  Afterward, 41 key immigration leaders conducted an act of civil disobedience and were arrested to call attention to House inaction on immigration… Continue »