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Goodlatte’s Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Family Bill Exposes How Out of Touch House Republicans Are with America

“Family separation and mass deportation have become the end goals for these people who control Congress” says Immigrants, Families, and Faith Leaders Watch Facebook video here Speaker Paul Ryan has promised his caucus that they will vote on at least two anti-immigrant bills next week, as House Republicans came to a stand-off on a Dream Act last … Continue reading »

Goodlatte’s Dead-On-Arrival Immigration Bill

A recording of today’s call is available here Ahead of a press conference by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) regarding his draconian immigration bill, immigration advocates and faith, business and civil rights leaders outlined the egregious effects of this bill on Dreamers, the economy, and millions of American families, and why no moderate Republican … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “The Hardliners are High-Fiving; The Statue of Liberty Weeps.”

As the White House rolls out its proposal on immigration, the following is the reaction of Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: President Trump and Stephen Miller are exploiting a crisis that they created, so they can take a wrecking ball to the Statue of Liberty. They think that by offering up a spoonful of sugar … Continue reading »

Three Major Obstacles to Enacting a Bipartisan Dreamer Deal: John Cornyn, Bob Goodlatte, and Stephen Miller

Despite uncertainty about the ongoing policy negotiations over Dreamers’ legislation, we know a few things for sure: Dreamers urgently need a permanent solution that puts them on a path to citizenship; Only Congress can enact that permanent solution; Given the way Trump’s termination of DACA has upended the lives of Dreamers, and given the way … Continue reading »

Paul Ryan Impanels House GOP “Committee to Nowhere” for Dreamers

Washington, DC – News reports indicate that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will impanel a working group of House Republicans to work on Dreamer-related immigration legislation. No one should be confused about the intention of the committee – this is a transparent attempt to slow-walk and scuttle Dreamer legislation, not to improve it. According to Frank … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Editorial in Goodlatte’s District: “We need more immigration, not less”

Last week, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) lauded Republican Senators’ Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue’s (R-GA) introduction of the RAISE Act, which would slash legal immigration by more than 50% by eliminating multiple family reunification categories (parents, siblings, adult children), eliminating diversity visas and reducing the admission of refugees. While Goodlatte touts his support for RAISE … Continue reading »

Goodlatte Bills on Immigration Would Make It Easier to Deport Millions

…but what else would you expect from Goodlatte? As if House Republicans haven’t done enough damage to America yet. Today, the House Judiciary Committee lead by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will take up a series of anti-immigrant bills intended to “turbocharge Trump’s mass deportation agenda”, and the Goodlatte bills will make it easier to deport … Continue reading »

House Republican Leaders Declare New Public Enemy #1: Young Immigrants

Goodlatte the latest to go after children fleeing violence and call for the deportation of DREAMers When it comes to immigration demagoguery, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is just the latest to pile on.  This week, at a hearing he chaired and another event, he made it clear that he believes immigrant children … Continue reading »

Goodlatte Comments, Eric Cantor Memo Show – Again – GOP is Not Serious About Immigration Reform

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the renewal process for DACA this week, and in response, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte had the gall to criticize the announcement and claim that it could hurt the prospects for legislative immigration reform.  As Goodlatte said according to Roll Call: These actions undermine Congress’ hard work to reform our immigration laws and … Continue reading »

Bob Goodlatte: Immigration Reform Will be "Top Priority" in 2014

The chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the House announced Thursday that immigration reform will be ” top priority” in 2014 and that this office will address the issue of a “very serious and deliberative manner.” Goodlatte : #immigration reform top priority in 2014 http://t.co/mdPQV2Xcrv — David Leopold (@DavidLeopold) December 12, 2013 Read more at … Continue reading »