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Responses to HR 2278, the "SAFE Act"–A "Radical Piece of Legislation"

The House Judiciary Committee is meeting today to markup H.R. 2278, the so-called “SAFE Act,” an extremist anti-immigrant bill which would criminalize all undocumented immigrants.  Below is a collection of responses to the bill: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL): The Arizona SB1070 law was substantially struck down by the Supreme Court?  No matter, the Republicans want … Continue reading »

Greg Sargent: If Immigration Reform Fails, It’s Because House GOP Wouldn’t Support Citizenship

The immigration world is still waiting to see what House Republicans will do with an immigration bill on their side of the Hill, and Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has already indicated that he wants to move House legislation in pieces.  Greg Sargent writes in the Washington Post today about the motives behind … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to Rep. Goodlatte’s Immigration Announcement

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) today announced that his committee will introduce a series of immigration bills staring with a mandatory E-Verify bill and an expanded guest worker program for agribusiness.  The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Rep. Goodlatte knows full well there’s a broad bipartisan bill … Continue reading »

Rep. Bob Goodlatte's GOP "Solution" on Immigration is a Permanent Underclass

Yesterday was a good day for immigration reform prospects, as the AFL/CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a set of shared principles that generated praise and optimism from observers ranging from White House press secretary Jay Carney to House Majority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA). However, House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) seems intent to step all over the … Continue reading »

A Permanent Underclass? House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte’s “Solution” for GOP’s Immigration Woes

Goodlatte & House GOP’s Effort to Deny Citizenship for Undocumented = Un-American, Unpopular, & Tone-Deaf to Political Imperative Yesterday was a good day for immigration reform prospects, as the AFL/CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a set of shared principles that generated praise and optimism from observers ranging from White House press secretary Jay Carney to House … Continue reading »

Vote for This Year's "TURKEY OF THE YEAR"

This Thanksgiving, there’s a lot to be thankful for – family, food, and the growing movement for citizenship that we are all a part of. But while Thanksgiving means giving thanks, it also means turkey. That’s why we’re holding a contest to elect one lucky anti-immigrant extremist as our “Turkey of the Year!” We’ll announce … Continue reading »