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Will GOP Learn the Right Immigration Lessons from Eric Cantor’s Defeat?

Voters Want Leadership and Action to Reform Immigration — Not Retreat  If Republicans learn the wrong lesson from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) loss, they are likely to continue down the wrong path on immigration reform. And if they block the best chance in a generation America has had to enact landmark immigration reform, … Continue reading »

Eric Cantor’s Loss and Immigration Reform: 3 Lessons for Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman

New Republican Poll Reveals Just How Much Colorado Republicans Will Leave on the Table if They Continue the March Away from Immigration Reform Tuesday nigh, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost to little known challenger, David Brat, in the VA-7 Republican primary. While this may make the prospects for immigration reform that much more … Continue reading »

Eric Cantor's Loss and Immigration Reform: Role, Meaning and Future

Here’s our take on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) defeat, the role immigration reform played in his primary loss, the meaning of the outcome for the immediate prospects of immigration reform and the impact it all could have on the Republican Party’s future: What was immigration’s role in Cantor’s defeat? While primary winner Dave … Continue reading »

Commentary Roundup: The Real Reason Eric Cantor Lost His Primary

There is A LOT of commentary about Eric Cantor’s primary loss last night.  Here are some important takeaways: Erick Erickson at Red State: The media will play up Cantor’s loss by claiming it was about immigration. They will be wrong, but it will be useful for the rest of us. Immigration reform is now DOA … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform Advocates React to Cantor Primary Loss

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 reading »

America’s Voice Reacts to News of Cantor’s Loss in VA-07 GOP Primary

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 reading »

Eric Cantor Primary Mailers Boast of His Stance Against Immigration Reform

Check out a compilation of the anti-immigrant mailers that Eric Cantor has been sending out in advance of his June 10 primary, courtesy of Politico: Anti-Immigrant Mailings Eric Cantor “Eric Cantor is stopping the Obama-Reid plan” … “Eric Cantor is the No. 1 guy standing between the American people and immigration reform.”  No wonder that blogs … Continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Pushes Immigration Reform in Eric Cantor's District

In a new anti-immigration reform mailer sent around his district this week, Rep. Eric Cantor bragged about his role in killing immigration reform.  Today. Rep. Luis Gutierrez traveled to Cantor’s district to call him out on the ways in which Cantor is blocking reform — and to push him and House Republicans to pass legislation.  View some of … Continue reading »

A Bad Day for Immigrants, One that Reduces Chances of Legislation and Raises the Stakes for Bold Executive Action

Cantor Boasts of Blocking Reform, President Delays Administrative Relief Two major developments yesterday serve to clarify the state of play on legislative and administrative immigration reform: 1) chances that House Republicans will move on immigration reform legislation were dealt a huge blow by Eric Cantor; and 2) the President’s announcement that the results of the … Continue reading »