Igor Volsky at Think Progress writes: “House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told immigration advocates that lawmakers will not take-up immigration reform this year. As a result, an amendment to deport DREAM-eligible immigrants — which passed with overwhelming GOP support in June — will be the only immigration measure to have received a vote on… Continue »

Cross-posted at Latino Decisions blog. With Election Day in Virginia today and the gubernatorial candidates’ positioning on immigration reform on stark display, a new election-eve poll, sponsored by America’s Voice, People for the American Way and Latino Decisions reveals how Virginia’s changing demographics are also changing the state’s politics. The polling data present a sign of things… Continue »

An unnamed aide in Politico claims that immigration reform won’t see a vote this year–but two days ago, Majority Leader Eric Cantor himself spoke differently, saying on the House floor that he expects that immigration reform will move forward this year.  And he should know–that same day, Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) pointed out in a press… Continue »