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... Continue »
Rachel Maddow talks to Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim about immigration reform — and the bogus excuse from GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy that the House didn’t have enough time to take up reform this year: Continue »
On Friday night, after House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy announced there would be no votes on immigration reform this year, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow did a couple of segments on the issue. She talked to our friend, Jose Antonio Vargas, who has been traveling the country building support: Continue »
Yesterday, a group of immigrant women with We Belong Together and CHIRLA successfully forced a meeting with GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, who came to meet with them shortly before midnight, after they’d spent hours engaging in an act of civil disobedience that left them locked in his office without... Continue »
Today, hundreds of activists in Chicago, Illinois and Bakersfield, California stepped up their tactics to pressure Congress to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship. In Chicago, more than 500 people from faith, labor, elected officials and community organizations, including many undocumented families, joined the Illinois Coalition for... Continue »
As Republican Congressmen Denham and Valadao Cosponsor New Immigration Bill, Poll finds Huge Support Among Voters in Districts Held by McCarthy, Issa and Mckeon This week, as Republican Congressmen Jeff Denham and David Valadao stepped up to support the House immigration bill with a path to citizenship, new polls... Continue »
Twenty-one days and 285 miles later, PICO California’s Pilgrimage for Citizenship ended in Bakersfield, California yesterday, with more than 2,000 immigration reform advocates joining 15 pilgrims in House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) home district. Eleven pilgrims (symbolizing the 11 million immigrants waiting for immigration reform in the US) began... 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... Continue »
The following is a press release from the Alliance 4 Citizenship: Reform activists from 40 cities and towns descend in Bakersfield after leading largest statewide caravan ever  View photos of the event here Today, 1,900 immigrants, Latinos, Asians, and immigration reform supporters paid a visit to Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s... Continue »