In Case There Were Any Doubts, Military DREAMer Votes Shows King and Cohorts Still Rule Republican Party on Immigration Last night, House Republicans—led by the notorious anti-immigrant Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Mo Brooks (R-AL)—voted, 221-202, to strike out a Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sponsored amendment in the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that… Continue »

Will Boehner and Pete Sessions Stand Strong or Capitulate in Cowardice to Steve King and His Cohorts Once Again? Responding to House extremists and their latest stunt to keep hardworking immigrants from fully participating in all facets of American society, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) fired off a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions… Continue »

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stunned immigration advocates after promising to expand President Obama’s immigration actions during a discussion with DACA recipients yesterday. Republicans, on the other hand, had a much more different outreach approach in mind. Last week, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced an amendment that would allow DACA recipients to enroll in the military.… Continue »

When most of us think about Alabama and immigration, we think about Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Rep. Mo Brooks, State Senator Scott Beason and, of course, the viciously anti-immigrant law, HB 56, which Beason authored. But over the past several weeks, a very powerful pro-immigrant voice from Alabama has made himself heard: Rep. Spencer Bachus. After yesterday’s GOP House… Continue »