On a press call held this afternoon, congressional immigrant rights’ champions Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) discussed President Obama’s new immigration actions in a bilingual conference call with reporters.  The speakers, each immigration reform champions and leaders in Congress, highlighted their strong support for the president’s announced actions and made clear that they… Continue »

Rep. Lofgren Joins Legal Experts and Advocates to Talk House Floor Action & Potential for Administrative Relief from the Obama Administration After more than a year of head fakes and false starts on immigration reform that would combine smart enforcement, legal immigration reforms and legal status with a path to citizenship for the 11 million… Continue »

It seems that House Republicans can’t help themselves.  Could it really be that their hatred for President Obama and immigrants is so intense that they want to get rid of common sense policies that help military families stay together? Yesterday and today, House Republicans are backing two bills – the so-called ENFORCE Act (HR 4138)… Continue »

In the first vote on an immigration bill since this month’s election, the Republican-controlled House rehashed an old policy and passed a version of a bill that already failed earlier this year, 245-139.  Twenty-seven Democrats joined Republicans in supporting the legislation. The STEM Jobs Act, sponsored by anti-immigrant Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), would increase visas… Continue »