Bumped this post as the Senate Republicans are expected to take up this ugly, anti-immigrant bill, sponsored by David Vitter, as early as Tuesday, October 21. Because Republicans just can’t seem to get enough of immigrant bashing, GOP Senate leaders are bringing yet another anti-immigrant bill to the Senate floor later this month. Seung Min… Continue »

The dwindling number of Republicans who still think they can glide into 2016 without first addressing their profound “Latino Problem” are in for a rude awakening. Today, Chuck Todd lifts up a new MSNBC/Telemundo/Marist poll highlighting just how toxic the Republican brand has become to Latino voters. While this booming voting bloc has roughly the… Continue »

As Pema Levy points out in a post at Mother Jones today, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is the Senate’s equivalent of Steve King, and is just as much an anti-immigrant hardliner though with slightly less of a tendency for repeated gaffes. The thing though, is that the Senate GOP leadership has just made Sessions the chair of… Continue »

Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) is expected to be selected by his Republican colleagues to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration. He’ll be assisted by Senator David Vitter (R-LA), who’s expected to be selected as “Vice Chair” of the Subcommittee and who has intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of “prosecutorial discretion”–a… Continue »

Washington, DC – The fast-developing story regarding Central American unaccompanied children arriving at our border is bringing out the best – and the worst – in America. While an increasing number of elected officials and commentators are determined to keep the focus on the well-being of children fleeing violence, others are intent to use the… Continue »

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is undoubtedly one of the Senate’s loudest voices against immigrants and immigration reform — and not everyone back home in Alabama is very happy about that.  Remember — Alabama is the state that passed HB 56, which for a time was the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant law.  In the last few years the… Continue »

It was quite the busy Monday for the Senate’s leading anti-immigrant member, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).  By objecting to a Senate resolution honoring Latino civil rights hero Cesar Chavez and touting the shoddy “research” of allied anti-immigrant organization the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), Sen. Sessions offered a fresh reminder of how the extreme, anti-immigrant… Continue »

This week, House Republicans are scheduled to summit in Cambridge, Maryland, and possibly put out a statement of principles on immigration reform.  Considering that a majority of the country already supports immigration reform with a path to citizenship, the House Republicans are way behind, and taking baby steps — but some in the Tea Party… Continue »

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III will say anything to stop immigration reform. At USA Today, Sen. Sessions (R-AL) desperately tried to tie immigration reform to the growing concern over income inequality. He argues — again — that reform is bad for American workers and the US economy.  Sessions and his anti-immigrant restrictionist friends had their say… Continue »

In an article titled, “Immigration Overhaul Advocates Make Big August Push,” Holly Yeager of the  Washington Post writes: “An unusual alliance of advocates — including Internet moguls and evangelicals, representatives of big business and labor unions — is working across the country during the August congressional recess in an all-out push for immigration reform.  The broad… Continue »