Top Spanish language media voices are condemning House Republicans for their latest excuses and inaction on immigration reform and are warning the GOP about the profound political consequences that the Republican Party will face in future elections should they continue to block reform. In addition, the leading congressional advocate for immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez… Continue »

Tonight, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union. Over the weekend, pundits and reporters obsessively speculated about what the President will say and how he will address key issues, like immigration reform. In a letter to supporters Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President, laid out the President’s 2014 meme: In this year of action, the… Continue »

It’s a brand new year, but if Republicans thought that immigration reform advocates were going to ease up, they’re mistaken. Last year, supporters of reform accosted Speaker Boehner outside his favorite Washington, DC diner, prayed outside his office, and held a pre-dawn vigil outside his house–all to push the Speaker toward passing immigration reform in… Continue »

We can’t count the number of times this question of whether immigration reform can pass has been asked.  Last week, at our last “Office Hours” of the year, a number of advocates made the case about the unrelenting pressure from our movement, which only continues to grow. Frank Sharry said, “The immigration movement has been growing… Continue »

Last month, we kicked off the “Do Your Jobs” campaign to remind Congress of all the immigrants who are working hard to produce our food and drink this holiday season, fromThanksgiving turkeys to Christmas trees.  We have profiled a series of immigrant workers who work every day to contribute to our country. Now, we’re profiling one last… Continue »

Republican Leaders Can Lock Their Doors But They Cannot Hide from the People Pressing for Action on Immigration After the Obama Administration announced plans to cancel White House tours due to sequestration cuts earlier this year, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) responded by saying, “I’d like to start this morning by letting the… Continue »

When it comes to having decent interactions with immigrants and advocates, House GOP leaders are not having a great week.  They’ve already locked visitors out of their (public) offices and cut off a 9-year-old girl who tried to ask Eric Cantor if he could help with her dad’s deportation (“I can’t help you.  Nice to see you,”… Continue »

The consistent daily pressure and moral commitment of the immigration reform movement stands in stark contrast to the inaction and avoidance of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other Republican leaders in the House.  Not only are House leaders refusing to allow a vote on the bipartisan HR 15 bill—despite the fact that the votes exist to… Continue »

New Washington Post Story and Video Detail Dangers Behind the “Un-SAFE” Act & Consequences for Immigrant Victims of Crime A new Washington Post story documenting the deterioration of police-community relationships due to policies like Secure Communities and state anti-immigration laws underscores the dangers of a related federal proposal called the SAFE Act.  Sponsored by House… Continue »

Today, during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on “The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,” we expected to hear a lot of complaints about how the President is “ignoring” his constitutional duty to faithfully execute immigration laws.  Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has been entirely too “faithful” in enforcing the laws of our outdated… Continue »