Today, on the 21st day of the ongoing #Fast4Families, immigrants and advocates journeyed to Speaker Boehner’s office on the Hill to deliver an invitation asking him to meet with the fasters.  Numerous elected officials, from President Obama to Joe Biden to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Republican members of the House, have already visited the fast.… Continue »

Since early November, labor, community and religious leaders have been engaged in the “Fast for Families” – a water-only fast in a tent on the National Mall that highlights the moral urgency of immigration reform.  As prominent faster Eliseo Medina said, their sacrifice is designed to “create a moral force that will convince Congress that… Continue »

At CNN today, Sally Kohn has a great piece tying together the ongoing #Fast4Families (now on its 16th day) and the recent episode where two young advocates approached Speaker Boehner in a diner and asked him to support immigration reform: The juxtaposition is powerful. At a diner near the Capitol, you have Boehner casually dumping… Continue »

What are John Boehner and The House GOP Leadership So Afraid Of? What is John Boehner so afraid of? Last week, the House Speaker was interrupted at breakfast by two teens who came to share their stories and ask how he would feel if he had to be separated from his family.  He barely acknowledged them, before… Continue »

What is John Boehner so afraid of? Last week, the House Speaker was interrupted at breakfast by two teens who came to share their stories and ask how he would feel if he had to be separated from his family.  He barely acknowledged them, before continuing on with a day in which he vowed that… Continue »

Today, America’s Voice with UFW, UFCW, Mi Familia Vota, and AFL-CIO delivered processed turkeys, merlot, and fact sheets to Speaker Boehner and other key members of the House to press for action on immigration reform, which has been waiting for House passage all year. The event kicked off the new “Do Your Jobs” campaign, which reminds… Continue »

Last week, Speaker Boehner was interrupted during breakfast when two teenagers shared their stories with him and encouraged him to push forward on immigration reform.  This morning, hundreds of advocates held a pre-dawn vigil for immigration reform outside of his Washington, DC home, where they lit candles and displayed a mock Thanksgiving table symbolizing the… Continue »

For the last few weeks, immigration reform advocates have renewed their efforts to push Congress to pass legislation, through a series of civil disobediences, protests, rallies, vigils, and hunger strikes.  Though Congress could also pass immigration reform next year, there is also enough time left this year for the House GOP to take action–if they… Continue »

Next Move is on Republicans Washington, DC – Today, President Obama once again signaled flexibility in working with House Republicans on immigration reform, saying  at a Wall Street Journal forum, per a White House pool report, “They’re [the House] suspicious of comprehensive bills, but you know what? If they want to chop that thing up… Continue »

House Republicans’ Strategy on Immigration Is Clear: Do Nothing But Try to Avoid Blame Washington, DC – When it comes to immigration, it’s become clear that House Republican Leadership’s primary objective is not to pass legislation, but avoid blame.  Earlier this week, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters that while the House… Continue »