Cross-posted at Latino Decisions blog. With Election Day in Virginia today and the gubernatorial candidates’ positioning on immigration reform on stark display, a new election-eve poll, sponsored by America’s Voice, People for the American Way and Latino Decisions reveals how Virginia’s changing demographics are also changing the state’s politics. The polling data present a sign of things… Continue »

On today’s “Al Punto” public affairs show on Univisión, hosted by Jorge Ramos, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) announced that he will become the first Republican to co-sponsor HR 15, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: “Jeff Denham’s announcement is a… Continue »

Today’s MSNBC segment with Chris Hayes (and guest Jose Diaz-Balart) is a must-watch, with Hayes repeatedly calling out Speaker Boehner and pointing out that there are zero excuses left to not pass immigration reform. Hayes pointed out that the “countours of the immigration reform fight are strikingly similar to the contours of the shutdown fight… Continue »

Today, more than 50 immigration reform advocates–including children and DREAMers–arrived on Capitol Hill from Phoenix, Arizona to pray for Speaker Boehner and push him to have the courage to move forward on immigration reform.  Though the advocates stood, prayed, and waited outside Boehner’s office all day, the only word from Boehner’s staff was that the… Continue »

Meet Rep. Tim Griffin, a Republican from Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional district–a former RNC staffer, Bush White House aide, US Attorney, sophomore Congressman, and supporter of immigration reform with a path to citizenship. Back in July, Griffin appeared on Capitol View with Roby Brock and David Goins, where he talked about his support for immigration reform:… Continue »

Picture this: the clock is winding down, the pressure is high, and Speaker John Boehner knows he must do something.  The House GOP caucus, after resisting the inevitable for months, realizes that there’s only one way forward, and puts up enough votes for Boehner to credibly pass a piece of legislation, even without the Hastert… Continue »

With the government shutdown over and fiscal impasse resolved for now, the congressional calendar again is primed for addressing immigration reform.  Here are five reasons why Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and House Republicans should pursue immigration reform this year: 1.     The Hastert Rule is Officially Dead:  The vote to resolve the fiscal and debt… Continue »

“The Window of Opportunity is Open Now” President Obama just outlined three areas where Democrats and Republicans should come together to act in the coming weeks: 1) a balanced approach to the budget; 2) fixing our broken immigration system; and 3) passing a Farm bill.  In response, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, issued… Continue »

Hastert Rule Likely to Be Discarded Once Again; President Obama Stresses that Immigration Reform is Up Next; House GOP Out of Excuses  The likely resolution to the current fiscal and debt ceiling impasse has led to the question: what’s next for Congress?  President Obama said yesterday he wants Congress to take action on immigration reform. … Continue »

Below are some of the key numbers associated with the immigration reform debate, including a recap of past promises and a reminder of the human and political consequences of the current impasse. The Legislative Promise 337: The number of days since Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said to ABC News, regarding immigration, “This issue has been… Continue »