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Summer 2014

Hillary Clinton's Non-Answer on Immigration Delay: "Elect More Democrats"

This summer, DREAMers have put elected officials of both parties on notice, calling out Republicans for their votes against DACA and Democrats for the President’s recording-breaking deportations.  Hillary Clinton, though not an elected official, became their latest target when she visited the Harkin Steak Fry in Iowa this weekend and met DREAMers who asked her about Obama’s immigration delay. “Yay” she said, … Continue reading »

Immigration Advocates Blast Democrats for Inaction on Executive Action

Immigration advocates have already blasted President Obama over his delay on executive action and deportations.  Yesterday, they turned their anger onto Democrats, a number of whom have been less than supportive of Obama using his presidential powers to ameliorate deportations. United We Dream leaders took over Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-NV) office, refusing to move until he called … Continue reading »

Are Democrats Really Scared of Marginalized Anti-Immigrant, Hate Groups?

News reports suggest that the President may delay big executive action on immigration until after the November elections, due to complaints from scared Democrats in red states. If this happens, it will be because Democrats have simply forgotten all the lessons we thought they learned in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 elections.  Leaning in to … Continue reading »

Another Anti-Immigrant Day of Action Flops

Another August, another anti-immigrant flop. ALIPAC and Overpasses for America, two extremist anti-immigrant groups, have for weeks been trumpeting rallies planned for August 29-30, with their most recent emails proclaiming plans for 118 different events across the country.  The long weekend came and went…and you can see the fruit of their efforts below.  In contrast … Continue reading »

THIS IS A RALLY: More Than 100 Activists Arrested in Act of Civil Disobedience for Immigration Reform

Today, more than a thousand advocates gathered in front of the White House to call on President Obama to use his executive authority on immigration and deportations.  More than 100 people were arrested in an act of civil disobedience when they refused to move from the White House fence. The event was led by Casa … Continue reading »

Paul Ryan Confronted Again By DREAMers — And Hides Behind Locked Door

This is the summer of the DREAMers — as countless Republicans from Steve King to Rand Paul to Marco Rubio and Mike Coffman have found out.  Yesterday, Greisa Martinez, a United We Dream National Organizer from Texas who lost her father to deportation six years ago, confronted Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) at a book signing in Colorado. … Continue reading »

Republicans Will Rue the Day They Took on the Dreamers

From voting or voicing support for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to signaling willingness to trigger a government shutdown and even impeachment proceedings over potential executive action on immigration, national Republicans continue to lurch hard right on immigration—staking out policy positions more extreme even than Mitt Romney’s.  At the same time, … Continue reading »

Center for Community Change: 15 Ways Community Groups Are Schooling Anti-Immigrant Haters

The Center for Community Change has a great blog post today at Buzzfeed: Far right-wing anti-immigrant extremists have come out this summer to capitalize on the child refugee crisis happening at the border. As young children flee for their lives, anti-immigrant protesters have attempted to use this moment as an opportunity to be in the … Continue reading »

"Pro-Reform" Republicans: Dreamers Are Coming for You So Support Executive Action on Immigration

Below is a press statement from DRM Action.  It relates to this encounter between DREAMers and Rep. Mike Coffman: This week, a Dreamer confronted Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Col) on his stalled efforts to pass legislation to allow Dreamers to serve in the military. With Congress failing to act, the DREAM Action Coalition is issuing a direct message … Continue reading »

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