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Summer 2014

VIDEO: Mike Coffman Confronted By DREAMer for Failing to Lead Even on His Own Legislation for Military DREAMers

Coffman Reveals He Has Zero Interest in Solving Immigration Issue, Making Executive Action from President the Only Solution Rep. Mike Coffman (R,CO-06) has spent the last year walking back his once declared support for immigration reform. His primary strategy for distracting voters on his flip flop has been to say that Congress should take a … Continue reading »

Marco Rubio the “Republican Savior” No Longer

Rubio Belittles Dreamers, Flirts With Government Shutdown over Executive Action and Completes Flip-Flop on Immigration Reform Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) once graced the cover of TIME Magazine as the “Republican Savior.”  He was determined to find a path to immigration reform that pleased both conservatives and Latinos.  Now he’s pandering to the very anti-immigrant forces … Continue reading »

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to Students: 'I Presume You Are Undocumented'

Republicans are getting into trouble with DREAMers all over the country this summer.  On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) lashed out at them after they asked about his opposition to DACA, and allowed them to walk out to jeering and booing.  And yesterday, Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA) when he appeared to racially profile Hispanic students who questioned … Continue reading »

Jonathan Chait: DREAMers Have Destroyed GOP's Immigration "Strategy"

Check out this new post today from Jonathan Chait at New York Magazine, which lifts up all the ways in which DREAMers this summer have made serious trouble for Republicans who stand against DACA.  Yesterday, DREAMer tactics went viral once again after they confronted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at a South Carolina fundraiser, prompting him to … Continue reading »

Great GOP Latino Hope Marco Rubio Dismisses DREAMers

DREAMers have been confronting members of Congress over their attacks on DACA all summer (see here and here), and last night, they found Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at a South Carolina fundraiser.  Going against his former status as a supposed bridge between Latino voters and the GOP, Rubio was no better than Paul Ryan or Rand Paul … Continue reading »

DREAMers Confront Paul Ryan on DACA; Ryan: "Read My Book"

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was signing copies of his book “The Way Forward” in Florida this weekend when he was approached by DREAMers with United We Dream asking about his recent vote to end deferred action (DACA). Here’s the encounter from Talking Points Memo, in which Ryan ignores their question and shuffles them away: “A couple weeks … Continue reading »

Rand Paul Ran Away from DREAMers and Now We Know Why

Earlier this month, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was pummeled by the internet when this video showing him running away from DREAMers went viral. And now we know why he ran.  From today’s headlines: Ed Kilgore comments at Washington Monthly (in a piece called “Rand Paul Returns to Steve King’s Table): Any way you look at it, the GOP has lurched radically … Continue reading »

Dreamers and Allies Risk Arrest at Broward Transitional Center in Florida During Civil Disobedience

Immigrant youth and families push President Obama to “Let their People Go,” as he prepares for historic announcement on immigration Today, seven brave Dreamers and allies are risking arrest by obstructing the entrance to the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach, FL. The decision to risk arrest happened after more than 100 Dreamers and their families came together … Continue reading »

Jose Antonio Vargas, Others to Submit Applications for Deferred Action

In an unprecedented move today, eleven undocumented immigrants — including Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas — will submit applications for deferred action while putting a spotlight on the complexities of immigration in America.  These eleven individuals represent the stories of the 11.5 million undocumented Americans that reside in the United States. President Obama is expected to … Continue reading »

UWD to Marco Rubio: Stop Flip-Flopping on Our Communities

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has flip-flopped on immigration so many times, it once took Think Progress nearly 1600 words to try and track it all.  He helped push through the Senate immigration bill, S. 744, before backing away from it and then repudiating the comprehensive strategy completely.  He’s supposed to be the GOP’s best hope for … Continue reading »