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  • GOP Puts Final Nail in Coffin of Immigration Reform and Party’s Political Future

    Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart on GOP: “We have a historic opportunity to fix a system everyone knows is broken. We’re squandering that opportunity”…


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  • President Obama Takes Charge of the Immigration Debate

    When the President follows through, and if the executive action is robust, the differences between the two parties on an issue that mobilizes the fastest growing groups of new voters in the country will be cemented for a generation…


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  • Litmus Test for Kevin McCarthy as Majority Leader: Will You Schedule a Vote on Immigration Reform or Not?

    Will McCarthy be a leader that saves the GOP heading into 2016, or will he cave to Steve King and the “hell no” caucus?”


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  • New Scorecard Shows House Republicans on Wrong Side of Latino and Immigrant Voters

    America’s Voice scorecard summarizes the actions and voting record of 12 select House Republicans, including many who call themselves immigration reform supporters…


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  • 30 House Republicans for Citizenship

    At least 30 Republicans in the House support immigration reform with a path to citizenship. That means there’s enough support for legislation to pass, if Speaker Boehner would give us a vote…


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07/21/14 Amidst continued calls from the GOP for shotgun proceedings that would result in expedited deportations of all but a handful of child refugees, a series of opinion pieces challenge our leaders and our nation to respond with the ideals of fairness and compassion, and a number of news pieces lay out the risks associated with […]
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07/21/14 Nativist opponents of immigration reform were supposed to make their big stand this last weekend, spurred on by protests against children fleeing violence in Murrieta, California.  Mostly led by two internet groups, Make Them Listen and Overpasses for America, extremists had rallies planned in every state. And then — as to be expected with an issue […]
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07/22/14 Immigration Groups Mark One Year Since Colorado Congressman Said “The Time for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Now,” Then Ran Away One year ago today, the Denver Post ran an op-ed from Rep. Mike Coffman (R, CD-4) where the previously anti-immigrant congressman began to change his tune and called for immediate action on comprehensive immigration reform. […]
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07/22/14 At the Colorado Independent today is this great column from Mike Littwin, who asks important questions about the GOP’s absurd response to the children fleeing violence crisis.  For instance: since the children are running away from horrific violence, sexual abuse, and gang wars, how exactly is ending a program that protects DREAMers from deportation going […]
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07/22/14 The Same Game Plan Used by the Republicans on Every Immigration Debate  When it comes to addressing the ongoing child refugee crisis at the border, Republicans and their allies have solidified a strategy of trying to score political points, driving memes that are fact-free, and then ending with a flourish of inaction.  See below for […]
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Associated Press: Immigration crisis: Children migrant issue turns political Fox News Latino: Sen. Ted Cruz Moves Front And Center In GOP Response To Border Crisis Associated Press: Migration spotlights Mexican ‘coyote’ smugglers Roll Call: Obama Convenes Meeting on Border Crisis as Flood of Migrants Slows Politico: Issues pile up in Congress The Hill: Time runs […] (07/22/14) »

h/t the Imagine 2050 blog at Center for New Community: Stephen Steinlight, the Senior Policy Analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies, along with his CIS cohorts have said some pretty outrageous things before.  But this time he may really have gone too far.  Speaking at the Highlands Tea Party in Sebring, Florida this weekend, Steinlight suggested […] (07/21/14) »

Building on the post we published this morning: check out pictures of this weekend’s anti-immigrant flops juxtaposed with photos of our pro-immigrant rallies last October: (07/21/14) »

Today, immigration reform advocates with United We Dream are holding a mock funeral for the Republican Party to signify the GOP’s impending electoral doom.  Republicans know they need to attract more Latino voters to stay viable as a party — yet the House has refused to take action on immigration reform, instead voting in favor […] (07/21/14) »

Associated Press: Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration Washington Post (Plum Line): Morning Plum: How Republicans are trying to hamstring Obama on immigration Mother Jones: Ted Cruz Is Playing a Long Game on Immigration Politico: Obama’s foes on border crisis: Democrats The Hill: Obama border bill divides Dems Arizona Republic (Arizona): Border crisis rocks […] (07/21/14) »

A number of anti-immigrant “rallies” were held this week in response to children fleeing violence and coming to the US border.  Below is a photo from the rally that Steve King attended in Council Bluffs, Iowa: (Here’s another photo from the same event.) We, of course, flashed back to this event last August when King headlined a […] (07/20/14) »

Immigration Groups Mark One Year Since Colorado Congressman Said “The Time for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Now,” Then Ran Away One year ago today, the Denver Post ran an op-ed from Rep. Mike Coffman (R, CD-4) where the previously anti-immigrant congressman began to change his tune and called for immediate action on comprehensive immigration reform. […] (07/22/14) »

The Same Game Plan Used by the Republicans on Every Immigration Debate  When it comes to addressing the ongoing child refugee crisis at the border, Republicans and their allies have solidified a strategy of trying to score political points, driving memes that are fact-free, and then ending with a flourish of inaction.  See below for […] (07/22/14) »

Amidst continued calls from the GOP for shotgun proceedings that would result in expedited deportations of all but a handful of child refugees, a series of opinion pieces challenge our leaders and our nation to respond with the ideals of fairness and compassion, and a number of news pieces lay out the risks associated with […] (07/21/14) »

Nativist opponents of immigration reform were supposed to make their big stand this last weekend, spurred on by protests against children fleeing violence in Murrieta, California.  Mostly led by two internet groups, Make Them Listen and Overpasses for America, extremists had rallies planned in every state. And then — as to be expected with an issue […] (07/21/14) »

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) and Immigrant Advocates Discuss Child Refugee Crisis, Executive Action The story regarding Central American unaccompanied children arriving at our border is developing fast.  Congress is considering a $3.7 billion supplemental budget request as well as how best to speed up the processing of the kids, many of […] (07/18/14) »

Following the move by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), many Republicans have been quick to jump on board, blaming DACA for creating the child refugee crisis at the border (despite all evidence to the contrary).  But as a new editorial and political analysis reveals, the GOP’s attacks are meant to mask the Party’s true intention of […] (07/18/14) »