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  • GOP Hasn’t Passed Immigration Reform, Still Wants to Deport DREAMers

    We need to be clear: ending DACA means deporting DREAMers.  Here are a list of Republicans who have called for just that…


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  • What’s Needed: a Clean Supplemental, Not Cursory Interviews that Could Result in Child Refugees Being Sent Back to Their Death

    A statement from Frank Sharry on the current Congressional debate regarding Central American children who are seeking safety at our border…


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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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  • 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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  • 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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07/31/14 Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responding to today’s developments in the House of Representatives: The House of Representatives is going to stay in town to toughen up and try to pass anti-immigrant measures?  Lord help us.  Only in the whacky world of the GOP would measures to fast-track […]
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07/31/14 #TeaPartyNation RT @ChadPergram When McCarthy told Hoyer on floor it was possible there could be more votes, House chamber erupted boos. — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) July 31, 2014 chaos here. they told members no more votes. many left, then house ldrs called everyone back b/c of gop complaints they needed border vote. — Dana Bash […]
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07/31/14 Below is a press release from Church World Services: High-resolution photos for press usage: http://tiny.cc/July31Photos Handout video footage for press usage: http://tiny.cc/July31Videos  Profiles of selected leaders: http://tiny.cc/July31Profiles Today, more than 100 faith leaders and immigrant rights activists from across the country were arrested after participating in an act of civil disobedience demanding that President Obama end his inhumane deportation […]
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07/31/14 Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is running against incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) this November, and when it comes to where he actually stands on immigration, Gardner’s schtick is getting a little old.  Jason Salzman nails it at Huffington Post Denver today: Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner, who’s challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, has been hitting the radio […]
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07/31/14 Washington Post (Plum Line): Sticking it to the GOP on deportations Daily Beast: The White House’s Woman in the Immigration Crosshairs Denver Post (Colorado): GOP incumbent in Colorado 6th CD in a race with implications for 2016 Wall Street Journal: What Happens If the Border Funding Bill Fails? Politico: Border battle: House GOP moves to […]
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Republicans have undergone a marked devolution since last June, when they actually mustered up the political common sense to help pass the Senate immigration bill.  But since then, they’ve taken no action on real immigration reform, killed the ENLIST Act for immigrants who want to serve in the military, and given Steve King multiple votes to […] (07/30/14) »

Score one for the GOP’s record as the party of mass deportations.  Apparently, trying to end DACA and deport DREAMers isn’t enough.  Now, Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Mississippi, wants to deport the US-born children of immigrants as well, according to the Clarion-Ledger.  As the paper reported: Palazzo also said he would support changing federal law that allows children born […] (07/30/14) »

Anti-immigrant protests against children fleeing violence like the one in Murrieta, California this month have made headlines.  But all over the US, people have also gone extraordinarily out of their way to reach out to, donate to, and help the children.  At Buzzfeed yesterday is a powerful compilation of some of the ways people from Texas […] (07/30/14) »

Scorecard Zeroes in on the 12 Most Vulnerable Republicans House Democrats are continuing their efforts to demand a vote on immigration reform and House Republicans are continuing to block action while promising to one day address the issue.  The disconnect between Republicans’ rhetorical support for immigration reform and their actual legislative record is vast, and is a problem of […] (07/30/14) »

CBS Houston/AP (Texas): Texas Lt. Gov: I’m Convinced Some In Mexican Government Helping Immigrant Children Get Into US Politico: Poll: Let border kids stay New York Times: Poll Finds Support for Treating Child Migrants as Refugees Washington Post: Sympathy for young illegal immigrants, suspicion for other immigrants Associated Press: Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide […] (07/30/14) »

Today, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held an ad hoc hearing on Capitol Hill entitled “Kids First: Examining the Southern Border Humanitarian Crisis.”  The members of Congress listened to testimony from children who had fled violence and experts who had worked with them, and one Congresswoman expressed her astonishment that this was the first time […] (07/29/14) »

Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responding to today’s developments in the House of Representatives: The House of Representatives is going to stay in town to toughen up and try to pass anti-immigrant measures?  Lord help us.  Only in the whacky world of the GOP would measures to fast-track […] (07/31/14) »

Scorecard Zeroes in on the 12 Most Vulnerable Republicans House Democrats are continuing their efforts to demand a vote on immigration reform and House Republicans are continuing to block action while promising to one day address the issue.  The disconnect between Republicans’ rhetorical support for immigration reform and their actual legislative record is vast, and is a problem of […] (07/30/14) »

House GOP Made Child Refugee Debate an Immigration Debate – So Senate Should Insist on CIR as Part of Any Conference on House Plan With House Republicans today introducing a new deportation-focused proposal for dealing with Central American refugee kids and continuing to mistakenly blame DACA for the rise in refugees, Senate Democrats should use […] (07/29/14) »

New PRRI Poll: Americans View Central American Kids Fleeing Violence as Refugees Deserving Full & Fair Proceedings; Sonia Nazario Provides Reminder on “The Daily Show” Why We Must “Do the Right Thing” Take five minutes to read this poll and watch this TV clip, and you’ll get a sense for how Americans are viewing the […] (07/29/14) »

Cory Gardner Doubles Down on Anti-Immigrant Stance By Criticizing Senate Immigration Bill Supported by 70% of Coloradans  With immigration reform legislation laid to rest at the feet of House Republicans, national Latino and Asian groups released a score card Monday to grade members of the House of Representatives on their immigration voting record in the […] (07/28/14) »

After Blocking Immigration Reform, GOP on Verge of Blocking Resources for Border Emergency As Congress enters its last week of the July work period, the contrast between both parties could not be clearer.  On all things immigration-related, Republicans seem hell-bent on blocking the President and Democrats at every turn.  This will make it clear to […] (07/28/14) »