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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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  • 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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  • 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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07/28/14 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 […]
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07/25/14 Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Immigration Experts and Advocates Discuss State of Play in Congress, Administration On today’s weekly Office Hours press briefing, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and immigration reform advocates discussed the state of play on policy reforms in Congress and the Administration. While the Obama Administration continues to take steps to address the child refugee […]
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07/29/14 Washington Post (Plum Line): Morning Plum: Hillary sharpens up stance on border crisis Associated Press: Obama Mulls Large-Scale Move On Immigration New American: Obama Plans “Significant” Action for Illegal Immigrants Politico: Barack Obama immigration moves could raise legal questions Associated Press: Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit Politico: Politicking off impeachment chatter Politico: Glenn Beck: […]
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07/28/14 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 […]
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07/28/14 Today, more than a hundred DREAMers and advocates marched in front of the White House, calling on President Obama to “go big” in any executive action for immigrants he may be considering this year. Last Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported that Obama was indeed considering using his executive authority to protect more immigrants and their families from deportation. […]
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Congressional Progressive Caucus Ad-Hoc Hearing Kids First: Examining the Southern Border Humanitarian Crisis On Tuesday, July 29that 2:00 PM, the Congressional Progressive Caucus will hold an Ad Hoc Hearing in 2322 RHOB to receive first-hand testimony from unaccompanied minors and expert witnesses stressing the importance of prioritizing the best interests of these children.  Watch the […] (07/28/14) »

Monitor: Border bill fits Rep. Henry Cuellar’s history of bipartisanship Progress Illinois: Foster To DoD: Let DREAMers Serve In Military Frontpage Mag: Bracing for Amnesty American Thinker: Obama preparing to provide ‘temporary legal status’ to millions of illegals Color Lines: Call for Immigrant Rights Advocates to Boycott White House Meetings Los Angeles Times: White House […] (07/28/14) »

Columnist George Will has long been an advocate for immigration reform, but today on Fox News Sunday, he specifically addressed the Central American children and said that the US should welcome them in with open arms.  As he told host Chris Wallace: We ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America, you’re going to […] (07/27/14) »

WATCH: This segment with MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, who interviews author Sonia Nazario, associate professor Yolanda Pierce, and United We Dream’s Cristina Jimenez about children fleeing violence.  As Sonia and Cristina make clear, we’re facing a refugee crisis, and how we respond to it will define who we are as Americans. First, here’s Sonia Nazario, author of […] (07/27/14) »

Recently, seven sheriffs from five states participated in a tour of the border organized and paid for by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) — an organization well-established as a hate group.  The sheriffs are now back at home and speaking about their experiences on the border, and naturally, what they say they saw is far […] (07/25/14) »

In the last few weeks, quite a number of Senate and House Republicans have come out in favor of ending DACA/deferred action, either because they think doing so will halt the influx of children coming to the border, or as part of the response to the children.  The list of Republicans explicitly calling for an […] (07/25/14) »

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) »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Immigration Experts and Advocates Discuss State of Play in Congress, Administration On today’s weekly Office Hours press briefing, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and immigration reform advocates discussed the state of play on policy reforms in Congress and the Administration. While the Obama Administration continues to take steps to address the child refugee […] (07/25/14) »

The current humanitarian crisis at the border has exposed House Republicans, yet again, for the obstructionists that they are. After bearing the responsibility for squandering the best chance for comprehensive immigration reform in decades, they are once again building up to do nothing. Yesterday, Steve Benen called out Speaker of the House John Boehner on […] (07/25/14) »

Republicans are busy exploiting the unaccompanied child refugee crisis to advance measures that crack down on immigrants and refugees.  From blaming Dreamers and DACA to gutting the Child Tax Credit (CTC), Republicans seem determined to follow Rahm Emanuel’s infamous counsel: “you never let a serious crisis go to waste.” The following is a statement from […] (07/24/14) »

We’ve been warning the GOP for years, but they didn’t listen.  Today, we are highlighting the GOP’s demographic demise in Colorado with a mock obituary, which will run as an online ad in the Aurora Sentinel.  View the ad online here. After the 2012 election, in which Barack Obama trounced Mitt Romney among Latino voters […] (07/24/14) »