In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the DREAMERS of Virginia urged him to “stand on the right side of humane and practical immigration reform.”
Outgoing U.S. Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) introduced the ACHIEVE Act Tuesday, which would provide legal status for eligible young people currently in the country illegally. Seen as a counterpoint to the DREAM Act, the ACHIEVE Act also focuses on young people brought to this country without following proper immigration procedures. [...]
At least one prominent Latino advocacy group is coming out in opposition to a DREAM Act alternative that is reportedly being worked on by a relative newcomer on Capitol Hill, along with a couple of veterans who are on their way out. The Dream (DRM) Action Coalition, an organization that lobbies on behalf of undocumented [...]
President Obama told reporters today that immigration reform is at the top of his wish-list when the 113th Congress convenes in late January. During a press conference with White House reporters, the president refused to provide a specific date by which legislation will be introduced, but hinted that his administration is engaged in back-channel talks [...]
Veteran Democratic Congressmen spar over records in hotly-contested election.
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) think tank released a report Tuesday that estimated that 1.76 million unauthorized young immigrants are currently eligible for a two year respite from deportation under President Obama’s executive order, in contrast to the administration’s previous estimate of 1.39 million. Beginning August 15, individuals can submit applications for a reprieve from [...]
By Elizabeth Vlock Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the dangers Hispanic communities would encounter should Mitt Romney be elected President while speaking before La Raza, the largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States, Tuesday. Biden’s strident rhetoric conveyed the message that Hispanics would find their rights jeopardized or destroyed with a Republican who [...]
President Obama told a crowd of Hispanic-American policy makers on Friday that if re-elected, he’ll deliver on immigration reform.
Frustrated with Republicans in the House, key Democratic Representatives speak out in favor of Obama’s executive order in light of congressional stalling on the transportation bill, Dream Act, and many other pieces of legislation that would foster economic development and American success.