Friday, September 20, 2019

Republican Senators Attempt to End Birthright Citizenship Again

GOP Senators introduced new anti-immigrant legislation targeting the children of undocumented immigrants. In a statement release Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “I am disheartened when Senators who swear by the Constitution in one breath look to re-write it in the next for political gain. The Constitution is clear: if you are born on […]

Four-year-old American Citizen deported to Guatemala

Emily Samantha Ruiz, a 4-year-old U.S. citizen was deported to Guatemala along with her grandfather earlier this month, raising concerns over the treatment of children born to undocumented immigrants in the country. “The case is alarming because it shows what can happen once you start treating kids who are born here whose parents are undocumented […]

Anti-Immigrant Bills in Arizona Rejected

The latest battle over immigration in Arizona ended in a resounding defeat for the anti-immigrant faction in the legislature after the Senate rejected five wide ranging bills targeting undocumented immigrants yesterday. “It’s time for us to take a timeout,” said Senator John McComish, a Phoenix Republican. “It’s something that the people don’t want us to […]

Arizona’s Anti-14th Amendment Bill Stalled

On Monday, the Arizona attempts to pass birthright bills hit a road block when one of the key sponsors of the anti-14th Amendment proposals stalled the measures to avoid possibly losing committee vote.  Republican Sen. Ron Gould of Lake Havasu, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, pulled the bill after over two hours of testimony […]

Protesters in Neighboring California Stand with Arizona

As the Arizona state legislature pushed a measure to deny the children of undocumented immigrants automatic citizenship guaranteed to them under the 14th Amendment, activists in neighboring California took to the streets in a show of solidarity. The protest took place over the weekend in the predominantly Latino suburb of Pacoima, with more than 1,500 […]

Republicans Introduce Measures to Deny Citizenship under 14th Amendment

Republican Senators David Vitter of Louisiana and Rand Paul of Kentucky, have introduced a measure to change the 14th Amendment of the constitution calling for an to end automatic citizenship to children born to undocumented immigrants, unless one parent is a US citizen, a legal immigrant, an active member of the armed forces or a […]

States and Cities Should Reconsider Expensive Court Battles

As state legislators across the country continue to push for various anti-immigration bills, two new reports by the Center for American Progress and the Southern Poverty Law Center have exposed the high price tag associated with these growing legal battles. These reports cite the financial, social and economic costs that such immigration bills have already […]

Republican State Lawmakers Mark their Ground over Birthright Citizenship

Several Republican state lawmakers revealed their plans to repeal the right to citizenship for children born on US soil to undocumented immigrants yesterday at a press conference in Washington, DC. The news conference, in which lawmakers from Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina expressed the hope that their national campaign end with a Supreme […]

New Republican Controlled House Will Target Children of Undocumented Immigrants

The newly elected Republican majority in the House is looking to deny citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants once it takes the reins early next year in the new Congress. A bill that would deny “birthright citizenship” to these children is expected to be introduced by the incoming chairman of the subcommittee that oversees […]

Guest Blogger Series: Congressman José E. Serrano “Never Amend the Constitution to Take Away Rights”

By Rep. José E. Serrano As an election nears, we always hear increasingly extreme rhetoric from the Republican Party on immigration.  But this time around, their fire has turned on the most vulnerable among us; the children. This shameful tactic, which is designed to fire up their most angry anti-immigrant supporters, is not even focused […]