Sunday, November 17, 2019

Latino Republicans Concerned with Trump’s Immigration Plan

On Wednesday, the White House announced its support for a new immigration overhaul proposal that will reduce legal immigration over the next 10 years by half through massive restrictions on who enters the country. Latino Republicans are expressing concerns over the perils of Trump’s hardline position, claiming it will have repercussions for not only him […]

Infamously Anti-immigrant GOP Senator Introduces New Immigration Enforcement Bill

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, notoriously outspoken on issues of immigration, introduced yesterday the Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act to prevent “the planned and sustained dismantlement of immigration enforcement in America.” The bill, named after two police officers who died in a 2014 shootout […]

Senate GOP picks two of the most anti-immigration members to head subcommittee on immigration

As the State of the Union fever begins to fade from headlines, Senate Republicans reignited tensions over immigration after remaining largely silent following President Obama’s national address Tuesday. The appointments of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as chair of the Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on immigration and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) as deputy chair, cement the GOP’s […]

Undocumented Workers Targeted by Iowa Bill

On Monday, an Iowa House panel approved an anti-immigration bill that would authorize individuals to report an employer they suspect of hiring undocumented workers. Adam Mason, the State Policy Director for Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, believes the bill is similar to the harsh anti-immigrant laws in Arizona and Alabama, and as in those states, […]

First Latina Governor Issues Harsh Executive Order on Immigration Reform

New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez issued an executive order this week that requires state law enforcement to question the immigration status of criminal suspects.  Martinez made national headlines last fall after being elected the first Latina governor in the nation’s history. Now, she has also become the latest player to endorse Arizona style anti-immigration.  […]