Sunday, June 20, 2021

Obama heads to Miami to pressure GOP on immigration in exclusive Town Hall

In what has become a week of tough stances and staunch rhetoric, President Obama is following up his Monday proposal for stricter rules for financial brokers on Wall Street and his Tuesday veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline with an exclusive town hall meeting in Miami, sponsored by Telemundo, to enlist his strong Latino base […]

Comentarios from Maria: Republicans have dug their own political grave upon suspending the President’s executive actions

Republicans have gone from bad to worse. On Tuesday night, February 17, a federal judge in Texas, Andrew Hanen, responding to the demand initiated by the GOP against President Obama, decided to temporarily suspend the President’s executive actions that would have provided protection to five million undocumented immigrants just one day before the program was […]

Immigration Executive Actions halted: Obama, Latino groups react

The Obama Administration on Tuesday was forced to postpone the implementation of the President’s Executive Action that would have allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to begin applying for work permits and legal protection. Just one day before they were set to go into effect, Andrew Hanen, Federal Judge for the Southern District of […]

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 […]

First Lady invites DREAMer as guest to State of the Union

Last night’s State of the Union address featured a narrative centered on tax reform, trade, national security, climate change and, of course, immigration reform. To drive home President Obama’s many talking points, the First Lady invited Ana Zamora, a Texas college student and DREAMer, to join her as a guest for the event. “My parents […]

Comentarios from Maria: Republicans Play Russian Roulette with our National Security

First, I send my heartfelt condolences to families in Paris after last week’s horrific terrorist attacks. As a nation, we are always reminded of the ever-present and growing threat of terrorism that exists around the world. Taking these resurgent threats into account, it is alarming, shocking and irresponsible that the Republicans in the House of […]

Today: President Obama discusses immigration, other issues with Republican Congressional leaders

With a newly minted Republican Congress back to business as usual, President Obama will meet today with its new leaders to discuss immigration reform and other pressing matters. The Congressional changing of the guard is highlighted by this first official sit-down, where finding consensus amid divisive rhetoric and alternating political threats tops today’s agenda. The immigration […]

Guest Bloggers: Marshall Fitz and Patrick Oakford “Yes, Delay on Passing Immigration Reform Does Cost Us $37 Million Per Day”

Over 17 months ago, the Senate passed S. 744, a comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform bill. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office conducted an analysis on the economic and fiscal impacts this bill would have on the United States if it were enacted. The CBO found that S.744 would lead to a 3.3 percent increase in GDP […]

Comentarios from Maria: Democrats Give Republicans Last Chance to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Last week we celebrated the one year anniversary of the introduction of the Immigration Reform bill in the Senate. In addition, the main sponsors of the HR15-immigration bill, introduced by Democrats in the House of Representatives in October of last year, announced a new strategy to demand action from the Republicans in the House of Representatives […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Immigration Reform Must Be Priority”

The “leaders” we elect to represent us in Congress should have the ability to chew gum and walk at the same time. A recent article in Politico.com suggested that due to the problems facing the country with regards to Syria and the national budget, immigration reform is dead- at least for the next two years.  I find […]