Listen to an audio interview as New America Media’s Sandip Roy speaks with Frank Sharry, executive director of pro-immigration reform group America’s Voice.
Hours before Sens. Schumer and Graham presented their blueprint for immigration reform, Texas Sen. Jon Cornyn said he is committed to finding “common ground” on the issue.
President Obama once again seemed to mollify immigration reform advocates with a statement on his “strong commitment” to the issue, but he did not give them much else.
Harsh criticism of Obama for increasing enforcement and deportations. Schumer-Graham bill would include mandatory ID card.
The president will talk immigration with Sens. Schumer and Graham Monday evening, but a potentially massive march for immigration reform looms ahead.
As President Obama prepares a State of the Union address in which he may mention immigration reform, activists want to remind him that he had promised to deal with it in his first year in office.
With a lightning round of conference calls and press releases, pro-reform activists tried to tamp down gloomy predictions about the future of immigration reform in Congress after Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts. They argued that unlike the health care overhaul, this is an initiative that enjoys bipartisan support.
Republican Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts senate race is widely seen as a major blow to President Barack Obama’s hope of passing health care reform. Does this mean immigration reform –which has taken a back seat to health care since Obama took office a year ago— is dead?
Ethnic media outlets are providing a vital link to news and information about the situation in Haiti as Haitians in the U.S. scramble to learn the fate of friends and family members following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake and relief efforts are organized in communities across the U.S.
Pro-immigrant and civil rights groups from across the country will march in Phoenix this Saturday to denounce what they call the criminalization of undocumented immigrants in the area.