Tag: Obama and immigration

Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice - Photo: AV.
AudioStories

Obama Has Mojo: Health Reform’s Lessons for Immigration Reform

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.

Texas Sen. Jon Cornyn may be the 2nd GOP supporter for the immigration reform bill - Photo: Sen. Cornyn's Office

Schumer-Graham Immigration Reform Plan May Have Found 2nd GOP Supporter in Cornyn

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 promised to deal with immigration reform - Photo: The White House

News Analysis: Did Obama Manage to Defuse Next Week’s Immigration Reform March?

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.

Obama met the Alabama football team Monday, but his immigration reform briefing was cancelled - Photo: The White House.

As White House Meeting on Immigration Reform is Cancelled, Advocates Intensify Criticism of Obama

Harsh criticism of Obama for increasing enforcement and deportations. Schumer-Graham bill would include mandatory ID card.

Immigration activists marched on the Capitol last October - Photo: Jelena Kopanka/Fi2W

Obama Meeting on Immigration Reform, A Pre-Emptive Strike Against Demonstration?

The president will talk immigration with Sens. Schumer and Graham Monday evening, but a potentially massive march for immigration reform looms ahead.

Immigration reform protest outside DHS in Washington DC – Image: Video capture/The Matea Group

On Eve of State of the Union Address, Immigration Reform Activists Show Impatience With Obama

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.

Activists deny immigration reform is dead – Photo: Jelena Kopanja.

Progressive Activists React to Grim Diagnoses on Immigration Reform

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.

Senator-elect Scott Brown – Photo: State Senator Scott Brown/Flickr

With Health Care Bill Looking Shaky, What’s Left for Immigration Reform?

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?

Earthquake in Haiti – Photo: Matthew Marek/American Red Cross

Ethnic Media Provides Links to Haiti News and Relief Efforts; U.S. puts Deportations on Hold

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.

¡Si Se Puede! by Corazon Girl/Flickr

Arizona March for Immigrant Rights Draws National Support

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.