Obama Speaks on Immigration Reform in El Paso

By: Tuesday May 10, 2011 12:47 pm

The President’s remarks on immigration reform, happening live from El Paso, Texas right now, reflect a return to promises made during the 2008 campaign, with the experience of a Presidency that has focused on border and workplace enforcement and deportations more than building the coalition for reform. I’m going to put the entire, 3,300-plus word [...]

Obama’s Immigration Speech Assigns Blame to GOP

By: Thursday July 1, 2010 10:45 am

President Obama delivered a long speech today at American University, arguing for a comprehensive immigration bill in an address seemingly designed to put pressure on Republicans for opposing such reforms. The address began with the President listing the numerous accomplishments from immigrants throughout history, from “Andrew Carnegie’s U.S. Steel and Sergey Brin’s Google,” to the [...]

Deportations Under Obama Rise in 2009-2010

By: Thursday May 20, 2010 1:52 pm

When Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed a joint session of Congress today and denounced the Arizona immigration law, even some Republicans cheered (the same cannot be said of Calderon’s call for Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban). See, Republicans – unless they’re so teabagged into submission like John McCain – want to maintain at [...]

The Truth About Immigration, the Border and Jobs

By: Sunday May 16, 2010 5:06 pm

Former half-term Governor Sarah Palin defended Arizona’s immigration law today. That sentence is about as much attention to her views as is deserved. (UPDATE: Except for TBogg’s whack at it.) I would rather point to a series of new studies showing that the law was birthed in and supported by ignorance of the reality at [...]

Reid-Schumer-Menendez: Democrats Start Writing Their Own Immigration Bill

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 7:20 am

Three leading Democrats – the Majority Leader, the former head of the DSCC and the current head – have begun to write an immigration bill that they could bring up for debate in the summer, after financial reform and possibly a climate and energy bill are completed. Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and Bob Menendez would [...]

Immigrants Rights Coalition Demands End To Deportations, Comprehensive Reform Now

By: Monday March 8, 2010 9:22 am

A coalition of grassroots immigrant rights groups held a press event in Washington today to criticize the Obama Administration for escalating immigrant deportations and call for an immediate end to all of them until the government enacts comprehensive immigration reform. Angelica Salas, the executive director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, [...]

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