Congressional Black Caucus members continue to unite around immigrant relief, especially following the recent harsh treatment of Haitian migrants by ICE and Border Patrol agents.
On Friday Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and six other House Democrats from New York signed on to a letter urging the Democratic leadership in Congress to include immigration provisions in the sprawling social spending plan being negotiated on Capitol Hill.
Unless Padilla or the other Latino senators take a hard line on immigration reform, a legalization bill is unlikely to be enacted during the current Congress.
Hundreds of protesters turned up at Lafayette Square in front of the White House on Thursday for a midday “escalation rally” for immigrant rights. Dozens were arrested.
“I considered myself a DREAMer,” says Dip Patel, 25, founder of Improve the Dream, an organization advocating for immigrant youth who grew up as dependents of long-term visa holders but then lose their legal status in the United States when they turn 21 years old.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) tells Latino Rebels that immigration reform is “too big” to fit into the massive social spending bill currently being negotiated by Congressional Democrats on Capitol Hill.
Bogotá-born and raised, Juan Daniel Pachón Silva escaped the civil war in Colombia not a moment too soon.
Asked by Latino Rebels for a crowd count, a rally organizer said, “I don’t know, but this is way bigger than we expected.”
Two Congressional Hispanic Caucus stalwarts in the House of Representatives are tying their votes on Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget deal to immigration reform.
“For me, this ruling does not mean that this process is over. We’re not going to take ‘no’ for an answer,” Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Democrats returned to Capitol Hill this week, where they expressed confidence in the prospects of passing a legalization program for up to eight million immigrants through the budget deal currently making its way through both chambers of Congress.
“You don’t have to do what the Parliamentarian says,” a senior aide familiar with the Democrats’ budget reconciliation strategy told Latino Rebels on Wednesday. “It’s just practice to do so.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill this week as congressional committees take the formal steps to advance the various components of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation proposal.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ivelisse Alexandra Porroa-García is a Latina outwardly brimming with a self-confidence that allows her to operate as a top legislative staffer in the Capitol, but she says her main insecurity at work is her Peruvian accent.
The House of Representatives was back in the Capitol on Tuesday where Latino Rebels asked members about the future of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional Progressive Staff Association (CPSA) claims 580 members just 11 weeks after the group received June approval as an official staff association, Latino Rebels has learned.
“One of the ways that [a pathway to citizenship] can be included [in budget reconciliation] is in some of the essential worker and frontline worker provisions that we saw in our first reconciliation package with the American Rescue Plan,” Ocasio-Cortez told LR outside the House chamber after votes on Monday.
“What better way to address DACA than by having the person who issued the executive order that created the program?” Francisco López told Latino Rebels.
“I’m grateful for all [Veronica’s] continued work in my office,” Booker said in a statement to Latino Rebels. “Her presence and leadership style are rooted in love and compassion and it allows her to see things differently than most.
“In terms of ICE’s specific budget [for 2022], I can’t tell you if it increased or whether it stays the same,” House Homeland Security chair Bennie Thompson (D-MI) told Latino Rebels last month in the Speaker’s lobby.
“We’d like to make it as robust as possible,” Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) told Latino Rebels in the Senate tunnels on Tuesday afternoon.