Immigration Reform Reality Check

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Victoria Defrancesco Soto: For immigration reform to become a reality it must be passed by the end of July before Congresses’ summer recess. If it is not passed by then, consider immigration reform as good as dead.

Dear GOP, Cubans Are Not Mexican

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Tina Dupuy: Cubans may speak Spanish, and be from someplace else, but their immigration experience is unique to the island they come from … and our policy toward said island.

Latinos in Obama’s Cabinet Not About Numbers

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Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Would you prefer Obama’s first term administration with two Latino cabinet members but no immigration reform and lingering economic hardship for Latinos, or a second term with no Latino cabinet members but an immigration overhaul and improvement in the economic situation of Latinos?

Rubio Cornered on Immigration

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Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Senator Rubio’s recent change in position to favor a path to citizenship puts him in a corner–he will not get the base of his party to join him and his immigration advocacy will never be as good as that of the Democrats.

Drop the “I” Word

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Unai Montes-Iruest: Welcome to the one Nation, under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All, where 96 year-old, former Arizona Governor, Mexican American, Raul Hector Castro, has already been detained three times.

The RNC’s Immigrant Tease

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Victoria Defrancesco Soto: If we are to take Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan at his word that Republicans will not duck the tough issues, then Republicans better get started on their blueprint for an effective immigration policy overhaul.

California TRUST Act Awaits Governor’s Signature

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Michele Waslin: Passage of the TRUST Act would be an important step toward mitigating the harmful impact of the Secure Communities Program (S-Comm). Immigrant advocates from across the country are calling on Gov. Brown to sign the bill into law.

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