What immigration action looks like
Organizing for Action has been working hard to make immigration reform a reality. The Senate passed a bipartisan bill this summer — now we’re doubling down on our organizing efforts to pass reform through the House. Watch these highlights from our on-the-ground work so far, then say you’ll join this fight: barackobama.com/immigration-action
About 75 people held a rally on a recent Friday outside Republican Congressman Gary Miller’s office in Rancho Cucamonga, east of Los Angeles.
“Congressman Gary Miller, your constituents from the 31st district are holding you accountable,” a woman shouted into a microphone. “Over 50 percent of the voters in your 31st district are Latino or Asian-American immigrants.”
All Steve King’s Men
Whether comparing immigrants to dogs or accusing DREAMers of being drug mules, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) can’t see that his anti-immigrant views aren’t shared by the American people.
But King is not alone in the Republican Party. When the House votes on immigration legislation, the majority of his colleagues follow his lead 9 out of 10 times.
And when it comes to extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric, King has plenty of followers in the Republican Party.
Senator McCain: Without immigration reform ‘the Republican Party cannot win a national election’
In an interview with PBS Newshour last night, Senator John McCain conceded that Republicans cannot win a national election unless they join Congressional Democrats and President Obama in enacting comprehensive immigration reform. Senator McCain said failing to pass immigration reform would mean missing their chance at competing for Hispanic voters — something they must do in order to succeed in future presidential elections.