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Obama states support for the DREAM Act during the lame duck

By | 11.16.10 | 5:26 pm

President Obama reiterated his support for the DREAM Act during a meeting this afternoon with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.Y.) and Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), all of the pro-immigration reform Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Obama said he believes Congress should act on the issue More…

Pro-immigration reform Democrats to meet with Obama

By | 11.16.10 | 9:33 am

President Obama will meet with pro-immigration reform Democrats — Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) — this afternoon to discuss immigration plans for the lame-duck session. The meeting will be a follow-up to a September meeting with the three Democrats, More…

Obama Meets With Menendez, Gutierrez and Velazquez on Immigration

By | 09.16.10 | 5:48 pm

President Obama again pledged his support for the DREAM Act during a meeting today with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), reportedly promising he will talk to senators to encourage them to vote for the act as part of More…

Obama Renews Call for Immigration Reform, Still Without a Timetable

By | 09.16.10 | 9:02 am

Obama promised immigration reform in 2008, and immigrants rights advocates have not forgotten that he broke his promise. The president attempted to play damage control yesterday at a dinner for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, blaming Republicans for the lack of reform legislation.

Velazquez, Menendez and Gutierrez on Immigration Reform

By | 09.15.10 | 2:38 pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s promise to add the DREAM Act to the defense authorization bill is good news for immigration reform advocates, but some lawmakers are pressing for more work to be done on immigration issues. Today Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), along with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) More…

Religious Groups to Pray With Lawmakers for Immigration Reform

By | 10.13.09 | 12:10 pm

Pro-immigrant religious groups with about 700 members from nine different states plan to rally this afternoon on the West Lawn of the Capitol to press for immigration reform.

Immigrants, including veterans fighting deportation, will speak at the event, as will Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who, with House and Senate allies, More…