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One Hurdle Cleared

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (11)
Immigration Reform stepped over another hurdle on May, 21, 2013, when the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Bill, thus sending it to the full Senate for debate. Keep the pressure upon your Representatives, this Bill should become law.

I Fear...

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (4)
...that given the conservative nature of this 112th Congress, Immigration Reform passage is in peril. My suspecting instinct tells me that friends of Immigration Reform should consider with emphasis the 2014 Congressional races. The 2014 Races appear to be the best possible vehicle to getting the President's agenda pass. Those of us who support President Obama need to take stock, and  to face up to reality - the conservative Republicans will entrenched themselves as continued barriers to any progressive agenda. The only way to defeat them is at the polls in 2014, so that we may attain a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives. I believe these Republicans are adamant in their quests to minimize the legacy of our 44th President. To fellow progressives I say, let's look to 2014, let's gird and prep ourselves, let's hit the pavements of America one more time to salvage a lasting beneficial legacy of our 44th. Amen!

Keep up the pressure

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM Comments comments (3)
Immigration Reform continues in the mark-up process in the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. Will there be a vote by the full Senate in May? The odds say no. The Congress will recess for Memorial Day Holiday very soon. In June, the Immigration Reform Bill should advance to the full Senate for further debate and possible amendments. Should the Bill make it to Conference Committee in the Congress some time in June, the odds suggest there will not be any new legislation passed this summer, thus Immigration Reform might have to wait until Fall for a full vote and possible passage.

Here We Go

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 10:34 AM Comments comments (5)
I trust that all mothers had a wonderful fulfilling Sunday. Remember your work is never done. Continue to nurture and encourage for with you none is possible.
 
Immigration Reform debates continue this week and here's to hoping meaningful progress is met. 

It Starts

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (5)
The cat is out of the bag on Immigration Reform. Conservative Republicans in the US Senate have started adding their 'diez centavos' to the proposed Immigration Reform Bill before the Judiciary Committee. Numerous amendments to the Bill have been put forward. The debate starts, the waiting begins, the hope remains and the patience of proponents wanes. Engage your Representatives at all levels, the time for Reform is now. Live well friends. Keep the faith. Democracy thrives.

Support for Immigration Reform

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 7:34 PM Comments comments (2)
In a meeting with OFA supporters today on Capitol Hill, Marvin Figueroa, an aide to Virginia Senator Mark Warner, confirmed to us present that the Senior Senator from Virginia supports Immigration Reform. This is definitely good news because both Virginia Senators have now endorsed Immigration Reform.

Keeping the Faith

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 11:02 AM Comments comments (5)
Thanks to Virginia Senator Tim Kaine's aide, Maribel Ramos, those of us who met with her yesterday at the Senator's Office, came away with our faith in Immigration Reform still in tact. Now if only we could get the other 99 Senators and 435 representatives to follow suit, Immigration Reform would be ok. 

It Lives

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM Comments comments (9)
So far, so good; it looks like Immigration reform is still alive. Looks like the Bill will enter the Senate Judiciary Committee sometime next week. Hopefully the Bill will exit the Committee within three weeks and we'll see where things go from there. Keep the faith friends, get involved, engage your Congress persons.

Awaiting Immigration Reform

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (2)
The word came down early this afternoon that the Immigration Reform Rally that had been planned for May 2, at the US Capitol, has been canceled. No reason has yet been given, but I could feel skepticism beginning to take hold with regards to any soon fix to the immigration question. Those close to me could testify that I am the staunchest supporter of Immigration Reform, but at this stage; I question,  should we shelve what's been offered? I submit that this matter could best be resolved in a Democrat majority House of Representatives. 
 
To this end, I say we suck it up and concentrate on the 2014 Congressional races. This present Republican control House of Representatives will impede as much as they can of President Obama's agenda. I believe the only way we can give this President the opportunity to make a mark on the free World as we know it, is to render onto him a Democratic Majority in the House of Representatives. Discuss and consider as you may

Let It Ride

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (6)
The time is neigh, the opportunity is here; proponents of immigration reform must lend their voices to the ensuing debate on the proposed legislation.