National Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Labor and Faith Leaders Release 2014 National Immigration Score Card
GritoBlast! — National Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander groups, along with, labor and Evangelical leaders announce unprecedented alliance and civic engagement initiative, beginning with release of the 2014 National Immigration Score Card.
In the midst of a national immigration crisis and a shameful leadership vacuum on Capitol Hill, “Nowhere is the anger and disappointment with Congress more palpable than in the Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander and immigrant communities that suffer daily from the consequences of Congress’ failure to remedy the broken and immoral immigration system,” the immigration reform advocates stated.
In response, the national leaders have embarked on a broad civic engagement initiative that includes national distribution of the first-ever 2014 National Immigration Score Card that shows how Congress failed on immigration reform by refusing to bring a broad bill to the House floor, yet calling for anti-immigrant votes, such as immediately ending the DACA program and deporting DREAMers.
The scores are based on tabulations of immigration related votes and actions including cosponsorship of reform bills that include a path to citizenship and family reunification through visa reform.*The report also shows how the scores of several members were knocked down by leaders’ refusal to bring to the floor immigration legislation that could have passed the House.