House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hugs office cleaner Silvia Mota after meeting with local advocates for immigration reform at 32BJ-headquarters on March 31, 2014 in New York City. A discharge petition was launched last Wednesday by House Democrats, demanding a vote on comprehensive immigration reform. The contentious issue has returned to the spotlight ahead of the November elections. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

PELOSI: 'RACE' A FACTOR IN GOP IMMIGRATION OPPOSITION

theGRIO REPORT - Pelosi's comments reflect what a commonly held belief on Capitol Hill, which is that because immigration reform is framed as a Latino issue nationwide, many Republicans who come from districts with a small number of Hispanic people don't have an incentive to back it...
Chirlane McCray watches as William Bratton is named to lead the New York Police Department by New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on December 5, 2013 in New York City. Bratton was police commissioner in New York in the mid-1990s and had been considered a front-runner for the job, He will return to a city that is experiencing historically low crime rates. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC'S NEW FIRST LADY TALKS IMMIGRATION

theGRIO REPORT - In her first speaking appearance since her husband, Mayor Bill de Blasio, was sworn into office earlier this month, Chirlane McCray, the first lady of New York City, addressed a crowd of hundreds in Brooklyn to support a new immigration initiative...