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  • If Obama Doesn’t Announce Executive Action Soon, Families Like Pedro’s Will Suffer

    Ohio father is the sole caretaker of a 25-year-old son with severe cerebral palsy, but Pedro will be deported if Obama doesn’t act soon…


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  • “I Don’t Want My Husband to be Deported”: Families Tell Obama Why He Must Act on Immigration

    We wanted to hear directly from people affected why the President should act. Here are submissions from all over the country…


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  • Arguments for President Obama to Take Executive Action on Immigration

    Our list of the top legal, political, and policy arguments for President Obama to use his presidential powers…


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  • New Scorecard Shows House Republicans on Wrong Side of Latino and Immigrant Voters

    America’s Voice scorecard summarizes the actions and voting record of 12 select House Republicans, including many who call themselves immigration reform supporters…


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  • President Obama Takes Charge of the Immigration Debate

    When the President follows through, and if the executive action is robust, the differences between the two parties on an issue that mobilizes the fastest growing groups of new voters in the country will be cemented for a generation…


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09/18/14 Support for Legal Status, Path to Citizenship and Immigration Reform Remain Strong, Especially When Given Details Five public polls that included questions regarding immigration policy have been released in the past week.  Three were national polls, sponsored by the New York Times/CBS News, Washington Post/ABC News and NBC News/Wall Street Journal (with a Latino voter […]
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09/16/14 Frustration and anger can translate into inaction and paralysis, or they can fuel change. I prefer the second option because if participation of Hispanics in elections were equivalent to our population numbers, we’d be in a very different place, especially if we voted in larger numbers on every level, not just in the presidential elections, […]
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09/18/14 Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus adopted a resolution calling on the President to take executive action to address aspects of the nation’s broken immigration system after Election Day.  The resolution was approved by the two-thirds majority required for the Caucus to adopt resolutions. Rep, Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) said: The CHC is united in expressing the deep […]
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09/18/14 It’s been a year since we stopped Pedro’s deportation. But when his renewal came up this year, immigration officials denied it and are trying deport him instead. Pedro could have been eligible for the relief President Obama had been considering, but now that he’s said he won’t act until the end of the year, Seleste […]
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09/18/14 The Senate, via last year’s bipartisan supermajority vote in favor of comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, has already spoken about its policy preferences for immigrants  and DREAMers.  But apparently that’s not enough for Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who today is trying to pull a Steve King by pushing the Senate toward a vote […]
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More than 200 police jurisdictions nationwide have ended their cooperation with automatic ICE holds, and Long Island is now one of them. Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco this week ended his department’s cooperation with ICE holds, in which immigrants who are detained by police traffic or other minor violations are automatically detained until immigration officials can pick […] (09/18/14) »

Fusion: 5 races where immigration matters VOXXI: Dolores Huerta: Obama was right in delaying action on immigration NBC News: Wilmer Valerrama: Voting Is A Tribute To Your Culture EFE: Wilmer Valderrama Blasts Obama, Democrats For Inaction On Immigration Washington Examiner: Guatemalan violence may spark new wave of illegal immigration to the U.S. National Journal: Republicans […] (09/18/14) »

YubaNet (California – Opinion): Op-Ed: Lynn Tramonte: California’s Prop 187 Relegated to History Books: Will Obama and Democrats Read the Whole Chapter? Wall Street Journal: Hispanic Caucus Backs Off Thanksgiving Deadline on Immigration BuzzFeed: Unpersuaded By White House, Hispanic Caucus Set To Demand Obama Act On Immigration After Election NBC News: Getting Latinos To the […] (09/17/14) »

The following is a press release from Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer‘s office: Over a year after the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill with a strong bipartisan vote of 68-32, House Republicans have yet to take action to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. Despite their empty rhetoric about immigration reform being a top priority, House […] (09/16/14) »

If Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) runs for president in 2016, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that one of the issues he’ll he demagoguing on is immigration. Cruz has already spent a considerable amount of time this month railing about executive action on immigration reform.  He called a press conference demanding that the President end his deferred […] (09/16/14) »

It might be a symbolic gesture at this point, but in the immigration debate symbolism matters.  California’s notoriously anti-immigrant Proposition 187—the ballot initiative that spawned a movement and inspired untold numbers of leaders to enter organizing and politics—has been removed from California state law. It was already unenforceable thanks to the courts, but now that […] (09/16/14) »

Support for Legal Status, Path to Citizenship and Immigration Reform Remain Strong, Especially When Given Details Five public polls that included questions regarding immigration policy have been released in the past week.  Three were national polls, sponsored by the New York Times/CBS News, Washington Post/ABC News and NBC News/Wall Street Journal (with a Latino voter […] (09/18/14) »

Frustration and anger can translate into inaction and paralysis, or they can fuel change. I prefer the second option because if participation of Hispanics in elections were equivalent to our population numbers, we’d be in a very different place, especially if we voted in larger numbers on every level, not just in the presidential elections, […] (09/16/14) »

It’s been about a week since President Obama announced that he would delay his anticipated executive action on immigration reform, and the President has come under severe criticism for his delay.  Spanish-language media, immigration reform advocates, TV show hosts, and members of Congress have all blasted Obama for his perceived prioritization of politics over relief for millions […] (09/12/14) »

For those still wondering why the Latino community and immigration activists and allies are so frustrated by President Obama’s announced delay on immigration executive action, Joe Sudbay’s piece “Democrats Can’t Keep Ignoring Immigrants and Their Allies” is a must-read.  Joe, a friend of the immigration reform community and an advisor to America’s Voice, authored a […] (09/11/14) »

Leading editorial boards are decrying the decision by President Obama to delay executive action on immigration, citing how political fears have triumphed over the pressing need for immigration policy changes. A New York Times editorial, “Another Broken Promise on Immigration,” reads in part: The real reason [for delaying executive action], Mr. Obama’s aides have acknowledged, […] (09/10/14) »

As they were scuttling action on immigration by the President “by the end of summer,” Senators like Mark Pryor (D-AR), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Angus King (I-ME) and others said reform should be worked out in Congress.  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) picked up the mantle, asserting that the House of Representatives could pass […] (09/09/14) »