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  • Frank Sharry on Executive Action: “The Biggest Victory for Immigrants and Their Allies in 25 Years”

    With the details of the president’s immigration executive action now public, Frank Sharry of America’s Voice shares his reflections…


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  • Resources for Executive Action

    An archive page on everything you need to know about President Obama’s upcoming administrative relief…


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  • Six Reasons Executive Action on Immigration is Good for America

    Despite the threats and overheated claims by Republicans, executive action on immigration would be a good thing for the country.  America’s Voice offers six reasons why President Obama should deliver…


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  • When Good Politics Meets the Right Thing to Do: Four Key Points About Immigration Executive Action

    President Obama’s pledge to take executive action on immigration is center stage in post-election Washington.  Here are four key points to understand…


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  • Immigration in the 2014 Elections: Three Takeaways and One Lesson

    2014 was a wave election, but it wasn’t a referendum on immigration. Here are three takeaways and one lesson for both parties to learn as they turn to governing and the 2016 elections…


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11/21/14 Last night, President Obama announced historic first steps to begin fixing our broken immigration system, and today he again reiterated his commitment to keep our families together in front of a rally in Las Vegas, NV. With Congressional Republicans refusing to budge on allowing a vote on the Senate’s bipartisan immigration bill for almost a […]
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11/21/14 The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to President Obama’s speech today in Las Vegas: The President’s action to recognize the humanity of millions of hardworking men and women is the most powerful affirmation of the American Dream in a generation.  It is not an unprecedented action, […]
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11/21/14 It’s been an amazing and exhausting week. The President’s action to recognize the humanity of millions of hardworking men and women is the most powerful affirmation of the American Dream in a generation. Over the last two days we’ve seen a number of amazing and inspirational images on Twitter of reactions to President Barack Obama’s […]
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11/21/14 President Obama followed up last night’s speech on executive action with one in Las Vegas today, at Del Sol High School, where he kicked off a push for legislative immigration reform almost two years ago.  We the People Rising, the extremist anti-immigrant group that was responsible for the ugly Murrieta, CA protests earlier this year, […]
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11/21/14 Opponents of immigration reform like to treat Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio as some kind of tough-guy hero — Fox News today cut coverage of President Obama’s Nevada speech to switch to an interview with Arpaio.  And today, Arpaio became one of the first to announce that he will be filing a lawsuit against Obama over the […]
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The executive order President Obama announced yesterday wasn’t perfect — it will leave out millions of immigrants who deserve to be protected — but it was a significant first step toward permanent relief for America’s undocumented.  Coast to coast last night, from Los Angeles to Oregon to New York and Washington, DC, hundreds of immigrants […] (11/21/14) »

Today, Americans United for Change announced a new TV ad called ‘Leadership’ in support of President Obama’s executive action. The ad features former President Ronald Reagan who in 1986 exercised executive action to defer deportation of hundreds of thousands of undocumented workers.  As House Republicans have refused to take any action on immigration reform of their own or to vote […] (11/21/14) »

President Obama announced his long-awaited executive action for immigrants last night and Republicans and conservatives, well, let’s just say they are not taking it well.  Commentators and legal experts concur that President Obama is well within his legal authority, and that yesterday’s executive order is no different from moves taken by former Presidents Ronald Reagan or George Bush and every other president […] (11/21/14) »

Last night, Rep. Luis Gutierrez released English and Spanish-language videos celebrating President Barack Obama’s historic plan to protect millions of immigrant families from deportation: “We did it. We have fought side-by-side, we have cried together, and now we celebrate with joy, emotion, and gratitude. I see the faces of parents who will finally have the […] (11/21/14) »

Boston Globe: Defying GOP, Obama acts on immigration Huffington Post: Immigration Activists Celebrate Bittersweet Victory After Obama Grants Relief McClatchy: Obama moves ahead on immigration overhaul Financial Times: Obama to shield 5m from deportation risk Newsweek: ‘Deporter in Chief’ No More: Obama Announces Relief for Millions of Immigrants CBS4 (Denver): Denver Immigrants, Activists Hail Obama’s […] (11/21/14) »

As prepared for delivery: My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.  It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial.  It has shaped our character as a people with limitless […] (11/20/14) »

The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to President Obama’s speech today in Las Vegas: The President’s action to recognize the humanity of millions of hardworking men and women is the most powerful affirmation of the American Dream in a generation.  It is not an unprecedented action, […] (11/21/14) »

President Obama announced his long-awaited executive action for immigrants last night and Republicans and conservatives, well, let’s just say they are not taking it well.  Commentators and legal experts concur that President Obama is well within his legal authority, and that yesterday’s executive order is no different from moves taken by former Presidents Ronald Reagan or George Bush and every other president […] (11/21/14) »

With the details of the president’s immigration executive action now public, Frank Sharry of America’s Voice shares his reflections: This is the biggest victory for immigrants and their allies in the past 25 years.  We rejoice with the millions who can come forward, get a work permit and live without fear. Giving some 5 million […] (11/20/14) »

Real Issue Remains: GOP Has No Plan to Solve the Problem of 11 Million Undocumented People Despite partisan handwringing and Republicans’ overheated rhetoric, President Obama’s impending immigration announcement is a sensible application of the chief executive’s inherent authority on immigration.  The legal case is clear and, in fact, every president since Eisenhower has taken executive […] (11/20/14) »

Tonight, President Obama will announce a sweeping executive action that will change life for millions of immigrant families.  While advocates are beginning to celebrate, opponents of immigration reform are beginning to lose it completely. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) likened Obama’s executive action to the Japanese internment camp order. In an interview with USA Today, Sen. Tom Coburn […] (11/20/14) »

Over the past 60 years, every President has taken immigration-related executive actions – a total of 39 different occasions.  Both Ronald Reagan and President George H. W. Bush took executive action on immigration, with the Bush Administration issuing a Family Fairness policy that allowed 1.5 million spouses and children of legalized immigrants – approximately 40% […] (11/19/14) »