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    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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  • Key Election Eve Results Now Available for Huge Latino Voter Poll

    Election eve polling of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in key 2014 states provides new insights into Latino voter behavior in the 2014 elections.


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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 […]
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11/19/14 So far, all that we know about this week’s huge executive action news is that President Obama will be making a speech tomorrow night — followed by another speech on Friday.  Who exactly the executive action will cover isn’t official yet, though news reports are estimating 4-5 million immigrants.  And we don’t know when implementation […]
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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. In an interview with USA Today, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) warned that Obama’s executive action could prompt “instances of anarchy…you could see violence.” […]
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11/20/14 Progressive advocacy groups representing millions of Americans are delivering more than 260,000 petitions to the White House today urging the president to take bold executive action to offer relief to aspiring Americans. The groups are urging the president to keep his promise and use his legal authority to take bold executive action on immigration by […]
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11/20/14 Bloomberg: Immigration Reform Is Just Too Hard for Congress Daily Beast: The Coming GOP Freakout Over Immigration Huffington Post: Immigration Advocates Brace For Big Win, Then Backlash Washington Post: Obama to detail his executive action on immigration, setting up clash with GOP PBS Newshour: Debating the implications if Obama acts on immigration Newsweek: Coming Thursday: […]
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Cross-posted from Latino Decisions In January 2013, President Obama chose Del Sol High School in Las Vegas to make his remarks outlining his administration’s comprehensive immigration reform principles. Part victory rally, part policy speech, the event was a clear thank-you to the state’s Latino and organized-labor communities for their 2012 support and a down payment […] (11/19/14) »

Watch below as former RNC Chair Michael Steele tells Republicans to “get a grip” on immigration.  “You’re sounding tone-deaf,” he counsels them, before advising them to pass the Senate immigration bill as a response to Obama’s executive action plans.  “You have the solution in your hand.” (Steele is right: extremist Republicans like Michele Bachmann have already begun […] (11/19/14) »

On the Senate floor, @SenatorBoxer brought out a chart w/ all the executive actions taken on #immigration since 1956. pic.twitter.com/ImSzyzGdMt — Immigration Policy (@ImmPolicyCenter) November 19, 2014 (11/19/14) »

As news swirls today about President Obama’s impending executive action — scheduled to be announced tomorrow — Rep. Luis Gutierrez joined immigrant farm, food, and commercial workers from across the country to remind Americans of the people behind our Thanksgiving meals and to call on Obama to deliver the most inclusive announcement possible.  Immigrant workers were […] (11/19/14) »

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) »

Today, Senators Richard Blumnethal (D-CT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) sent their own letter to Obama asking the president to use his executive authority on immigration, thereby bolstering law enforcement and enhancing public safety.  The letter comes a day after a similar effort from different Democratic Senators, and a week after such a move from House Democrats. […] (11/18/14) »

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. In an interview with USA Today, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) warned that Obama’s executive action could prompt “instances of anarchy…you could see violence.” […] (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) »

With the debate over immigration executive action in full swing, here are three key points regarding public opinion and the polling instruments used to measure it: 1)      If you ask a misleading question, you’ll get an inaccurate response.  Polling from USA Today released this week asks, “Should President Obama take executive action this year to […] (11/18/14) »

Despite the threats and overheated claims by Republicans, executive action on immigration would be a good thing for the country.  Below, America’s Voice offers six reasons why President Obama should follow through on his pledge and deliver: 1.  Someone needs to do something productive on immigration.  Since Republicans have refused to deliver on a legislative […] (11/17/14) »

As we wait for President Obama to announce his plans for executive action on immigration, anti-immigrant Republicans are in full battle mode. They are spitting out talking points designed to undermine the President — without taking any responsibility for their own failures on the issue. Some pundits still seem to think bipartisanship is possible — because […] (11/17/14) »