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  • America’s Voice Reacts to News of Executive Action Delay

    We are bitterly disappointed in the President and we are bitterly disappointed in the Senate Democrats. We advocates didn’t make the reform promise; we just made the mistake of believing it. The President and Senate Democrats have chosen politics over people; the status quo over solving real problems.  


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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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  • The Great Anti-Immigrant August Flop

    Despite efforts from the usual anti-immigrant groups, the anti-immigrant presence at rallies, town halls, and other events this summer have just been lackluster.  At the same time, DREAMers are putting Republicans  who oppose them in tough spots….


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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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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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09/12/14 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 […]
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09/17/14 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 […]
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09/16/14 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 […]
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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 […]
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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) »

Vox: Watch Hillary Clinton give the wrong answer to angry immigration advocates Newsmax: Poll: Battleground States Frown on Obama’s Immigration Approach Politico: Hillary Clinton dodges questions from DREAMers Huffington Post: Dreamers Demand Immigration Answers From Hillary Clinton In Iowa MSNBC: Immigration activists put Democrats on notice The Hill: Activists praise Sanders, criticize Clinton on immigration […] (09/16/14) »

Republicans are dead to Latino voters, between their inaction on immigration reform and their multiple votes to end DACA and deport DREAMers, while Democrats have been on blast for delaying executive action on deportations.  Today, nearly 50 immigrant and Latino advocacy organizations launched Hispanic Heritage Month of Action to remind both parties of the importance and priorities […] (09/15/14) »

In Ohio, Marinela Martinez-Magana’s troubles started because she was trying to follow the law.  The 27-year-old mother of three, was in court to pay a traffic ticket when she was arrested by ICE agents.  Her deportation away from her husband and children is now imminent. Marinela is from El Salvador, and was sent here with […] (09/15/14) »

This summer, DREAMers have put elected officials of both parties on notice, calling out Republicans for their votes against DACA and Democrats for the President’s recording-breaking deportations.  Hillary Clinton, though not an elected official, became their latest target when she visited the Harkin Steak Fry in Iowa this weekend and met DREAMers who asked her about Obama’s immigration delay. “Yay” she said, […] (09/15/14) »

The Economist: Let the right ones in U.S. News & World Report: For Colorado GOP, Outreach to Latinos Isn’t an Option, It’s Essential Stabroeck News (Guyana – Letter to the Editor): Caribbean people are disappointed by Obama’s postponement of executive action on undocumented immigrants MSNBC: Deportations in US in sharp decline Washington Post: Obama losing […] (09/15/14) »

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) »

National Immigration Advocates and Ohio Families Decry Political Gamesmanship, Highlight Real Human Costs of Obama’s Delay To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. With President Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the hopes of thousands of American families facing deportation were dashed. On a press […] (09/09/14) »