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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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11/24/14 Since President Obama’s executive action announcement, we’ve been collecting notes on how Republican members of Congress and their right-wing base have responded to the news.  There’s been talk of impeachment, imprisonment, war, and ethnic cleansing — and Congress isn’t even in session.  Here’s what conservatives and anti-immigrant extremists have been saying in the last few days: Politico got […]
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11/24/14 This morning, Presente.org, NALACC, Mi Familia Vota, and Latino Decisions released a new poll of Latino voters on President Obama’s new executive action for immigrants — and the findings should scare the heck out of Republicans.  While both Republican members of Congress and the right-wing base are losing it over Obama’s announcement, fully 89% of Latino voters support the executive […]
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11/24/14 Speaker John Boehner posted some Republican talking points on his Facebook page re: President Obama’s executive action for immigrants, but the response is probably not what he hoped for.  Here’s what he posted: The president has said before that he’s not king and he’s not an emperor, but he’s sure acting like one.  Watch my video message […]
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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes made a valiant effort to get a straight answer out of Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) this weekend, when Hayes asked Brooks what his exact position on immigration reform is and whether he supports the mass deportation of the 11 million immigrants already here. The result, captured by Crooks and Liars, is must-watch.  Brooks […] (11/24/14) »

AP: Playbook For GOP To Defuse Immigration Issue Found In Colorado Washington Post :The next battle in the war over deportations Bloomberg: Is Immigration Obama’s Last Big Thing? CBS News: Obama announces immigration action to allow millions to stay in US (VIDEO) Washington Times: Lindsey Graham slams own GOP on immigration: ‘Shame on us’ Huffington […] (11/24/14) »

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 […] (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, […] (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 […] (11/21/14) »

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) »

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) »