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  • America’s Voice Responds to Procedural Senate Vote On Sessions/Cruz Amendment

    Today’s immigration vote means the GOP doesn’t give a damn about Latino, Asian-American and immigrant voters…


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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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09/18/14 Following a procedural vote that failed on the Senate floor this evening, in which Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) attempted to pass a procedural motion so they could bring forward a bill that would prevent future executive action on immigration by President Obama and strip work permits from DACA recipients, Frank Sharry, […]
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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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09/19/14 President of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council Ken Palinkas made a lot of headlines this week claiming that terrorists are looking for ways to exploit our borders and sneak into the US.  As the Washington Times quoted Palinkas saying: In addition to the extremely real and serious threat that ISIS has already or will […]
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09/19/14 Today, the Democratic National Committee is hosting the Women’s Leadership Forum, featuring all-stars from President Obama to Hillary Clinton to Vice President Biden and others — making it the perfect opportunity for DREAMers and immigration reform advocates to voice their displeasure with Obama’s deportation policies and his delay on executive action.  Eight women were arrested […]
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09/19/14 When President Obama announced that he was delaying his executive action on immigration, advocacy groups slammed his decision and pointed out that Democrats will be the ones to suffer — both in 2014 and 2016, when the Democratic presidential contender will have to mobilize Latino voters while confronting Obama’s record as the “Deporter-in-Chief”. Naturally, this makes Hillary […]
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At MSNBC today, Steve Benen points out the recent election-year Republican hypocrisy behind a series of ads attacking Democrats for supporting an immigration reform bill that 14 GOP Senators voted for. First, there was Michelle Nunn, the Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia who was blasted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee for supporting S. 744, the Senate […] (09/19/14) »

Los Angeles Times: 5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration Talking Points Memo: Senate Will Vote On GOP Motion To Block Obama ‘Executive Amnesty’ Politico: Funding bill becomes immigration battle Huffington Post: Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions Fail To Force Vote On Blocking Executive Action On Immigration The Hill: Senate Dems block […] (09/19/14) »

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 […] (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 […] (09/18/14) »

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) »

Following a procedural vote that failed on the Senate floor this evening, in which Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) attempted to pass a procedural motion so they could bring forward a bill that would prevent future executive action on immigration by President Obama and strip work permits from DACA recipients, Frank Sharry, […] (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 […] (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) »