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Immigration Reform Office Hours

Will California Republicans Lead National Party Forward on Immigration? Today, on a press call with reporters, immigration reform leaders and elected officials discussed recent polls conducted by Magellan Strategies in three Republican-held congressional districts in California: CD-10 (Denham), CD-21 (Valadao) and CD-22 (Nunes). Moderated by Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, today’s call featured … Continue reading »

By the Numbers: Key Immigration-Related Promises & Consequences

Below are some of the key numbers associated with the immigration reform debate, including a recap of past promises and a reminder of the human and political consequences of the current impasse. The Legislative Promise 337: The number of days since Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said to ABC News, regarding immigration, “This issue has been … Continue reading »

New District-Level Polls & Analysis Make it Clear GOP has to Lead on Immigration Reform

Several new analyses and polls demonstrate that for a growing number of House Republicans and the Republican Party as a whole, immigration reform is not just the right thing to do, but also a matter of political survival. According to Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: We are closing in on those Republicans who are at … Continue reading »

Time for Pro-Immigration Reform GOPers to Turn Rhetoric Into Action

House Republican Supporters of Reform Need to Ratchet Up Pressure on GOP Leadership by Sponsoring HR15 or Producing Their Own Proposal on the 11 Million  Yesterday’s pro-immigration reform rally on the National Mall drew over 10,000 people and was concluded by the arrest of over 200 activists and eight Members of Congress in an act … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “11 Million Reasons” Behind Today’s Civil Disobedience Arrest

America’s Voice Founder and Executive Director Frank Sharry was one of 200 individuals arrested today as part of an immigration-related civil disobedience at the U.S. Capitol.  The arrests, which followed a major rally on the National Mall and march to the Capitol featuring tens of thousands of participants, included Members of Congress and leaders from … Continue reading »

The Federal Government is Shut Down; The Immigration Reform Movement is Not

Policy Victories in California and Powerful Rallies Across the Country Underscore Growing Strength of Immigration Movement  With the federal government shut down and Washington characterized by dysfunction and policy stalemates, the immigration reform movement serves as a welcome contrast.  Just this past weekend alone, the immigration movement achieved important policy victories in California while flexing … Continue reading »

Office Hours/Google Hangout: House Immigration Reform Bill – H.R. 15

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Advocates Discuss H.R. 15 and Upcoming Actions Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and immigration reform advocates held a Google+ Hangout hosted by America’s Voice to discuss the latest developments on immigration in Washington, DC and throughout the nation. This week, 120 Democrats introduced a comprehensive immigration bill, … Continue reading »

No More Excuses for Nevada Lawmakers Anxious For Immigration Reform

We Need Strong Action from Amodei and Heck, Not Fig Leafs The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: It’s time for Nevada Republican Congressen Mark Amodei and Joe Heck to step up on immigration reform, and they know it. Their talk of introducing their own piecemeal bills rings hollow.  … Continue reading »

With Immigration Bill Introduced in the House, No Excuses Left for Republicans who Support Immigration Reform

The Time Has Come For House GOP members Who Endorse Path to Citizenship to Become Cosponsors In the middle of the latest D.C. crisis, immigration reform continues its relentless move forward.  And, while pundits scramble to tally Republican votes for a “clean CR,” we already know the votes exist to pass reform in the House. … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Applauds the Introduction of Immigration Bill in the House

Every Provision Has Bipartisan Support; It’s Put Up or Shut Up Time for Speaker Boehner Today, House Democrats introduced a comprehensive immigration bill that draws on the bill approved on a bipartisan basis in the Senate, and on the McCaul-Thompson border security bill approved on a bipartisan basis by the House Homeland Security Committee. Said … Continue reading »