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ICYMI: New York Times’ Linda Greenhouse Blasts 5th Circuit Ruling on Immigration

New Column Urges Supreme Court to Take Up the Case, Place Principle Over Politics This morning, prominent Supreme Court observer and New York Times columnist Linda Greenhouse blasted the 5th Circuit’s decision on the DAPA/DACA lawsuit, calling the ruling “as cynical an exercise of judicial authority as I can remember.” Greenhouse’s important voice joins the growing chorus of others calling on the Supreme … Continue reading »

First “DAPA Dinner” Scheduled: On Thursday, Martin O’Malley Campaign to Break Bread with Immigrant Family in Austin, TX

The new “DAPA Dinners” campaign has its first scheduled event on the books.  Martin O’Malley’s presidential campaign announced today that the candidate will join Workers Defense in Action PAC and the Ramirez family of Austin, TX on Thursday, November 12th for a midday meal. The Ramirez family has lived in Central Texas for years. All of … Continue reading »

Opinion Leaders and Legal Experts Agree: The Supreme Court Should Take Up Immigration Case

In the Absence of Congressional Action, Millions of Immigrant Families Deserve Relief Yesterday, after the 5th Circuit Appeals Court ruled against President Obama’s DAPA/DACA expansion plans, the U.S. Department of Justice announced its intention to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. Leading editorial boards and legal experts have been quick to weigh in and support … Continue reading »

Four Immigration Takeaways from Last Night’s GOP Presidential Debate

Last night’s Republican debate featured an extended discussion on immigration – a conversation that has continued during candidates’ post-debate media tours.  Below are four of our key immigration takeaways: Donald Trump Wants to Model Mass-Deportation After “Operation Wetback” – One of Darkest Chapters of Modern American History: Trump’s immigration comments during last night’s debate were … Continue reading »

Kasich’s Debate Comments on Immigration Stand Out

But His Position on DAPA and DACA Makes ‘No Sense’ In last night’s Republican debate, Ohio Governor John Kasich criticized Donald Trump’s unrealistic and inhumane proposal to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.  Kasich said: [I]f people think that we are going to ship 11 million people who are law-abiding, who are in this … Continue reading »

New “DAPA Dinners” Effort Invites 2016 Candidates to Break Bread with Immigrant Families

Effort Seeks to Connect Candidates with DAPA-Eligible Families for Dinner On or Around the 1-Year Anniversary of DAPA Announcement on Nov. 20th Today, America’s Voice, United We Dream Action and Center for Community Change Action/Fair Immigration Reform Movement announce “DAPA Dinners” – a new initiative that invites all 2016 candidates and Members of Congress to join … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold Weighs In On 5th Circuit’s Immigration Decision

“On Immigration, ‘A Mistake Has Been Made’ And Supreme Court Must Fix It” Yesterday, the 5th Circuit Appeals Court announced their decision in the case against President Obama’s executive actions on deportation. While the outcome was expected, the timing of the decision, as well as Judge Carolyn Dineen King’s important dissent, lay the groundwork for an … Continue reading »

Lynn Tramonte On 5th Circuit Ruling: After Deliberate Delay, Millions Of American Families Now Counting On The Supreme Court

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to yesterday’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against DAPA/DACA expansion programs: “After an unacceptable delay, we finally have a decision from the 5th circuit and can move on to seeking a final result at the Supreme Court.  If the Department … Continue reading »

GOP Hostility Toward Immigration Reform & Latino Voters At Odds with Demographic Realities

Margaret Talbot of The New Yorker: “Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Sloganeering And His Rivals’ Scramble To Keep Up With It Won’t Be Easy To Forget” One year out from the 2016 general election, the Republican Party has a problem with Latino voters that threatens to make its historically-poor showing with Latinos in 2012 look quaint. In a … Continue reading »