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2016 Immigration Politics & Candidate Tracking Resources

With immigration playing a major role on the campaign trail and with the official entry of Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley and Republican candidate Lindsey Graham, America’s Voice offers a reminder of our 2016 immigration politics resources:   REPUBLICAN PARTY: CANDIDATE PROFILES AND ANALYSIS   CANDIDATE BACKGROUNDER: Individual 2016 candidate profiles and analysis (with ongoing updates): … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Big Victory for DREAMers And Their Allies In Nebraska

DACA Recipient and Immigration Activist Juan Escalante Says DACA 2012 Now “100% Operational” This week, by an overwhelming majority, the Nebraska unicameral legislature voted 34-10 to override the Governor’s veto of LB 623—a bill that will allow DACA recipients to obtain driver’s licenses.  Nebraska is the last state to allow DACAmented youth to obtain these crucial documents. … Continue reading »

WaPo: Unauthorized Immigration Across Border at Historic Lows; GOP: Secure the Border First

Washington Post Exposes the GOP’s “Secure the Border First” Mantra as Fact-Free A new front-page story in the Washington Post by Jerry Markon finds that “illegal immigration flows have fallen to their lowest level in at least two decades.”  It quotes Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection as saying “we have seen tremendous progress…the border … Continue reading »

New America’s Voice Report: Will Democrats Embrace the New Politics of Immigration in 2016?

A new report from America’s Voice assesses the recent history of Democrats and immigration – their evolution on immigration policy and politics – as well as the record and background of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on the issue.  The report, titled “Will Democrats Embrace the New Politics of Immigration in 2016?”, follows an earlier America’s Voice assessment … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold and Greg Sargent Highlight Key Legal and Political Takeaways Following 5th Circuit Ruling

Everything You Need to Know About the Fifth Circuit’s Stay Denial in Two Pieces Yesterday, in no surprise to close watchers of the federal courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request for an emergency “stay” of the injunction on the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability … Continue reading »

As Remote Fifth Circuit Panel Denies Stay on Immigration Lawsuit, Ohio Families Remain in Limbo

Gov. Kasich and Attorney General DeWine Chose Party over People in Misguided Political Lawsuit Today, a three judge panel from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request for an emergency “stay” of the injunction on the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) programs.  The lawsuit … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Denial of Stay Request by Fifth Circuit: “We Are Delayed but Not Defeated”

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied a request for an emergency stay made by the Department of Justice in the case regarding the President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Some 5 million immigrants who are American in … Continue reading »

ICYMI: DREAMer Asks: What Happened to the Party of Lincoln?

Iowa DREAMer Challenges GOP on Immigration As the New York Times reported last week, the Republican Party has increasingly lurched to the right on immigration, following the lead of anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and the most hardline faction of Congress. Monica Reyes, a DACA recipient and co-founder of Dream Iowa, lives in Steve King’s district.  Over … Continue reading »

Republicans Prepared to Repeat their “Original Sin” on Immigration in 2016

In analysis from the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign titled, “His Original Sin,” Ron Brownstein of National Journal noted that Mitt Romney’s general election chances were all but destroyed by his run to the hardline right during the primary season.  Wrote Brownstein, “Of all Romney’s primary-season decisions, the most damaging was his choice to repel the challenges … Continue reading »

Where in the World is Governor Kasich on Immigration?

On National Day of Action, Immigrants and Their Children Deliver Petitions to Closed Door, Staffer In Hallway May 19th was supposed to be the day that many long-term Ohioans’ lives changed for the better, as immigrant parents of U.S. Citizen children could finally apply for recognized status under the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program.  Instead, thanks to … Continue reading »