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  • A Contrast in Reactions to Executive Action

    Mainstream voices supportive of sensible step forward on immigration as right-wing goes apoplectic…  


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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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11/25/14 While most observers recognize that the President Obama’s announced executive actions on immigration are sensible, legal, the right thing to do, and good politics, the anti-immigrant wing of the Republican Party and the conservative echo chamber are apoplectic.  From talk of impeachment to calls for imprisonment; from predictions of ethnic cleansing to visions of civil […]
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11/24/14 On a press call held this afternoon, congressional immigrant rights’ champions Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) discussed President Obama’s new immigration actions in a bilingual conference call with reporters.  The speakers, each immigration reform champions and leaders in Congress, highlighted their strong support for the president’s announced actions and made clear that they […]
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11/25/14 On the first day of DACA implementation in August 2012, DREAMers around the nation lined up by the thousands to seek application guidance and file for relief.  It was a historic day, momentous and jubilant for DREAMers, allies, and the immigration reform movement. And then in swooped Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer (R), who chose that day to announce […]
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11/25/14 Check out this brilliant piece by Kevin Drum at Mother Jones.  Republicans have been complaining about President Obama’s executive announcement on immigration, saying that Obama is behaving like a “tyrant” and that one man should not be in control of the nation’s immigration policy.  On the latter part, Drum completely agrees.  One man should not control US […]
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11/25/14 The Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector has estimated that executive action will cost the nation $2 trillion over the lifetime of its beneficiaries: “with the expected earnings for an individual with that level of education…the amnestied immigrants will take vastly more out than they will contribute to those programs.”  Rector and Jason Richwine are of course the authors of last year’s infamously flawed Heritage Foundation […]
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From Frank Sharry: America prizes equality but, unfortunately, doesn’t always practice it. We see that daily in our work on immigration reform. And, we saw it again last night in Ferguson. There is still a vast distance between our ideals and our reality. Our work will not be complete until our nation can say all […] (11/25/14) »

The Hill: Gutiérrez warns of GOP ‘fear campaign’ against illegal immigrants Reason: Obama’s Immigration Order Means Rational Use of Deportation Bloomberg: Americans in Poll Divided on Obama Immigration Action MSNBC: Support for Obama high among Latinos following immigration address (VIDEO) The Hill: Poll finds support for Obama’s executive action on immigration NBC News: Poll: Latinos […] (11/25/14) »

Warning to Republicans: be very, very careful of the ugly things you choose to say about President Obama and his recently announced executive action.  Latino Decisions released new polling today, and Latinos are not going to be too pleased with anyone who blocks the implementation of Obama’s announcement. Also, you might have to deal with Rep. Mike […] (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 […] (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 […] (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 […] (11/24/14) »

While most observers recognize that the President Obama’s announced executive actions on immigration are sensible, legal, the right thing to do, and good politics, the anti-immigrant wing of the Republican Party and the conservative echo chamber are apoplectic.  From talk of impeachment to calls for imprisonment; from predictions of ethnic cleansing to visions of civil […] (11/25/14) »

From Frank Sharry: America prizes equality but, unfortunately, doesn’t always practice it. We see that daily in our work on immigration reform. And, we saw it again last night in Ferguson. There is still a vast distance between our ideals and our reality. Our work will not be complete until our nation can say all […] (11/25/14) »

On a press call held this afternoon, congressional immigrant rights’ champions Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) discussed President Obama’s new immigration actions in a bilingual conference call with reporters.  The speakers, each immigration reform champions and leaders in Congress, highlighted their strong support for the president’s announced actions and made clear that they […] (11/24/14) »

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) »