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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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  • Democrats Lean In With Discharge Petition — While Republicans Step Back

    House Democrats are demanding action on immigration reform and using a variety of procedural tactics, such as the filing of a discharge petition, to try to force a debate…  


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  • VIDEO: The Devastation of Needless Deportations

    President Obama has deported 2 million immigrants, including Brigido.  Watch our newly released video on the tragedy of American families being ripped apart…


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  • A Major Immigration Policy Change is Coming Soon — the Only Question is By Whom?

    America’s Voice responds to Speaker Boehner on immigration — will House GOP or President Obama take action first?  


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  • 30 House Republicans for Citizenship

    At least 30 Republicans in the House support immigration reform with a path to citizenship. That means there’s enough support for legislation to pass, if Speaker Boehner would give us a vote…


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04/24/14 Two Million Deportations by Obama Administration Not Enough for Leading Republicans Erica Werner of the Associated Press reports that a group of Republican Senators are already criticizing the Obama Administration’s review of its own immigration enforcement policies and priorities even though the review isn’t even complete.  Apparently, these 22 Senate Republicans have a crystal ball.  […]
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04/23/14 But Will House Republicans Step Up? As House Republicans continue to block immigration reform in Congress, several prominent Republican leaders are speaking up about the policy and political imperative for immigration reform, and are stepping up their criticism of House Republican obstruction: Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA): Former Rep. Davis, a past head of the National […]
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04/24/14 Yesterday, farm workers and immigration reform advocates with the United Farm Workers in Bakersfield, California erected a makeshift camp, where dozens stayed all night, promising not to leave until GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy takes action on immigration reform. The action follows months in which the advocates have been trying to meet with Rep. McCarthy, but have been unable to […]
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04/24/14 Bloomberg: Immigration Inaction Will Haunt GOP in Election: Crowley By Derek Wallbank Fox News Latino: Frustrated Immigration Activists Feel ‘Betrayed’ By President Obama On Deportations By Elizabeth Llorente Washington Post: AFL-CIO’s Trumka meets with immigrants, calls deportations ‘unacceptable’ By David Nakamura Wall Street Journal: Obama Easing on Immigrant Deportations Expected to Be Modest By Laura […]
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04/23/14 Last week, the New Republic found that 75% of those deported in 2012 never received a hearing from a judge, thanks to the practice of expedited removals and the extremely long backlogs growing in immigration courts.  At the Los Angeles Times today, the editorial board weighs in on the possibility that President Obama might introduce bond […]
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Politico: Aaron Schock, Adam Kinzinger to back legal status By Seung Min Kim Roll Call: Kinzinger, Schock Plead for Immigration Overhaul By Matt Fuller VOXXI: Advocates set June 28 deadline for action on immigration reform By Griselda Nevarez Associated Press: Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform By Sophia Tareen Bakersfield Californian (California): Once again, […] (04/23/14) »

Today, some of Illinois’ best known Republicans are coming out to publicly support immigration reform and urge Congress to pass legislation in the House. The Illinois Business Coalition is planning the event today, which will feature former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, former Gov. Jim Edgar, former Gov. Jim Thompson and other Republicans. Some planning to attend […] (04/22/14) »

The following is a press release from the Fair Immigration Reform Movement: The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) announced on a call today its newest phase of escalation: the STOP SEPARATING FAMILIES campaign. The movement is issuing a deadline on House Republicans to act on immigration reform by June 28. At the same time, they are demanding […] (04/22/14) »

On immigration reform, or the lack thereof, Speaker Boehner only has himself to blame. Byron York today has this piece in the Washington Examiner, breaking down Boehner’s struggle to pass immigration reform while the Steve King caucus in the House opposes it.  Presumably, that’s why Boehner is sending such mixed messages, telling donors that he […] (04/22/14) »

Associated Press: AP Newsbreak: US Weighs Curbing Deportations By Erica Werner The Hill: AFL-CIO demands deportation exemption to promote worker safety By Tim Devaney Washington Examiner: John Boehner’s double-speak rattles House immigration foes By Byron York Wall Street Journal: GOP Beats Democrats to Spanish-Language Airwaves By Beth Reinhard TIME: Immigration Activists Try to Ramp up […] (04/22/14) »

A new post published on the Latino Decisions website, “Immigration Legislation or Executive Action Will Shape Latino Vote,”  compiles recent and relevant polling on Latino voters to show how their views and political behavior are shaped by immigration issues.  The analysis, from Latino Decisions’ David Damore and Thomas Schaller, highlights the potential political damage to […] (04/21/14) »

Two Million Deportations by Obama Administration Not Enough for Leading Republicans Erica Werner of the Associated Press reports that a group of Republican Senators are already criticizing the Obama Administration’s review of its own immigration enforcement policies and priorities even though the review isn’t even complete.  Apparently, these 22 Senate Republicans have a crystal ball.  […] (04/24/14) »

But Will House Republicans Step Up? As House Republicans continue to block immigration reform in Congress, several prominent Republican leaders are speaking up about the policy and political imperative for immigration reform, and are stepping up their criticism of House Republican obstruction: Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA): Former Rep. Davis, a past head of the National […] (04/23/14) »

A new post published on the Latino Decisions website, “Immigration Legislation or Executive Action Will Shape Latino Vote,”  compiles recent and relevant polling on Latino voters to show how their views and political behavior are shaped by immigration issues.  The analysis, from Latino Decisions’ David Damore and Thomas Schaller, highlights the potential political damage to […] (04/21/14) »

To Date, Boehner and House Leadership All Hat, No Cattle on Immigration Reform  According to a report from Laura Meckler in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) recently told a Las Vegas audience of industry donors that when it comes to immigration reform legislation, he is “hellbent on getting […] (04/21/14) »

There is growing pressure on the Obama Administration to preside over immigration enforcement reforms and to deliver affirmative relief to those who would qualify for legalization under the Senate’s immigration bill.  While the White House is engaged in a sustained effort to dispute and muddy some of the recent statistical looks at their enforcement record, two […] (04/17/14) »

In Conversation with Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, Rep. Diaz-Balart Lays Out Likely Chain of Scenarios on Immigration In an interview with the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) predicts that President Obama will take executive action on deportations this summer if House Republicans continue to block immigration reform. Rep. Diaz-Balart also dismissed the […] (04/16/14) »