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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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04/16/14 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 […]
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04/16/14 Yesterday, President Obama met with religious leaders on the topic of immigration reform.  A White House statement issued following the meeting noted that President Obama “emphasized that while his Administration can take steps to better enforce and administer immigration laws, nothing can replace the certainty of legislative reform and this permanent solution can only be […]
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04/16/14 The Hill (Congress Blog): Stop persecuting immigrants By Lynn Tramonte La Prensa: Ohio, the border up North By Maribel Hastings USA Today: Obama, faith leaders talk immigration By David Jackson Associated Press: Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders Wall Street Journal: Obama, Evangelical Leaders Discuss Immigration Overhaul By Jared A. Favole Associated Press: Obama tells […]
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04/15/14 Cross-posted from The Hill: Attorney General Eric Holder pushed back on Republicans’ attempt to micromanage the administration at a House Judiciary Committee hearing.  He said: “There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and, more specifically, that an attorney general has.  But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way […]
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04/15/14 Yesterday, we wrote about Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and his campaign to replace Democrat Mark Udall in the US Senate.  Gardner is going to be facing headwinds with the Latino community, which is sizable in Colorado, because he (and his House caucus) have done nothing to support immigration reform — and in a number of […]
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In Another Attempt to Force Republican Leadership to Hold an Immigration Vote, Democrats Highlight 30 Republicans Who’ve Spoken Up for Reform But Refuse to Act This morning, House Democrats announced a new strategy to force a vote on HR 15, the bipartisan immigration bill in the House, targeting 30 Republicans who are key to supporting the discharge […] (04/15/14) »

This morning, House Democrats announced a new strategy to target 30 key Republicans on immigration reform, pushing them to support the discharge petition and bring HR 15 to a vote.  The Democrats will distribute member-specific memos — available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin — to districts represented by Republicans who have said they support immigration […] (04/15/14) »

On Orcas Island, Washington state, an entire community is mobilizing to stop the deportation of a skilled mill worker who has been ordered to leave by the end of this month. Benjamin Nuñez-Marquez is a sawyer who has been living and working on the island for 15 years, who was pulled over in 2008 while […] (04/15/14) »

Associated Press: Democrat Says Immigration Reform Has Stalled Because Of GOP ‘Racism’ USA Today: Is race a reason why immigration bill is stalled in Congress? By Catalina Camia NBC News: GOP Moves Away From Bush Years By Mark Murray and Carrie Dann Slate: Why Jeb Bush May Win the Nomination By Jamelle Bouie Politico: David […] (04/15/14) »

At the New Republic today is a great piece on expedited removals, which account for roughly 40% of deportations.  The Obama Administration is deporting roughly 400,000 immigrants a year, at such a breakneck pace that many of those removed are not benefiting from due process.  The vast majority who are deported don’t get to go […] (04/14/14) »

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) officially captured the GOP nomination for the Senate this weekend, which means he will be running against Democratic incumbent Mark Udall this fall.  While state Republicans gathered at the Coors Event Center, however, pro-immigration reform activists protested outside, calling out Gardner’s anti-immigrant policies and holding up signs like “separating families is not […] (04/14/14) »

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) »

Yesterday, President Obama met with religious leaders on the topic of immigration reform.  A White House statement issued following the meeting noted that President Obama “emphasized that while his Administration can take steps to better enforce and administer immigration laws, nothing can replace the certainty of legislative reform and this permanent solution can only be […] (04/16/14) »

New Blog Post from Colorado DREAMer Highlights Gardner’s Extremism on Immigration  Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is going to have a tough time appealing to the state’s growing Latino population this November.  A new Huffington Post blog post from Isaias Vasquez, a Colorado DREAMer and current college student, highlights Cory Gardner’s abysmal voting record on immigration. […] (04/16/14) »

In Another Attempt to Force Republican Leadership to Hold an Immigration Vote, Democrats Highlight 30 Republicans Who’ve Spoken Up for Reform But Refuse to Act This morning, House Democrats announced a new strategy to force a vote on HR 15, the bipartisan immigration bill in the House, targeting 30 Republicans who are key to supporting the discharge […] (04/15/14) »

Republicans in the House of Representatives seem to be planning to run out the clock on immigration reform this Congress, to the detriment of the country, New Mexico, and their own political interests. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and his fellow Republicans have offered weak excuses for their inaction, despite the fact that […] (04/15/14) »

The Obama deportation machine has come under fire recently for ramping up the deportation of immigrants with strong family ties and little or no criminal record. Not only is there a moral imperative to stop separating American immigrant families with these practices, but there’s a fiscal one as well:  the current immigration enforcement regime is […] (04/14/14) »