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The Politics of Immigration Reform
Comprehensive immigration reform is not only smart policy, it's also smart politics. In fact, the majority of American people want reform because they know that the current system, which is comprised mainly of broken policies and wedge politics, is just not working. Here, you will find resources to navigate the lively politics of immigration reform.
According to new polls from Magellan Strategies, the vast majority of likely voters in three Republican-held districts—CD-10, CD-21, and CD-22—support immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans. These findings confirm the results of hundreds of other surveys conducted over the past few years. The Magellan Strategies polls reveal something […]
In the past week the fight for immigration reform in the House of Representatives has been shaken up by some key developments. This has led to much discussion and analysis regarding their impact. Some have grown more pessimistic, but we at America’s Voice have become more optimistic. Here’s our take. – Four key developments A […]
To: Interested Parties From: America’s Voice Re: Immigration State of Play Date: September 23, 2013 After years of closed-door meetings, Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Sam Johnson (R-TX), and John Carter (R-TX) announced the hiatus of their bipartisan working group on immigration last week. Johnson and Carter blamed the dissolution of their group on President Obama, […]
Updated September 18, 2013 We are at a critical juncture in the fight to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans. Below is our take on the choices House leaders are facing today and the factors that will force them to do the right thing. Answers to frequently asked […]
As Congress returns to work next week, one thing is clear: the immigration reform movement has never been stronger. And the movement gets stronger every day. We continue to build political power while our opponents continue to lose credibility. After the August recess, another thing is clear: we now have the votes to pass immigration reform with […]
August 2013 | Download PDF here Public opinion on immigration reform is nuanced, not complicated. Do Americans support secure borders? YES. Are they angry that our nation’s immigration system is broken? YES. Do they think politicians have a responsibility to fix it? YES. Do they think immigrants who shoulder the same responsibilities as Americans should be […]
April 4, 2014 Office Hours: Rep. Gutierrez Joins Immigrant, Labor and Faith Leaders to Discuss 2 Million Deportations Mark, Border Mass, Cesar Chavez Movie and More Speakers: Frank Sharry, America’s Voice Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) Kevin Appleby, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Tania Unzueta, National Day Laborer Organizing Network Giev Kashkooli, United Farm Workers – […]
Since the 2012 election, leading Republican and conservative voices are calling for a new Republican approach to immigration, as evidenced by these quotes.
Updated March 22, 2013 | Download PDF here Since the 2012 election, leading Republican and conservative voices are calling for a new Republican approach to immigration, as evidenced by the following quotes: Quotes by U.S. Senators and House Members Since the announcement of a framework for comprehensive immigration reform by the ‘Gang of Eight’ group of […]
January 3, 2013 | Download PDF here Having just finished covering the most expensive presidential campaign in U.S. history, political journalists were quick to analyze how the President had cast aside the doubters and won his re-election by a resounding margin. While some pointed to the re-election campaign’s success in defining their Massachusetts-based challenger as […]