Press Releases

01/30/15 | Sen. Durbin, DREAMer, Legal Expert Talk Legislative and Judicial Landscape on Immigration                             Listen to a recording of today’s call here. On this week’s Office Hours press call, longtime immigration reform champion Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) was joined by DACA recipient Karen Villagomez […] | Read More »

01/29/15 | All three former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including two Republicans, are calling on Republicans to stop insisting that homeland security funding be tied to the GOP’s ideological battle against the President’s immigration actions.   In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), former […] | Read More »

01/27/15 | In a strong show of unity, Senate Democrats joined together and sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today calling on him to pass a long-term Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill without ideologically-driven riders.  Nevertheless, Senator McConnell announced that the Senate will move to the House-passed DHS bill – with amendments […] | Read More »

01/27/15 |  Will Senate GOP Really Turn Critical Hearing on Attorney General Nominee into Anti-Immigrant Brawl? In Congress and on the campaign trail, Republicans have been busy in the new year burnishing their anti-immigrant brand image.  In Washington, most of the anti-immigration action has taken place in the House of Representatives, where the GOP passed legislation straight from the top of the […] | Read More »

01/26/15 | It looks like the promised Republican vision of “responsible governance” has a decidedly anti-immigrant bent.  In both chambers of Congress and in the early stages of the 2016 campaign, the Republican Party is adopting and embracing a restrictionist vision of immigration policy centered on maximizing deportations.  Despite widespread recognition about the political dangers of a […] | Read More »

01/23/15 | In his latest article entitled, “Steve King Won’t Be GOP’s Sister Souljah”, Frank Wilkinson of Bloomberg View examines how the nativist views of Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is poisoning the GOP brand and hurting the 2016 presidential aspirants.  It’s a must-read ahead of this weekend’s Freedom Summit in Iowa where a number of Republican 2016 […] | Read More »

01/22/15 | All the Resources You Need Ahead of Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit This weekend, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is gathering a majority of the 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls at the Iowa Freedom Summit, where the likes of Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and many more will come to kiss King’s ring and attempt to build up a base […] | Read More »

01/22/15 | Immigration reform champion Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) has been taking to the Senate floor regularly to describe the transformative impact the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is having on people’s lives.  You’d think that policymakers from all political ideologies would support allowing smart, talented, and driven Americans to realize their full potential in […] | Read More »

01/22/15 | Iowans from Across the State Send Clear Message to 2016 Hopefuls & Preview Plans for Targeting Candidates on Immigration at Saturday’s Summit Listen to a recording of today’s call here. This weekend,  Rep. Steve King (R-IA) will host the Iowa Freedom Summit–the first major gathering of 2016 Republican candidates in what will undoubtedly be a […] | Read More »

01/21/15 | Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) is expected to be selected by his Republican colleagues to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration. He’ll be assisted by Senator David Vitter (R-LA), who’s expected to be selected as “Vice Chair” of the Subcommittee and who has intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of “prosecutorial discretion”–a […] | Read More »

01/21/15 | This Saturday, leading Republican presidential contenders will travel to Iowa to attend anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King’s “Freedom Summit.”  As the Des Moines Register previews, the event is “already pegged by the campaign-industrial complex as the kickoff to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.”  As an earlier Register piece characterized, King is aiming to use the event “to […] | Read More »

01/20/15 | In a new column posted on Fusion’s website titled “Republicans, This is Personal,” journalist Jorge Ramos explains why immigration is such a personal and passionate issue for many Latinos in America.  Ramos, who has been called everything from the “Walter Cronkite of Hispanic news” to the “Mexican Anderson Cooper,” offers a warning to the Republican Party […] | Read More »

01/20/15 | The following is from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reflecting on immigration ahead of tonight’s State of the Union address: Tonight the distinctions between the parties on immigration policy will be on full display.  The President has taken decisive, common-sense action to begin fixing our dysfunctional immigration system, and a family that is […] | Read More »

01/16/15 | Leaders and Impacted Families Highlight Benefits of New Policy, Vow to Defend it from Legislative and Legal Attacks As Republicans voted this week to overturn President Obama’s executive action on immigration, end DACA for DREAMers, and maximize deportations of immigrant families, leaders and elected officials in Colorado held a press conference to highlight the benefits […] | Read More »

01/15/15 | In a New Report, America’s Voice Education Fund Reveals Judge Hanen’s Foray into the World of Immigration Politics and the Disturbing Truth Behind the 25 State Lawsuit Today was the first hearing in the 25 states’ lawsuit against executive action, heard by federal judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, TX.  While there’s been much attention surrounding […] | Read More »

01/15/15 | Urge Officials to Remove Ohio from the Lawsuit and Protect State’s Good Name  Leaders and Ohio Residents Directly Impacted by Immigration Policy Available for Interviews Today, a judge in Texas is hearing opening arguments in the 25-state lawsuit against the President’s recent action on immigration.  While Governor Greg Abbott of Texas is spearheading the lawsuit, he’s […] | Read More »

01/14/15 | Today, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a DHS funding bill, which included a collection of the harshest anti-immigrant amendments seen in years. The bill would not only overturn the sensible executive actions from last November, but also end the DACA program for DREAMers and maximize the deportation of all 11 million undocumented immigrants settled in […] | Read More »

01/14/15 | The following is a reaction from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to House Republicans’ passage today of anti-immigrant legislation that would overturn last November’s executive actions, end the DACA program for DREAMers, and maximize deportations of undocumented immigrants settled in America: With this vote, the Republican Party has lurched even further […] | Read More »