Press Releases

12/17/14 | New UWD Video a Reminder that Dreamers Prepared to Hold GOP Accountable, Demand Specific Answers on Essential Immigration Questions A must-watch video from United We Dream (UWD) features Dreamers asking Senate Republicans a simple question – “Do you want to deport my parents?”  The video features interactions between UWD and a who’s who of Republican […] | Read More »

12/17/14 | Yesterday brought the news that Arthur Schwab, a federal judge in Pennsylvania, ruled that President Obama’s executive action for immigrants is unconstitutional.  There’s no injunction — the ruling was completely off the cuff and has no actual consequences on the President’s executive actions.  But it’s just a reminder that playing politics with immigration is not just a sport […] | Read More »

12/16/14 | Immigration Law Experts Available to Explain What His Unsolicited Opinion Does and Does NOT Mean In the wake of the President’s recent action on immigration, there has been much attention surrounding the legality of such administrative relief. Today, a District Court in Pennsylvania became the first to issue a ruling on the action. While the […] | Read More »

12/16/14 | The news that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is planning to run for president is a notable development for the politics of immigration.  Often a lonely pro-reform voice in a Republican Party that has lurched to the right on immigration, Bush nonetheless needs to clarify and/or answer several essential questions about immigration as he positions […] | Read More »

12/15/14 | This past weekend offered a preview of coming battles over immigration executive action.  However, while Republicans may be gearing up to fight President Obama, this weekend should remind observers that the GOP’s true battles will be against Latino and immigrant families.  Those directly affected by executive action, as well as the much larger contingent of […] | Read More »

12/11/14 | While most people were focused on what was happening inside the Capitol yesterday, here’s a quick recap of what was happening outside, in case you missed it. First, the anti-immigrant, anti-Obama extremist group Operation American Freedom (OAF) came to Washington, DC, where some 20 members (out of 221 who had RSVP’d on the Facebook page) protested in front […] | Read More »

12/11/14 | A range of recent polling finds overwhelmingly Latino support in favor of the recently announced executive actions on immigration.  As is true for any new issue, the question wording matters hugely and can influence the specific results.  In particular, recent poll questions that describe the substance of the president’s announced immigration executive actions receive support […] | Read More »

12/11/14 | Monica is a DACAmented Dreamer who grew up in rural Iowa and now attends the University Of Northern Iowa. She comes from a mixed status family with a sister who is also a Dreamer as well as two other U.S. citizen siblings. Monica’s member of Congress, Rep. Steve King, is one of the leading Republicans […] | Read More »

12/11/14 | “I Do Not Know Why this Man Has Chosen to Use Ohio Resources and Ohio’s Prestige in this Way” Last week, the State of Ohio joined nineteen other states in suing the federal government over the President’s recent executive action on immigration.  In addition to subjecting thousands of Ohio families to deportation, the lawsuit, if […] | Read More »

12/09/14 | Hearing on Keeping Families Together: The President’s Executive Action on Immigration and the Need to Pass Comprehensive Reform DECEMBER 10, 2014 Washington, DC–We thank the Judiciary Committee for holding this important hearing today on the recent Immigration Accountability Action Initiatives.  This hearing rightly highlights the need to keep families together. The expansion of the Deferred […] | Read More »

12/09/14 | If Successful, Lawsuit Would Deny State Millions in Tax Revenue & Subject Thousands of Ohio Families to Deportation Last week, the State of Ohio joined nineteen other states in suing the federal government over the President’s recent executive action on immigration.  In addition to subjecting thousands of Ohio families to deportation, the lawsuit, if successful, […] | Read More »

12/09/14 | **** GOOGLE HANGOUT ADVISORY **** Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:30pm ET http://AmericasVoice.org/HangoutOnAir #OurHome On Day of Senate Judiciary Hearing on Obama’s New Immigration Policy, Join AV and UWD in a Google Hangout  Hangout to Feature Immigrants Whose Lives Will be Changed By the New Policy, As Well as Those for Whom the Fight Continues At […] | Read More »

12/08/14 | **** PRESS CALL **** Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 12pm EST 866-952-1908; Passcode “LAWSUIT” If Successful, Lawsuit Would Deny State Millions in Tax Revenue & Subject Thousands of Ohio Families to Deportation OHIO –  Last week, the State of Ohio joined nineteen other states in suing the federal government over the President’s recent executive action […] | Read More »

12/08/14 | Leading editorial boards are weighing in strongly against the Republican response to President Obama’s sensible executive action on immigration.  The nation’s largest Spanish language newspaper eviscerated Republicans’ anti-immigrant and anti-Latino obsession in a must-read editorial that should scare Republicans who care about making inroads with Latino voters in 2016.  Meanwhile, a trio of leading English […] | Read More »

12/08/14 | December 10, 2014 EDIT: As of today, Texas and 23 other states have announced that they are suing President Obama over his recent immigration policy changes.  They further made it clear that their vendetta is one against immigrants themselves, and not just the President, by asking a federal judge to block implementation of the executive action until the lawsuit is resolved. These Republicans […] | Read More »

12/04/14 | GOP is Now the “‘Get Out’ Party” to Latino, APIA, and Immigrant Voters Today, by a 219-197 margin, House Republicans approved legislation by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) aimed at preventing the new Obama Administration immigration policy from taking effect.  In addition to cementing the GOP’s anti-immigrant brand, today’s vote also provided an ugly glimpse into […] | Read More »

12/04/14 | Below are two key points and insights from recent polling in the wake of President Obama’s executive action on immigration: 1.      Most Americans support the substance of President Obama’s new immigration policies and oppose Republican attempts to block or overturn them Public Religion Research Institute: A new poll from PRRI found that by […] | Read More »

12/04/14 | This afternoon House Republicans will vote on legislation drafted by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) aimed at preventing executive action on immigration.  If enacted into law, the measure would place nearly all 11 million undocumented immigrants in America at risk of deportation.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in […] | Read More »