Press Releases

05/09/14 | An ad running in the Mother’s Day edition of the Denver Post names Colorado House Republicans Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman as blocking immigration reform that would keep thousands of Colorado immigrant families together. The half-page ad,  running in this Sunday’s paper, features a message from the children of longtime Colorado resident Imelda Valenzuela Gonzalez: […] | Read More »

05/08/14 | As House Republicans Stall Immigration Reform, America’s Voice Website Starts Countdown Clock | Read More »

05/07/14 | Mom and Kids Relieved to Spend Mother’s Day Without Imminent Threat of Deportation, But Continue a Life in Limbo After a hard fought public campaign, local Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director, Rebecca Adducci, granted a six month “stay of removal” to Maria Esmeralda Cornejo—a 14 year Columbus, Ohio resident and mother of three U.S. […] | Read More »

05/07/14 | When President Obama announced yesterday that he was easing rules for foreign high-skilled workers, Sen. Chuck Grassley was one of the first to register his displeasure.  As he griped on the Senate floor: The Obama administration claims it wants immigration reform, but they can’t wait for Congress.  They act on their own.   What’s next?  Will the president unilaterally legalize […] | Read More »

05/07/14 | House Republican Primaries in NC and OH Demolish Myth of Backlash Against Pro-Reform Republicans Yesterday’s primaries in North Carolina and Ohio proved, once again, that the supposed strength of the nativist wing of the GOP is more myth than reality.  The results show that the vaunted anti-immigrant movement is loud but not large, and that […] | Read More »

05/06/14 | 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, Wisconsin, 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 the […] | Read More »

05/05/14 | On In-State Tuition Bill In Florida, Speaker Will Weatherford Steps Up; On Immigration Reform in Congress, Speaker John Boehner Steps Back In a must-read story entitled, “How House Speaker Will Weatherford saved the ‘Dreamer’ tuition bill,”  Mark Caputo of the Miami Herald captures the pivotal role played by the Republican leader in using the power […] | Read More »

05/05/14 | President Obama has deported more than 2 million people, many of whom would qualify for legislative immigration reform.  Just last week, on May Day, advocates across the nation rallied for legislation and for an end to the separation of families.  Today, an editorial at Bloomberg calls for action from Obama, and asks him to reduce deportations. […] | Read More »

05/02/14 | House Republicans have so far been all talk, no action on immigration reform, but apparently even their chatter is worrying anti-immigrant conservatives.  Steve King ominously warned yesterday that “this place will blow up” if the House ever tries to take up immigration reform, prompting “a crisis like we have not seen in years in the House […] | Read More »

05/02/14 | Rep. Polis Joins Youth Leaders to Discuss Key State Level Immigration Victories This Week, New Political Reality on Immigration in Swing States As House Republicans continue to offer weak excuses for their failure to lead on immigration reform, pro-immigrant policies are being enacted in key swing states and evidence of the pro-immigrant majority in this […] | Read More »

05/02/14 | Meanwhile, In the House Pelosi and Hoyer Challenge Republican Leadership on Inaction As advocates from around the country yesterday rallied for immigration reform and an end to record deportations, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor to deliver an impassioned speech directed at the House GOP.  He sharply criticized their failure to take up immigration reform legislation even though […] | Read More »

05/01/14 | It’s Been 307 Days Since Senate Passed its Immigration Bill; 58 Days Left Until Window Closes for House GOP La Opinión, the nation’s largest Spanish language daily newspaper, issues a must read editorial on this May Day titled, “For Immigration Reform”: On May 1, Latino communities celebrate Immigrant Workers’ Day.  As years went by, that […] | Read More »

04/30/14 | It’s Been 306 Days Since Senate Passed its Immigration Bill; 59 Days Left Until Window of Opportunity Closes In a development that surprised no one, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) yesterday walked back his comments from last week in which he mocked his fellow House Republicans for dragging their feet on immigration reform.  Speaker […] | Read More »

04/28/14 | Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) recently generated wide attention by mocking his fellow House Republicans’ unwillingness to tackle immigration reform.  Yet the tough words from the Speaker about his conference belie the simple fact that Speaker Boehner himself could put immigration reform to a floor vote if he so desired and that a vote on reform would […] | Read More »

04/25/14 | State of Play on Politics and Policy, In Congress and the Administration Pressure from across the country continued to mount this week on both House Republicans and the Obama Administration.  On this week’s Office Hours call, we discussed the policy changes prioritized by members of the immigrant and Latino communities and the political ramifications for […] | Read More »

04/25/14 | Advocates Applaud U.S. Attorney Hickton for Delivering Justice, Urge Eric Holder to Follow Hickton’s Lead After a hard fought public campaign to reunite him with his U.S. citizen children, 24-year Ohio resident Jose Alfredo Ramos Gallegos received justice today. As Lisa Thompson of the Erie Times-News reports: U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton has filed a motion to […] | Read More »

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.  […] | Read More »

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 […] | Read More »