Press Releases

09/04/14 | Follow Advice of Senator Udall and Take Action Now Where House Republicans Have Failed In June, President Obama took to the White House rose garden to express his frustration with House Republicans and their obstruction on immigration reform. He spoke boldly, saying, “Today, I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration […] | Read More »

09/03/14 | News reports suggest that the President may delay big executive action on immigration until after the November elections, due to complaints from scared Democrats in red states. If this happens, it will be because Democrats have simply forgotten all the lessons we thought they learned in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 elections.  Leaning in to […] | Read More »

09/03/14 | To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. Today, longtime immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) joined DREAMer, Latino leaders and immigration advocates to react to rumors of a potential delay in the Administration’s announcement on executive action; explain why action from the White House is so urgently needed; and discuss why inaction […] | Read More »

08/28/14 | From voting or voicing support for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to signaling willingness to trigger a government shutdown and even impeachment proceedings over potential executive action on immigration, national Republicans continue to lurch hard right on immigration—staking out policy positions more extreme even than Mitt Romney’s.  At the same time, […] | Read More »

08/28/14 | With observers trying to assess the political implications of President Obama taking executive action on immigration, here are three things to consider: Republicans will overreact and overreach, triggering a focus on a government shutdown and a push toward impeachment: As a range of stories highlighted yesterday, Republicans are already gearing up for potential executive action, […] | Read More »

08/28/14 | Coffman Reveals He Has Zero Interest in Solving Immigration Issue, Making Executive Action from President the Only Solution Rep. Mike Coffman (R,CO-06) has spent the last year walking back his once declared support for immigration reform. His primary strategy for distracting voters on his flip flop has been to say that Congress should take a […] | Read More »

08/27/14 | Ohio Husband of U.S. Citizen and Caretaker of Son with Cerebral Palsy Remains in Limbo as Family Waits for Executive Action As the President prepares to take executive action on immigration in coming weeks, one Ohio family is hoping for news from the White House.  And soon. After being granted a stay one year ago, […] | Read More »

08/27/14 | Rubio Belittles Dreamers, Flirts With Government Shutdown over Executive Action and Completes Flip-Flop on Immigration Reform Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) once graced the cover of TIME Magazine as the “Republican Savior.”  He was determined to find a path to immigration reform that pleased both conservatives and Latinos.  Now he’s pandering to the very anti-immigrant forces […] | Read More »

08/26/14 | No, Because Passing Reform in 2015 is a Pipedream Many agree with our assessment that President Obama should use his existing legal authority to act on immigration, knowing that it’s good policy and the right thing to do.  But Republicans have abdicated any sense of governing responsibly on immigration and ceded control to the anti-immigrant […] | Read More »

08/22/14 | New Orlando Sentinel Op-Ed from Frank Sharry Makes Case for Big Executive Action Today, in the Orlando Sentinel’s “The Front Burner,” America’s Voice’s Executive Director, Frank Sharry, makes the case for why big executive action from the President that protects millions is good policy, sound legally and highly important for the future of this country. […] | Read More »

08/22/14 | Extremism Now the Rule in Republican Party Washington, DC –It’s no secret that Republicans have rejected their own post-2012 consensus to rebrand their image to Latino voters and reposition themselves on immigration policy.  And as fresh anti-immigrant and extremist comments from 2016 GOP contenders and others continue to pile up, it’s clear that Republicans are […] | Read More »

08/21/14 | Multichannel Electoral Program Will Reach 45K Voters Face-to-Face With Message of Republican Obstruction on Immigration Reform With the November midterm election fewer than three months away, and races in Colorado shaping up to be among the most competitive in the country, several of the organizations most involved in last year’s fight for broad immigration reform […] | Read More »

08/18/14 | The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program celebrated its two-year anniversary last Friday.  To celebrate DACA’s anniversary, a range of voices are highlighting the program’s success – for the nearly 600,000 DACA recipients and for the country as a whole.  As many of these voices make clear, DACA’s successes make a strong case for […] | Read More »

08/15/14 | New Fox News Poll Shows Voters Want a Path to Citizenship Over Status Quo By 3 to 1 Margin At yesterday’s first debate in Colorado’s competitive CD-6 race, Republican incumbent Mike Coffman told the audience that he did not support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. A new poll out today from Fox News […] | Read More »

08/15/14 | Today marks the two-year anniversary of the implementation of the President’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers.  This was arguably the most important immigration policy change in decades and one that has changed the lives of nearly 600,000 young immigrants who are Americans in all but paperwork. A new La Opinión editorial, “Two […] | Read More »

08/15/14 | Once Again Proving that Inaction is the Truly Radical Option In the wake of Republican obstruction and inaction on immigration reform in Congress, the case for President to take executive action continues to build and strengthen.  And as new polling from Fox News underscores, people much prefer bold action over the status quo when it […] | Read More »

08/14/14 | New Website Archive Documents the Best and Worst Responses to Central American Kids Fleeing Violence The influx of Central American children fleeing violence is one of the top immigration stories this summer, and responses across the country have ranged from principled and compassionated to extremist and downright xenophobic.  On the ugly side of the spectrum, […] | Read More »

08/14/14 | Research Finds Anti-immigrant Ads Don’t Mobilize White voters, But Do Mobilize Latino Voters While it is no longer breaking news that Republicans have rejected their own post-2012 consensus to rebrand their image to Latino voters and reposition themselves on immigration policy, the rationale behind the GOP’s decision to ignore recent electoral history remains unclear.  Remarkably, […] | Read More »