Press Releases

09/10/14 | Leading editorial boards are decrying the decision by President Obama to delay executive action on immigration, citing how political fears have triumphed over the pressing need for immigration policy changes. A New York Times editorial, “Another Broken Promise on Immigration,” reads in part: The real reason [for delaying executive action], Mr. Obama’s aides have acknowledged, […] | Read More »

09/09/14 | As they were scuttling action on immigration by the President “by the end of summer,” Senators like Mark Pryor (D-AR), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Angus King (I-ME) and others said reform should be worked out in Congress.  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) picked up the mantle, asserting that the House of Representatives could pass […] | Read More »

09/09/14 | National Immigration Advocates and Ohio Families Decry Political Gamesmanship, Highlight Real Human Costs of Obama’s Delay To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. With President Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the hopes of thousands of American families facing deportation were dashed. On a press […] | Read More »

09/08/14 | La Opinion, Telemundo and Univision Criticize Broken Promise, While Recent Latino Polling Shows Missed Political Opportunity President Obama’s announced delay of immigration executive action is being greeted harshly by leading Spanish language media outlets.  Check out the blistering headlines from the past few days in the nation’s largest Spanish language newspaper, La Opinión (translated by […] | Read More »

09/06/14 | Washington, DC – As news reports today confirm, President Obama will officially delay his announcement on executive action until after the 2014 elections.  Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: “We are bitterly disappointed in the President and we are bitterly disappointed in the Senate Democrats. We advocates didn’t make […] | Read More »

09/05/14 | Rumors of a potential delay of executive action on immigration reform have been swirling around D.C. in recent days.  But an editorial from La Opinion the nation’s largest Spanish-language newspaper today highlights the absurdity of excuses offered to bolster a delay and urges the President to follow-through on his original timeframe for reform. “The world […] | Read More »

09/04/14 | Pedro Ramirez is the Poster Child for Need for Bold, Consistent Executive Action TODAY With recent reports suggesting that the President will delay his executive action announcement on immigration until after the elections, one family in Ohio is paying the price for the White House’s inaction. After receiving a stay of deportation one year ago, […] | Read More »

09/04/14 | Why the President and Democrats Should Lean In Now, and Not Wait Until Later Despite the continued reports suggesting that the President may delay big executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the case for executive action from the White House gets stronger every day. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s […] | Read More »

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 »