Press Releases

11/19/13 | Politics abhors a vacuum and in the case of anti-immigrant extremists, they have willingly filled the gap left by the inaction of Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). And the more the Speaker and others in House leadership pile on excuses to delay a vote on immigration reform, the more the extremist wing of the […] | Read More »

11/18/13 | New GOP Member from Louisiana Shows that Conviction, Commonsense and Citizenship Go Together Washington, DC – This past weekend, Republican Vance McAllister won a special election over a Tea Party-backed, Republican state senator to fill the open seat for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district.  Once sworn in as a Member of Congress, Rep. McAllister will become […] | Read More »

11/15/13 | House Republicans’ Strategy on Immigration Is Clear: Do Nothing But Try to Avoid Blame Washington, DC – When it comes to immigration, it’s become clear that House Republican Leadership’s primary objective is not to pass legislation, but avoid blame.  Earlier this week, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters that while the House […] | Read More »

11/15/13 | Washington, DC – On today’s immigration reform “Office Hours”press call, Rep. Luis Gutierrez and other pro-reform advocates discussed the latest immigration developments stemming from the House of Representatives and gave an update on how the pro-reform movement is ramping up the pressure with events across the country. The confrontation between two teenage activists, Jenni Martinez […] | Read More »

11/15/13 | Will Speaker Boehner Learn the Lesson or Repeat the Mistakes of the Past? Washington, DC – After his historically low performance with Latino voters in 2012, Mitt Romney is an expert on how Republicans can mishandle the immigration issue and alienate Latino voters. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and other Republicans currently delaying […] | Read More »

11/14/13 | Boehner’s Comments Sow Confusion; Latino Media, Others Strongly Critical Washington, DC – Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) yesterday threw cold water on the prospects of immigration reform, while managing to sow additional seeds of confusion about his intentions for reform: What We Don’t Know – What Is John Boehner Really Saying About Reform? […] | Read More »

11/14/13 | Overwhelming Support for House Immigration Bill Shows that Voters are Looking for Less Talk and More Action Washington, DC—With new calls to action and events across the country, the pressure on House Republicans to pass immigration reform is at an all-time high.  As the pro-reform movement continues to escalate its intensity, a new poll of […] | Read More »

11/14/13 | Overwhelming Support for House Immigration Bill Shows that Voters are Looking for Less Talk and More Action Washington, DC—With new calls to action and events across the country, the pressure on House Republicans to pass immigration reform is at an all-time high.  As the pro-reform movement continues to escalate its intensity, a new poll of […] | Read More »

11/13/13 | To Date, House Republicans Defined By Their Only Immigration Vote this Congress – Steve King’s DREAMer Deportation Amendment Washington, DC – Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) saidtoday, that while the House GOP is still trying to figure out a way forward on immigration reform, “We have no intention of ever going to conference […] | Read More »

11/12/13 | While much of the Beltway coverage of immigration reform focuses on the latest timing excuses from House Republicans to justify their continued inaction, the pro-reform movement continues to escalate. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: What will ultimately get immigration reform over the finish line is outside pressure, not insider conventional wisdom. […] | Read More »

11/08/13 | This week’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia offered two different models of Republicanism, with two decidedly different outcomes.  As the electorate grows more and more diverse, the future of the Republican Party depends upon its ability to attract minority voters, including the growing Asian and Latino electorates. These voters aren’t looking for talk, […] | Read More »

11/07/13 | Frank Sharry: “It’s Not Immigration Reform that’s Facing Death, It’s the GOP” Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), speaking to Greg Sargent of the Washington Post today, said, “We have very few days available on the floor in the House, so I don’t think we’re going to be able to do it this year… I’m hopeful that […] | Read More »

11/06/13 | Virginia and New Jersey Offer Clear Lesson for National GOP in 2014 and Beyond on Immigration An election-eve poll of extremely likely Latino and Asian voters in Virginia, conducted by Latino Decisions and sponsored by America’s Voice and People For the American Way (PFAW), shows that what candidates say and do on immigration has a […] | Read More »

11/05/13 | For a Republican Party that is deciding whether to embrace or reject immigration reform this year, the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia show how two different models of Republican engagement on immigration can lead to two wildly different outcomes. In New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) is poised to coast to re-election and […] | Read More »

11/05/13 | First Installment of New Poll Shows Virginia is a Test Case for the National GOP With Election Day in Virginia today and the gubernatorial candidates’ positioning on immigration reform on stark display, a new election-eve poll reveals how Virginia’s changing demographics are also changing the state’s politics.  The polling data also present a sign of […] | Read More »

11/04/13 | The gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia offer two different models for the national Republican Party on immigration reform and outreach to Latino voters.  Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) is pro-immigrant and doing well.  Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA) is anti-immigrant and heading towards defeat.  The results should speak loudly to a Republican Party that […] | Read More »

11/04/13 | Press advisory: Data Reveals How Virginia Could Be Test Case for the National GOP in 2014 and Beyond With Election Day in Virginia tomorrow, and the gubernatorial candidates’ positioning on immigration reform on stark display, a new election-eve poll will reveal how Virginia’s changing demographics are also changing the state’s politics.  The Virginia race could […] | Read More »

11/01/13 | Rep. David Valadao Discusses New Republican Support Behind HR 15; Virginia Gubernatorial Race and New In-District Polls Reflect New Politics of Immigration On today’s “Office Hours” press call, America’s Voice was honored to be joined by Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) who took the bold and important step this week of adding his name to the […] | Read More »