Press Releases

12/16/13 | New America’s Voice Blog Posts Recap Highlight Moments and Best Pictures from 2013 Washington, DC – 2013 was a big year for immigration reform. Over the last year, a deep and diverse coalition has come together to fight for immigration legislation that would create a new roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented Americans.  Our movement has […] | Read More »

12/13/13 | First in Two Part Series: How the Immigration Movement Gained Strength in 2013 and Will Come Back Stronger in 2014 The movement in support of immigration reform has been growing in size and strength all year, capped by a strong show of moral force at the US Capitol yesterday.  Over one-thousand advocates and immigration supporters […] | Read More »

12/13/13 | In a new analysis in the New York Times, Julia Preston captures how the immigration reform movement has emerged as a relentless force that is prepared to hold all parties accountable in 2014. As Preston writes in the New York Times: An immigration overhaul has seemed close to death in the House more than once […] | Read More »

12/12/13 | ***BREAKING*** WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE: http://www.americasvoiceonline.org/livestream The pro-immigration reform movement has united the broadest, most diverse coalition in its history. Although 3 out of 4 Americans want Congress to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship, Speaker John Boehner and the House Republican Leadership are using stalling tactics and excuses to block reform […] | Read More »

12/11/13 | Data from Recent Polls in Key “Immigration Power Districts” Aggregated and Explained Washington, DC—Today, America’s Voice hosted a briefing to analyze the state of public opinion on immigration reform in key battleground congressional districts. Moderated by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, today’s panel featured David Flaherty of Magellan Strategies who discussed a wave of […] | Read More »

12/11/13 | “Do Your Jobs” Campaign Continues with Direct Calls to Action from Local Immigrant Workers and Business Owners Washington, DC – Last month, we kicked off the “Do Your Jobs” campaign by attempting to deliver immigrant-processed turkeys and merlot wine to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and other House leadership offices.  The goal of the effort, […] | Read More »

12/11/13 | Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the Republican Party’s loudest voice on immigration, has made yet more incendiary comments about immigrants.  Yesterday, according to Politico, Rep. King compared immigrants to bank robbers, and said that the prospect of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants would be were worse than amnesty for bank robbers: And it isn’t just […] | Read More »

12/10/13 | Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Today’s POLITICO highlights the escalating tactics of the immigrant rights movement as we call on House Republican leaders to act.  It quotes two veteran Republican lawmakers criticizing our tactics, which only reinforces our belief that what our movement is doing is working. History shows that […] | Read More »

12/09/13 | Republican Leaders Can Lock Their Doors But They Cannot Hide from the People Pressing for Action on Immigration After the Obama Administration announced plans to cancel White House tours due to sequestration cuts earlier this year, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) responded by saying, “I’d like to start this morning by letting the […] | Read More »

12/09/13 | In New Op-Ed, Rep. Heck Tries to Explain His Immigration Record, But Unwittingly Demonstrates Why He’s Vulnerable on Issue House Republican leaders’ slow-walk on immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants is becoming a political liability for Republican incumbents representing demographically diverse districts.  Take a look at the case of Rep. […] | Read More »

12/06/13 | “Do Your Jobs” Campaign Continues with Direct Calls to Action from Local Immigrant Workers and Business Owners Last month, we kicked off the “Do Your Jobs” campaign by attempting to deliver immigrant-processed turkeys and merlot wine to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and other House leadership offices.  The goal of the effort, organized by America’s […] | Read More »

12/06/13 | Immigration Advocates Show House Leaders Why the Pro-Reform Movement Cannot be Ignored Between fasts across the country, prayer services and deliveries to House leadership offices, the pro-reform movement demonstrated its relentless commitment and strength once again this week. The consistent daily pressure and moral commitment by immigration advocates stood in stark contrast to the inaction […] | Read More »

12/06/13 | America’s Voice applauds the 29 House Democrats–especially Rep. Raul Grijalva, who initiated the effort–who have issued a letter to President Obama calling for a suspension to deportations and an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to include “all those who would be potential citizens under immigration reform.” According to Frank Sharry, […] | Read More »

12/04/13 | The consistent daily pressure and moral commitment of the immigration reform movement stands in stark contrast to the inaction and avoidance of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other Republican leaders in the House.  Not only are House leaders refusing to allow a vote on the bipartisan HR 15 bill—despite the fact that the votes exist to […] | Read More »

12/04/13 | “Do Your Jobs” Campaign Continues with Direct Calls to Action from Local Immigrant Workers and Business Owners Last month, we kicked off the “Do Your Jobs” campaign by attempting to deliver immigrant-processed turkeys and merlot wine to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and other House leadership offices.  The goal of the effort, organized by America’s […] | Read More »

12/03/13 | New Washington Post Story and Video Detail Dangers Behind the “Un-SAFE” Act & Consequences for Immigrant Victims of Crime A new Washington Post story documenting the deterioration of police-community relationships due to policies like Secure Communities and state anti-immigration laws underscores the dangers of a related federal proposal called the SAFE Act.  Sponsored by House […] | Read More »

12/03/13 | “Do Your Jobs” Campaign Continues with Direct Calls to Action from Local Immigrant Workers and Business Owners Last month, we kicked off the “Do Your Jobs” campaign by attempting to deliver immigrant-processed turkeys and merlot wine to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and other House leadership offices.  The goal of the effort, organized […] | Read More »

12/03/13 | But Only if House GOP Leaders Move from Talk into Action  Yesterday, after the New York Times reported that this Congress is on track to be the least productive in history, John Harwood of the New York Times and CNBC tweeted “Whatever else Obama fumbles/Rs obstruct, substantive/political success of this Congress rests on 1 thing still […] | Read More »