Press Releases

09/20/13 | Greg Sargent at the Washington Post’s Plum Line broke the story this morning that one bipartisan attempt to craft comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the House is dead.  Here are excerpts from Sargent’s post: “It doesn’t appear that we’re going to move forward with the group of seven,” Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a key player […] | Read More »

09/20/13 | Goodlatte, House Leaders Talk Up Reform, but Where’s their Legislative Proposal? When is the Vote? For months now House leaders have been using similar talking points and sound bites when talking about immigration reform.  However, they continue to fall short when it comes to actually putting their words into action. Case and point, House Judiciary […] | Read More »

09/17/13 | We Are Open to Working with a House Architecture on Legalization/Citizenship, But Only If it Leads to Inclusive Legalization and Achievable Citizenship  (Washington D.C)  A blog post that appeared online at the Wall Street Journal website tonight has caused considerable confusion, and raised questions about where America’s Voice stands on the question of the 11 […] | Read More »

09/17/13 | How About a Vote Instead of a Video? No words can describe just who exactly the House GOP thinks it’s fooling by releasing this new video celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (one has to look no further than the viewer comments to see that we are not alone). The video begins by featuring House GOP leaders including House […] | Read More »

09/16/13 | Speaker Boehner and His Caucus Face Serious Pressure to Pass Reform from Back Home Outside Washington, the momentum and energy continues to build in favor of immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.  California just enacted a historic driver’s license bill; rallies, roundtables and visits are happening in key districts; and hard-hitting pieces are being […] | Read More »

09/13/13 | It’s been an amazing summer for the immigration reform movement, one marked by thousands of pro-reform events across the nation and capped by 26 House Republicans coming out in support of a path to citizenship.  It wouldn’t have been possible without all the organizations who put local pressure on their Representatives to do the right thing and support […] | Read More »

09/13/13 | House Republicans’ “Safe to Profile Act” Would Take Arizona Anti-Immigration Law Nationwide  On today’s immigration reform “Office Hours” press call, Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) joined labor and immigration leaders from across the country to discuss the latest enforcement-only legislative proposals at the federal and state levels and their impact on the undocumented community. Earlier this […] | Read More »

09/12/13 | In a blistering column, Univisión’s Jorge Ramos makes it clear that he and other leaders in Spanish-language media are going to continue to shine their spotlight on Congress until the House schedules a vote on a path to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans this year. In today’s La Opinión, Ramos splinters the latest process […] | Read More »

09/12/13 | “This Fight is Not About Congressional Procedures, It’s About Real People” The following is a statement from Patty Kupfer, Managing Director of America’s Voice, responding to her civil disobedience arrest at the Capitol today, alongside 104 other women. “Today, more than 100 women from across the country, many of them undocumented, gathered in front of […] | Read More »

09/11/13 | Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) appeared on the Washington, DC NPR affiliate’s“Kojo Nnamdi Show.”  And once again, he made it painfully clear why he should not be entrusted with driving the House immigration agenda forward. According to MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin’s assessment of yesterday’s radio appearance, “Goodlatte said he expected votes soon, perhaps […] | Read More »

09/09/13 | Influential House Republicans are pushing the storyline that immigration reform is being crowded off the congressional calendar due to Syria and other issues.  While the attempt to solidify the conventional wisdom about reform may help diminish expectations, other voices are seeing through the excuses.  As the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent notes today: If immigration reform dies, it’s […] | Read More »

09/06/13 | After a Hot August, Political Experts Assess State of Play on Immigration in House and Stakes for 2014 Elections Today, in a conference call with reporters, immigration reform leaders and allies discussed the political landscape on immigration reform in the House and what’s at stake for members of both parties this fall. In addition, speakers […] | Read More »

09/06/13 | Immigration Reform a Test of Whether the Republican Party Doubles Down on Whites-Only Strategy or Modernizes  Ron Brownstein’s new cover story for National Journal, “Bad Bet: Why Republicans Can’t Win With Whites Alone” is a must-read, presenting a compelling case that the Republican Party must diversify its appeal to the new American electorate to win […] | Read More »

09/05/13 | The following is a press release from Alliance 4 Citizenship: Broad Coalition Mobilized Tens of Thousands at 1200 Events During “Immigration Reform Summer,” Vows to Increase Pressure Until There’s a Vote this Fall Immigration reform supporters this August organized an unprecedented level of activity around the country to keep pressure on Republicans and House leaders […] | Read More »

09/04/13 | With Goodlatte Uninterested in Getting it Done, Boehner and Other House Leaders Must Work With Champions From Both Parties to Forge a Breakthrough Since the 2012 elections, there has been a widely shared assessment that Republican leaders want to pass immigration reform for both political and policy reasons.  As Speaker of the House John Boehner […] | Read More »

08/30/13 | The most influential House Member on immigration is not the Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) or the Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), but Democrat Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). It is impossible to imagine how immigration reform can pass the House without the backing of Rep. Gutierrez.  He is willing to […] | Read More »

08/29/13 | Strong End to August Recess and Path Forward for Immigration Reform- The Fight Is Just Getting Started! Today, in a conference call with reporters, immigration reform leaders and allies reviewed Immigration Reform Summer’s August recess events and discussed what’s next for immigration reform with a path to citizenship. Moderated by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of […] | Read More »

08/28/13 | Idea of Permanent, Second-Class Status Out of Step With Today’s Values and Principles  As our nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today, the immigration debate in Congress is providing politicians with a chance to prove whether they have learned from history or are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. The core […] | Read More »