Press Releases

10/28/13 | Message from Pro-Reform Movement: Set a Date for Votes on Immigration Reform or Face Political Consequences  Pressure is ratcheting up from the right, left and center for the House of Representatives to move forward on immigration reform with a path to citizenship.  The only thing missing is the scheduling of votes on the House floor […] | Read More »

10/27/13 | On today’s “Al Punto” public affairs show on Univisión, hosted by Jorge Ramos, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) announced that he will become the first Republican to co-sponsor HR 15, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: “Jeff Denham’s announcement is a […] | Read More »

10/25/13 | Advocates Discuss Plans to Ramp Up the Inside and Outside the Beltway Pressure on the House GOP Today, on a press call with reporters, national and local immigration leaders discussed upcoming plans to ramp up the pressure on the House GOP to turn their words into action on immigration reform. With new positive comments from […] | Read More »

10/24/13 | America’s Voice Reacts to President’s Immigration Speech The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to the President’s speech on immigration. Mr. Sharry was in attendance at the White House for the President’s remarks: President Obama’s speech on immigration today presented a clear rationale for why passing immigration […] | Read More »

10/23/13 | Yesterday, both the Wall Street Journal and Greg Sargent at the Washington Post highlighted that House Republicans are working on legalization bills dealing with the undocumented immigrant population in America.  The Journal reported that both Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) are working on separate legislation, while Sargent reported Diaz-Balart’s claim “that […] | Read More »

10/22/13 | According to the Wall Street Journal today, House Republicans are drafting at “least two measures…to address the thorniest part of an immigration rewrite: how to handle the immigrants who either came to the U.S. illegally or overstayed their visas.” The Journal reports that Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) is drafting legislation that, “will offer illegal immigrants […] | Read More »

10/21/13 | Range of Observers Note that Republicans Block Immigration at their Own Peril  With a Republican Party facing internal schisms and plummeting poll numbers, there is little debate that reform would help the Party politically, especially in its ability to attract Latino voters and broaden its national appeal.  Yet for some Tea Party-allied congressmen like Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), it seems […] | Read More »

10/18/13 | After Fiscal and Debt Ceiling Debacle, Could Immigration Reform Be the GOP’s Comeback Issue? Today, on a press call with reporters, immigration reform leaders and political analysts discussed what’s next for immigration reform in Congress.  After the resolution of the budget crisis this week, space has opened up for the House to tackle immigration reform. […] | Read More »

10/17/13 | With the government shutdown over and fiscal impasse resolved for now, the congressional calendar again is primed for addressing immigration reform.  Here are five reasons why Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and House Republicans should pursue immigration reform this year: 1.     The Hastert Rule is Officially Dead:  The vote to resolve the fiscal and debt […] | Read More »

10/17/13 | “The Window of Opportunity is Open Now” President Obama just outlined three areas where Democrats and Republicans should come together to act in the coming weeks: 1) a balanced approach to the budget; 2) fixing our broken immigration system; and 3) passing a Farm bill.  In response, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, issued […] | Read More »

10/16/13 | According to Huffington Post, Tea Partier Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) is so upset about losing the government funding and debt limit debate that that he’s vowing to block the next priority on the agenda: common sense immigration reform.  Why?  Because President Obama is the clear winner of the fiscal negotiations and, evidently, because Rep. Labrador […] | Read More »

10/16/13 | Hastert Rule Likely to Be Discarded Once Again; President Obama Stresses that Immigration Reform is Up Next; House GOP Out of Excuses  The likely resolution to the current fiscal and debt ceiling impasse has led to the question: what’s next for Congress?  President Obama said yesterday he wants Congress to take action on immigration reform.  […] | Read More »

10/15/13 | A range of recent polling from NBC/Wall Street Journal, Washington Post/ABC News, and Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that the Republican brand image continues to plummet, sinking among nearly all demographic groups of voters including Latinos (75% of Latinos now disapprove of the Republican Party’s handling of budget talks in Congress per the Washington Post/ABC […] | Read More »

10/11/13 | Will California Republicans Lead National Party Forward on Immigration? Today, on a press call with reporters, immigration reform leaders and elected officials discussed recent polls conducted by Magellan Strategies in three Republican-held congressional districts in California: CD-10 (Denham), CD-21 (Valadao) and CD-22 (Nunes). Moderated by Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, today’s call featured […] | Read More »

10/11/13 | Below are some of the key numbers associated with the immigration reform debate, including a recap of past promises and a reminder of the human and political consequences of the current impasse. The Legislative Promise 337: The number of days since Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said to ABC News, regarding immigration, “This issue has been […] | Read More »

10/10/13 | Several new analyses and polls demonstrate that for a growing number of House Republicans and the Republican Party as a whole, immigration reform is not just the right thing to do, but also a matter of political survival. According to Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: We are closing in on those Republicans who are at […] | Read More »

10/09/13 | House Republican Supporters of Reform Need to Ratchet Up Pressure on GOP Leadership by Sponsoring HR15 or Producing Their Own Proposal on the 11 Million  Yesterday’s pro-immigration reform rally on the National Mall drew over 10,000 people and was concluded by the arrest of over 200 activists and eight Members of Congress in an act […] | Read More »

10/08/13 | Pro-Reform Movement Pledges Oct 5-8 Actions Are Only the Beginning of More Hard-Hitting Activities to Come to Get Congress to Pass Immigration Reform This Year Today, Latinos, immigrants, faith leaders, union activists, and other allies marched to the U.S. Capitol where nearly two hundred attendees blocked traffic and were arrested to protest the partisan gridlock […] | Read More »