Press Releases

04/18/13 | The Senate Gang of Eight, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), will host a press conference this afternoon at 2:30 to discuss their newly introduced immigration legislation.  The Gang of Eight bill is a strong […] | Read More »

04/17/13 | Early this morning the Senate Gang of 8 introduced their bipartisan immigration bill.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to today’s news: We applaud the Senate Gang of 8’s efforts and are very optimistic that we are closer than ever to making history. We must […] | Read More »

04/17/13 | Leaders from the Alliance for Citizenship Embrace the Path to Citizenship, Remain Vigilant about Potential Obstacles Ahead Early this morning, the Senate Gang of 8 introduced its highly anticipated immigration bill.  On a press call today, a diverse group of national leaders from the Alliance for Citizenship (A4C) reacted to the new bill and shared […] | Read More »

04/12/13 | Today, America’s Voice Education Fund and fellow immigration experts held the seventh in a series of weekly press briefings, or Immigration Reform “Office Hours.”  Each week, a different and diverse group of speakers shares the latest information on the players, politics, legislation and other developments in the debate in Washington and around the nation. Moderated by Frank […] | Read More »

04/11/13 | New NBC News/WSJ Poll Documents Popularity and Strong Bipartisan Support for Citizenship As Tens of Thousands Energize U.S. Capitol Grounds on Behalf of Real Reform New polling from NBC News/Wall Street Journal underscores the fact that an earned path to citizenship is the mainstream position in the immigration debate.  Additionally, yesterday’s jubilant rally on the […] | Read More »

04/11/13 | With the introduction of House and Senate immigration bills imminent, new developments this week continue to showcase the broad public consensus and enthusiasm behind passing common sense immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. As a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll and a jubilant rally at the U.S. Capitol make clear, the energy and […] | Read More »

04/08/13 | Ahead of the official introduction of immigration reform legislation in Congress, two developments from Alaska underscore the broad consensus behind passing immigration reform in 2013.  Last Friday, the state’s bi-partisan, three person congressional delegation announced that they are “united” on behalf of reform – a development that was greeted enthusiastically by the state’s influential Alaska […] | Read More »

04/05/13 | Today, America’s Voice Education Fund and fellow immigration experts held the sixth in a series of weekly press briefings, or Immigration Reform “Office Hours.”  Each week, a different and diverse group of speakers shares the latest information on the players, politics, legislation and other developments in the debate in Washington and around the nation. Moderated […] | Read More »

04/03/13 | Appearing on Sean Hannity’s radio show earlier this week, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated: I think the reason that President Obama is insisting on a path to citizenship is that it is designed to be a poison pill to scuttle the whole bill, so he can have a political issue in 2014 and 2016.  I […] | Read More »

04/02/13 | Contrast on Display, as Rubio Waffles and Lindsey Graham Leads Two Republican Senators playing influential roles in the immigration debate are demonstrating contrasting profiles in leadership this week.  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is up for re-election in 2014 in one of the most conservative states in the nation, responded to the possibility of ads […] | Read More »

04/02/13 | When it comes to immigration reform, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida has a problem. In Spanish we’d say “quiere quedar bien con Dios y con el Diablo”—he wants to get along with God and the Devil. In other words, he’s trying to have it both ways. This past weekend, Rubio responded to news that […] | Read More »

03/31/13 | “A Historic Breakthrough,” Says Frank Sharry It is reported that a deal has been reached between the gang of eight senators and the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce on the creation of a new worker program.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund. “The apparent agreement […] | Read More »

03/28/13 | A range of developments this week underscore the momentum behind immigration reform, while highlighting the newfound support for reform from both traditional and non-traditional backers.  Even the spate of stories last week that asked if business and labor disputes would help scuttle the overall reform effort were overblown, as the talks there are still moving […] | Read More »

03/28/13 | Range of Developments Show Why Real Reform on its Way in 2013 A range of developments underscores the momentum behind immigration reform, while highlighting the newfound support for reform from both traditional and non-traditional backers.  Even the spate of stories last week that asked if business and labor disputes would help scuttle the overall reform […] | Read More »

03/27/13 | With Border Security at Record Highs, Now is the Time to Tackle the Rest of Immigration Reform Four Senators from the bi-partisan “Gang of Eight” that is drafting immigration legislation will tour the U.S./Mexico border at Nogales, AZ today.  After their visit, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), and Chuck Schumer […] | Read More »

03/25/13 | People From All Walks of Life Who Have Worked Hard Embrace What it Means to Be An American President Obama will host a naturalization ceremony at the White House today, where he will witness 28 immigrants, including 13 service members, become American citizens.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice […] | Read More »

03/22/13 | Evidence continued to mount this week that citizenship and common sense solutions continue to hold the mainstream position in the ongoing immigration debate.  And with legislative discussions in both the House and Senate moving full steam ahead, the prospects for making real reform a reality look better than ever. More GOP Leaders and Rank and […] | Read More »

03/22/13 | Today, America’s Voice Education Fund and fellow immigration experts held the fifth in a series of weekly press briefings, or “Immigration Reform “Office Hours.”  Each week, a different and diverse group of speakers will share the latest information on the players, politics, legislation and other developments coming down the pipeline as the debate in Congress […] | Read More »