Press Releases

03/21/13 | 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 »

03/21/13 | Still Hopes to Peddle Romney “Self-Deportation” Playbook to Next GOP Nominee Mark Krikorian, the self-styled “leader” of the anti-immigration movement and head of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), is feeling a bit lonely this week.  Surveying the likely GOP presidential contenders for 2016, he lamented to the conservative Weekly Standard, “I’m honestly looking for someone I can support in […] | Read More »

03/21/13 | A new Latino Decisions blog post puts numbers behind the theory that Republicans can gain (or lose) electorally depending on how they handle the upcoming debate in Congress.  A recent poll of Latino registered voters asks respondents –in couple of different ways–how their voting behavior would change if the Republican Party took a lead role […] | Read More »

03/20/13 | New “Do  Nothing” Caucus Signs Letter in Favor of Slowing Down Immigration Reform Process Surprise, surprise.  Republicans who don’t want immigration reform to pass are now trying to “slow down” the process by complaining that the debate is moving too fast—before it’s officially started. Yesterday, a new “do nothing” caucus of Republican Senators including Chuck Grassley […] | Read More »

03/19/13 | In a speech to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this morning, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) made a compelling personal and political case for Republicans to embrace immigration reform. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Rand Paul is a hot political property right now.  So where does he […] | Read More »

03/18/13 | 1st Poll Release Showed HOW Immigration Impacts Latinos’ Votes; 2nd Shows WHY Latino Voters’ Care so Much About Immigration Reform According to a new Republican National Committee (RNC) analysis of the Party’s shortcomings in recent elections, the GOP’s embrace of hardline anti-immigrant policies is at the heart of their problems with Latino voters.  And as […] | Read More »

03/18/13 | Frank Sharry: “Republican Party has Dealt a Sharp Rebuke to the ‘Self-Deportation’ Crowd”  A new Republican National Committee (RNC) analysis of the Party’s shortcomings makes clear that the GOP’s recent embrace of hardline anti-immigrant policies is at the heart of their problems with Latino voters. The new RNC analysis states, “We must embrace and champion […] | Read More »

03/15/13 | As last week’s controversy over Jeb Bush’s immigration position showed, the politics of immigration reform continue to shift, particularly for the Republican Party. News reports indicate we’re approaching introduction of immigration reform bills in the Senate — and the House. And, the Catholic Church, mirroring many of the same concerns the Republican Party has, chose a new […] | Read More »

03/15/13 | CO DREAM Bipartisan Win; SC Business Leaders Weigh In;  Republican Women Step Up; Republicans at CPAC Miss Mark  Today, America’s Voice Education Fund and fellow immigration experts held the fourth 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 […] | Read More »

03/15/13 | As Senate Immigration Gang of 8 Gets Attention, House Immigration Gang of 8 Gets Moving The New York Times reports that the “bipartisan group of House members that has been meeting quietly for nearly four years to discuss an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system is nearing agreement on a framework, and is briefing their respective […] | Read More »

03/14/13 | America’s Voice Education Fund Reacts to Statements by Senator Graham  =According to a report by David Nakamura in the Washington Post, “key Senators are developing plans that would make it harder for U.S. citizens to get visas for their family members while easing the path for more high-skilled foreign workers, according to aides and advocates […] | Read More »

03/14/13 | As the Associated Press reported yesterday, “President Barack Obama told House Republicans Wednesday that they would benefit politically more than Democrats would from supporting a comprehensive immigration overhaul, lawmakers present said … The assertion prompted some ‘light chuckles’ from certain Republican members, while others reacted more like Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who said, ‘There’s something to it.’” “The best […] | Read More »

03/14/13 | As Conservative Conference Convenes, Will CPAC Drag the Party Backward  If last week’s controversy over Jeb Bush’s immigration position showed just how quickly the politics of immigration reform have shifted, this week shows that the Republican Party continues to lurch forward in a messy, but necessary, realignment toward the center on this issue. After a period of […] | Read More »

03/11/13 | Jeb Bush capped off his whirlwind immigration book release with appearances on all the major English language and Spanish language Sunday shows this past weekend.  After starting last week distancing himself from his past support for a path to citizenship, Bush concluded the week by embracing theSenate plan and the concept of citizenship – as predicted. Yet the larger takeaway should not […] | Read More »

03/08/13 | The Colorado ASSET legislation – a state tuition bill that will allow young immigrants living in Colorado to pay in-state tuition for college – has just passed a final vote in the Colorado House today with a 40-21 vote margin, its last step before arriving on the desk of Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has vowed […] | Read More »

03/08/13 | The How and Why of an Inclusive Path to Citizenship for Immigrants Without Papers Momentum is building each day for immigration reform, with a full-throated legislative debate set to start in the coming weeks.   Today, America’s Voice Education Fund and fellow immigration experts held the third in a series of weekly press briefings, or Immigration […] | Read More »

03/08/13 | The botched Jeb Bush media tour and related controversy over his immigration positioning dominated this week’s immigration news.  But the debate also clarified the fact that a road to earned citizenship is already the mainstream position on immigration reform. As Mayor Julián Castro and Frank Sharry remind us, citizenship vs. residency is not just a […] | Read More »

03/05/13 | Action on Immigration By Democrats and Republicans Drives Perception of Parties in Latino Community The 2012 election was a game changer for immigration reform, and thanks to unprecedented Latino turnout and a recognition by both political parties of their growing political power, the prospects for enacting bipartisan immigration reform have never been stronger. On a […] | Read More »