Press Releases

11/27/13 | House Republicans have yet to answer an essential and timely question: “what are Speaker Boehner and House Republicans going to do on immigration, and when are they going to do it?  Eliseo Medina and other leaders fasting on the National Mall deserve an answer. Since early November, Medina and other religious, union, and civic leaders […] | Read More »

11/27/13 | This time last year, I was giving thanks for the possibility of a new start for the immigration debate. The 2012 presidential election was fresh in everyone’s minds, and various Republican leaders, nursing their wounds from the thrashing they’d received among Latino voters in the election, were speaking about the urgency of passing comprehensive immigration […] | Read More »

11/25/13 | Will Boehner Continue to Side with King’s 18% or the Majority of Americans Who Support a Path to Citizenship? The contrast between the commitment, support, and values motivating those supporting and opposing immigration reform is in particularly sharp relief this week. New polling from Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) once again demonstrates that the vast […] | Read More »

11/22/13 | The Faces Behind the Immigration Debate: Why Boehner & House GOP Can’t Ignore Us On today’s immigration reform “Office Hours” press call, we lifted up the real stories driving the immigration debate and reminded Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and the rest of House GOP Leadership of why they can’t avoid us (though […] | Read More »

11/22/13 | What are John Boehner and The House GOP Leadership So Afraid Of? What is John Boehner so afraid of? Last week, the House Speaker was interrupted at breakfast by two teens who came to share their stories and ask how he would feel if he had to be separated from his family.  He barely acknowledged them, before […] | Read More »

11/21/13 | Advocates Deliver Immigrant Processed Turkeys, Merlot and Fact Sheets to Speaker Boehner, Steve King and Other Key GOP Members; Remind Them Who’s Working Hard for America While They’re Taking More Days Off While Congress has been busy voting to repeal Obamacare forty-seven times, blaming the President for [insert anything here], taking 198 days off (including […] | Read More »

11/19/13 | Next Move is on Republicans Washington, DC – Today, President Obama once again signaled flexibility in working with House Republicans on immigration reform, saying  at a Wall Street Journal forum, per a White House pool report, “They’re [the House] suspicious of comprehensive bills, but you know what? If they want to chop that thing up […] | Read More »

11/19/13 | Politics abhors a vacuum and in the case of anti-immigrant extremists, they have willingly filled the gap left by the inaction of Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). And the more the Speaker and others in House leadership pile on excuses to delay a vote on immigration reform, the more the extremist wing of the […] | Read More »

11/18/13 | New GOP Member from Louisiana Shows that Conviction, Commonsense and Citizenship Go Together Washington, DC – This past weekend, Republican Vance McAllister won a special election over a Tea Party-backed, Republican state senator to fill the open seat for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district.  Once sworn in as a Member of Congress, Rep. McAllister will become […] | Read More »

11/15/13 | House Republicans’ Strategy on Immigration Is Clear: Do Nothing But Try to Avoid Blame Washington, DC – When it comes to immigration, it’s become clear that House Republican Leadership’s primary objective is not to pass legislation, but avoid blame.  Earlier this week, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters that while the House […] | Read More »

11/15/13 | Washington, DC – On today’s immigration reform “Office Hours”press call, Rep. Luis Gutierrez and other pro-reform advocates discussed the latest immigration developments stemming from the House of Representatives and gave an update on how the pro-reform movement is ramping up the pressure with events across the country. The confrontation between two teenage activists, Jenni Martinez […] | Read More »

11/15/13 | Will Speaker Boehner Learn the Lesson or Repeat the Mistakes of the Past? Washington, DC – After his historically low performance with Latino voters in 2012, Mitt Romney is an expert on how Republicans can mishandle the immigration issue and alienate Latino voters. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and other Republicans currently delaying […] | Read More »

11/14/13 | Boehner’s Comments Sow Confusion; Latino Media, Others Strongly Critical Washington, DC – Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) yesterday threw cold water on the prospects of immigration reform, while managing to sow additional seeds of confusion about his intentions for reform: What We Don’t Know – What Is John Boehner Really Saying About Reform? […] | Read More »

11/14/13 | Overwhelming Support for House Immigration Bill Shows that Voters are Looking for Less Talk and More Action Washington, DC—With new calls to action and events across the country, the pressure on House Republicans to pass immigration reform is at an all-time high.  As the pro-reform movement continues to escalate its intensity, a new poll of […] | Read More »

11/14/13 | Overwhelming Support for House Immigration Bill Shows that Voters are Looking for Less Talk and More Action Washington, DC—With new calls to action and events across the country, the pressure on House Republicans to pass immigration reform is at an all-time high.  As the pro-reform movement continues to escalate its intensity, a new poll of […] | Read More »

11/13/13 | To Date, House Republicans Defined By Their Only Immigration Vote this Congress – Steve King’s DREAMer Deportation Amendment Washington, DC – Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) saidtoday, that while the House GOP is still trying to figure out a way forward on immigration reform, “We have no intention of ever going to conference […] | Read More »

11/12/13 | While much of the Beltway coverage of immigration reform focuses on the latest timing excuses from House Republicans to justify their continued inaction, the pro-reform movement continues to escalate. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: What will ultimately get immigration reform over the finish line is outside pressure, not insider conventional wisdom. […] | Read More »

11/08/13 | This week’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia offered two different models of Republicanism, with two decidedly different outcomes.  As the electorate grows more and more diverse, the future of the Republican Party depends upon its ability to attract minority voters, including the growing Asian and Latino electorates. These voters aren’t looking for talk, […] | Read More »