Press Releases

10/31/13 | Results Show Broad Support for House Immigration Bill and Path to Citizenship   On the heels of new House Republicans cosponsoring the House immigration bill, HR 15, new polls in the districts of Reps. Blake Farenthold  (R-TX) and Ted Poe (R-TX) show that constituents support these measures by huge margins and are looking for their […] | Read More »

10/31/13 | As Republican Congressmen Denham and Valadao Cosponsor New Immigration Bill, Poll finds Huge Support Among Voters in Districts Held by McCarthy, Issa and Mckeon This week, as Republican Congressmen Jeff Denham and David Valadao stepped up to support the House immigration bill with a path to citizenship, new polls from three key California Republican districts […] | Read More »

10/30/13 | Today, Rep. David Valdao (R-CA) added his name to the growing list of cosponsors of HR 15–sensible immigration legislation comprised entirely of provisions that have attracted bipartisan support in either the House or the Senate.  Valadao is the third Republican to add his name to the list, following Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen […] | Read More »

10/30/13 | Pro-Reform Movement on the March: Will Republicans Get Lifted Up or Left Behind? The immigration movement is mobilizing like never before, demanding policy progress in Washington and throughout the country.  In Washington, the political heat is melting some GOP resistance to immigration reform as more Republicans sign onto to the bipartisan HR 15 bill.  House […] | Read More »

10/29/13 | Lessons in Virginia and California on Display for GOP, if They Are Willing to Look & Listen  Given the likely outcome, the Virginia governor’s race could be a sign of things to come for the GOP in 2014 when it comes to the politics of immigration.  Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s hardline immigration positions, including his […] | Read More »

10/29/13 | Today, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) joined as a co-sponsor to HR15 – sensible immigration legislation comprised entirely of provisions that have attracted bipartisan support in the past.  Rep. Ros-Lehtinen is now the second House Republican to join this bill, which now is pushing toward 200 co-sponsors. The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive […] | Read More »

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 »