Press Releases

12/11/14 | “I Do Not Know Why this Man Has Chosen to Use Ohio Resources and Ohio’s Prestige in this Way” Last week, the State of Ohio joined nineteen other states in suing the federal government over the President’s recent executive action on immigration.  In addition to subjecting thousands of Ohio families to deportation, the lawsuit, if […] | Read More »

12/09/14 | Hearing on Keeping Families Together: The President’s Executive Action on Immigration and the Need to Pass Comprehensive Reform DECEMBER 10, 2014 Washington, DC–We thank the Judiciary Committee for holding this important hearing today on the recent Immigration Accountability Action Initiatives.  This hearing rightly highlights the need to keep families together. The expansion of the Deferred […] | Read More »

12/09/14 | If Successful, Lawsuit Would Deny State Millions in Tax Revenue & Subject Thousands of Ohio Families to Deportation Last week, the State of Ohio joined nineteen other states in suing the federal government over the President’s recent executive action on immigration.  In addition to subjecting thousands of Ohio families to deportation, the lawsuit, if successful, […] | Read More »

12/09/14 | **** GOOGLE HANGOUT ADVISORY **** Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:30pm ET http://AmericasVoice.org/HangoutOnAir #OurHome On Day of Senate Judiciary Hearing on Obama’s New Immigration Policy, Join AV and UWD in a Google Hangout  Hangout to Feature Immigrants Whose Lives Will be Changed By the New Policy, As Well as Those for Whom the Fight Continues At […] | Read More »

12/08/14 | **** PRESS CALL **** Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 12pm EST 866-952-1908; Passcode “LAWSUIT” If Successful, Lawsuit Would Deny State Millions in Tax Revenue & Subject Thousands of Ohio Families to Deportation OHIO –  Last week, the State of Ohio joined nineteen other states in suing the federal government over the President’s recent executive action […] | Read More »

12/08/14 | Leading editorial boards are weighing in strongly against the Republican response to President Obama’s sensible executive action on immigration.  The nation’s largest Spanish language newspaper eviscerated Republicans’ anti-immigrant and anti-Latino obsession in a must-read editorial that should scare Republicans who care about making inroads with Latino voters in 2016.  Meanwhile, a trio of leading English […] | Read More »

12/08/14 | January 26, 2015 EDIT: Nevada and Tennessee are officially onboard, bringing the total number of plaintiff states to 26. December 22, 2014 EDIT: As of today, Texas and 24 other states have announced that they are suing President Obama over his recent immigration policy changes.  They further made it clear that their vendetta is one against immigrants themselves, […] | Read More »

12/04/14 | GOP is Now the “‘Get Out’ Party” to Latino, APIA, and Immigrant Voters Today, by a 219-197 margin, House Republicans approved legislation by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) aimed at preventing the new Obama Administration immigration policy from taking effect.  In addition to cementing the GOP’s anti-immigrant brand, today’s vote also provided an ugly glimpse into […] | Read More »

12/04/14 | Below are two key points and insights from recent polling in the wake of President Obama’s executive action on immigration: 1.      Most Americans support the substance of President Obama’s new immigration policies and oppose Republican attempts to block or overturn them Public Religion Research Institute: A new poll from PRRI found that by […] | Read More »

12/04/14 | This afternoon House Republicans will vote on legislation drafted by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) aimed at preventing executive action on immigration.  If enacted into law, the measure would place nearly all 11 million undocumented immigrants in America at risk of deportation.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in […] | Read More »

12/03/14 | If House Has Time for Show Vote on Subjecting Immigrants to Deportation, They Can Vote on Bipartisan Bill That Would Undo Obama Action and Provide Permanent Solution After two years of failing to take up any attempt at meaningful immigration reform in the House, now Republicans have announced that in response to President Obama’s executive […] | Read More »

12/03/14 | With Congress back in session after the mid-terms, Republican leadership has been talking about the need for the GOP to engage in responsible governance.  But with hardliners in the Senate and the House–from Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) to Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Michelle Bachmann(R-MN)–demanding a shutdown showdown over immigration, that […] | Read More »

12/02/14 | Video from today’s press conference is available here. Today—in between House committee hearings on immigration—Congressional immigration champions, faith leaders and impacted individuals responded to the latest GOP attacks on immigrants and the Obama Administration’s immigration enforcement policies (see video here).  Their message was simple: in the absence of legislative reform, the President must do everything in his power to keep […] | Read More »

12/02/14 | New Gallup approval numbers and a growing body of polling demonstrate that President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration are overwhelmingly popular among Latino voters.  As Republicans hold hearings today that unofficially kick off their attempts to block and overturn this sensible step forward on immigration, the warning signs for the GOP’s 2016 political future […] | Read More »

12/01/14 | With Congress back in session this week, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is teeing up attacks on President Obama’s lawful use of executive action on immigration, with the House kicking things off with two hearings scheduled for Tuesday. If Republicans are actually serious about dealing with immigration and preempting President Obama’s executive action, they have […] | Read More »

11/25/14 | While most observers recognize that the President Obama’s announced executive actions on immigration are sensible, legal, the right thing to do, and good politics, the anti-immigrant wing of the Republican Party and the conservative echo chamber are apoplectic.  From talk of impeachment to calls for imprisonment; from predictions of ethnic cleansing to visions of civil […] | Read More »

11/25/14 | From Frank Sharry: America prizes equality but, unfortunately, doesn’t always practice it. We see that daily in our work on immigration reform. And, we saw it again last night in Ferguson. There is still a vast distance between our ideals and our reality. Our work will not be complete until our nation can say all […] | Read More »

11/24/14 | On a press call held this afternoon, congressional immigrant rights’ champions Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) discussed President Obama’s new immigration actions in a bilingual conference call with reporters.  The speakers, each immigration reform champions and leaders in Congress, highlighted their strong support for the president’s announced actions and made clear that they […] | Read More »