Press Releases

11/14/14 | Immigration news took over front pages nationwide this week with reports that Obama’s much-anticipated executive action for immigrants is coming — and soon.  Republicans kicked into high gear, with all sorts of colorful and fiery metaphors, about their intentions to battle Obama.  But as leading editorial boards and other pundits are saying,  the time for Obama to […] | Read More »

11/12/14 | America’s Voice has put together a new post-election memo that identifies three takeaways and one lesson for both parties to learn as they turn to the future: TAKEAWAY ONE: The Democrats’ gamble to not take action on immigration failed, costing them in voter enthusiasm. TAKEAWAY TWO: Republicans would be wrong to think they can repeat their […] | Read More »

11/12/14 | November 12, 2014                                                         2014 was a wave election, but it wasn’t a referendum on immigration. Here are three takeaways and one lesson for both parties to learn as […] | Read More »

11/10/14 | President Obama’s pledge to take executive action on immigration is center stage in post-election Washington.  Here are four key points to understand: President Obama has made it clear that he’s going to lean into the issue and not wait yet again for Republicans to act: As we have highlighted, if this country is going to see […] | Read More »

11/07/14 | There’s No More Time to Waste; 11 Million Lives Hang in the Balance With Tuesday’s midterm elections now over, the President must turn back to making progress on policy issues like immigration.  Here’s a quick Friday recap of why he must use his existing legal authority to act immediately on broad immigration reforms: The Expectations […] | Read More »

11/06/14 | A new Washington Post editorial counsels President Obama to wait on executive action on immigration. According to the editorial board, while the President is “certainly right on the policy,” and “might be fed up” with waiting on Republicans to act, he should nonetheless “seize the moral high ground and test GOP leaders’ seriousness about cooperating by offering them time to show […] | Read More »

11/05/14 | At a press conference at the White House today, a reporter asked President Obama if taking executive action on immigration would hurt the chances for passing immigration reform legislation in a Republican-controlled Congress.  While acknowledging that immigration reform through legislation is the preferred solution, the President made it clear that after six years of Republican […] | Read More »

11/05/14 | Washington, DC – America’s Voice is a sponsoring organization of the Latino Decisions’ Latino voter Election Eve poll.  The third installment of data on Latino voters’ candidate and policy preferences will be released today at a 12:30 Eastern event at the National Press Club (with livestream and remote access available here).  For poll results already released, visit […] | Read More »

11/04/14 | Key Results Now Available for Huge Latino Voter Poll Nationwide and in 10 States An election eve poll of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in key 2014 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas) provides new insights into Latino voter behavior in the 2014 elections.  Below are select […] | Read More »

11/03/14 | Establishment Republicans Engage in Happy Talk While Hardliners Dominate  As the country contemplates a Congress controlled by the GOP, there is some talk – from the likes of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Former Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Preibus – that the Republican Congress will enact immigration reform […] | Read More »

10/31/14 | With Republicans Blocking Reform Legislation, President Gears up for Executive Action While State and Local Governments Enact Pro-Immigrant Policies While we await the results of the 2014 elections, the implications for the future of immigration reform are already clear.  As long as Republicans control one or both chambers of Congress, prospects for comprehensive immigration reform […] | Read More »

10/29/14 | For those predicting that the Republican Party can or will adjust its recent hard right course after November 4th – and start appealing to Latino voters in the process – recent events should give them pause.  From its establishment wing to its Tea Party base, the Republican Party is gearing up for a pitched battle over […] | Read More »

10/28/14 | RNC Chairman Reince Preibus Reverses Field from 2012 Post Mortem; Embraces GOP’s Lurch to the Anti-Immigrant Right  Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairmen don’t typically endorse specific policy recommendations.  But following the 2012 election in which Latino voters rejected Mitt Romney and the GOP, Chairman Reince Preibus and the RNC’s post-2012 autopsy report broke with precedent and made […] | Read More »

10/24/14 | Republican Opposition to Legislation and Executive Action Leaves Only One Policy Position Left to Support: The Broken Status Quo Washington, DC –In 2012, Republicans lost the White House in part because of their over-heated, anti-immigrant rhetoric. In 2014, they’ve doubled down on that strategy of attacking immigration reform. That was on full display yesterday as […] | Read More »

10/23/14 | During recent congressional debates over immigration, we called rabid anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King the leader of the Republican Party on immigration, recognizing that despite the leadership gavel in Speaker John Boehner’s hands, King was the real driver of the GOP’s policy direction in the House (note the absence of a vote for immigration reform in the House, […] | Read More »

10/22/14 | Republican Candidates Demagogue Immigration and Border Security in 2014 at the Expense of GOP Viability in 2016 Washington, DC – Given the Republican Party’s need to improve its standing with Latino voters in order to win back the White House, the GOP’s embrace of anti-immigrant politics during the 2014 election cycle is a remarkable development.  GOP […] | Read More »

10/20/14 | Experts to Discuss New Poll Results and Implications for Upcoming Midterm and Presidential Elections Washington, DC – On a press call/webinar today, Matt Barreto, Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, discussed the results of a new nationwide poll of 600 Latino voters that provides fresh data on overall Latino voter […] | Read More »

10/14/14 | Republicans Candidates – Gardner, Beauprez and Coffman – Would Create Lasting Damage on Immigration and Other Top Issues As ballots are mailed to voters across the state today, Latino leaders in Colorado held a press conference to highlight how important it is that Latino voters turn out in record numbers this election to make their […] | Read More »