Press Releases

05/13/13 | Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is up to his old tricks on immigration.  Today, he issued a new video highlighting the depths of his hypocrisy when it comes to getting serious about reforming our broken system.  Below is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, responding to this new video: This […] | Read More »

05/13/13 | Ascendant Pro-Reform Conservatives Recognize that the Longer Bill Process Plays Out, the Worse the Anti-Reform GOPers Make Party Look  Though it can be difficult to recognize pivotal moments during the middle of a debate, last week featured several major developments that significantly strengthened the prospects of immigration reform. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of […] | Read More »

05/10/13 | First Day of SJC Markup; Mother’s Day; and Remembering the Tragedy of the Postville (IA) Raid Five Years Later Today, America’s Voice Education Fund and fellow immigration experts held the eleventh in a series of weekly press briefings, or Immigration Reform “Office Hours.”  Moderated by Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director at America’s Voice Education Fund, the call […] | Read More »

05/10/13 | With Thursday’s Senate markup in the rearview mirror, immigration reform remains the rare policy issue capable of breaking through the partisan gridlock in Washington.  Below are three reasons why immigration reform continues to gain momentum: Bipartisan Reform Backers Remain United:  In the face of a battery of amendments to the Senate immigration bill, backers from […] | Read More »

05/09/13 | Senators Rightly Reject Extremist Border Amendments and Reaffirm the Core of Immigration Compromise As the Senate Judiciary Committee began to mark-up of S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act on Thursday, immigration advocates and community leaders joined a telephone press conference to offer reactions to the initial votes and progress of immigration […] | Read More »

05/09/13 | At the Senate Judiciary Committee markup, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) claimed that Americans want to address border security only, and wait on broader immigration reform.  A recent New York Times/CBS news poll addresses this very question, and proves Senator Grassley is out of touch with public opinion on this issue. According to the poll, 83% […] | Read More »

05/09/13 | When Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said the security provisions contained in the bipartisan Senate bill are “weak” in his opening statement today, he completely ignored reality and the real state of border security: As a nation, we have mounted an aggressive “enforcement-first” strategy for the past 20 years.  Currently, according to the Migration Policy Institute, we […] | Read More »

05/08/13 | America’s Voice Assesses the Most Telling & Important Proposed Changes to Senate Immigration Bill Ahead of the start of the legislative markup tomorrow in the Senate Judiciary Committee, immigration reform supporters and opponents on the Senate Judiciary Committee have filed over 300 amendments to the bipartisan reform bill. Below is a snapshot of some of […] | Read More »

05/06/13 | Really?  DeMint, Sessions and Krikorian the Face of the GOP opposition?  As the Senate’s bipartisan Gang of 8 immigration bill moves toward markup later this week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, immigration reform opponents are increasingly public and vocal. Current Heritage Foundation president and former Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), whose reputation as a researcher is, […] | Read More »

05/06/13 | America’s Voice Education Fund Sheds Light on Senate Immigration Reform Opponents and their Anti-Immigrant “Brain Trust” Now that you’re familiar with the members of the bipartisan Senate Gang of Eight, get ready to meet the Senate “Gang of Hate.” With the Senate immigration mark-up set to kick off this week, new profiles by America’s Voice […] | Read More »

05/03/13 | Former Senator and current Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint appears set to launch a new attack on immigration reform in the hopes of derailing it entirely.  Just like he used his super PAC to keep Republicans in the dark ages and out of power in the Senate, — thanks in large part to DeMint’s PAC […] | Read More »

05/03/13 | Setting the State for Senate Judiciary Mark-Up: New Poll Shows Republicans Need to Produce Results Not Rhetoric; CAP Analyzes the Numbers Behind the Senate Bill Today, America’s Voice Education Fund and other political and policy experts held the tenth in a series of weekly “Office Hours” press briefings.  Each week, a different and diverse group […] | Read More »

05/03/13 | The Wall Street Journal today editorializes against the recycled “border security first” talking points emanating from some conservatives who are intent to attack the progress and momentum behind immigration reform legislation in the U.S. Senate. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: This is a leadership moment for the true backers […] | Read More »

05/02/13 | The Man Who Helped Keep Harry Reid Majority Leader Now Wants to Take Down Immigration Reform Along with GOP Presidential Prospects Washington, DC – New polling from the New York Times/CBS News finds that “83 percent of respondents said they supported a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants already in the country illegally, […] | Read More »

05/01/13 | Yesterday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) stated that the best arguments to convince his Republican colleagues to support immigration reform were political in nature: “if we don’t do this, we can’t begin the conversation with our Hispanic voters, and all you have to do is the math.  Do the math on the growth of the Hispanic […] | Read More »

04/30/13 | Yesterday, speaking with New Orleans radio talk show host Garland Robinette, Mark Krikorian, head of the anti-immigrant think tank Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and the intellectual author of the “self-deportation” strategy, offered a fresh reminder why Latino voters have rejected candidates and parties who listen to him. According to a transcript and recording of […] | Read More »

04/30/13 | Cross-posted at Left in Alabama: Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected Alabama’s appeal to consider the state’s 2011 “show me your papers” anti-immigration law, formally known as HB 56.  As a refresher, Alabama’s anti-immigrant law made international news for its Draconian “self-deportation” provisions, including targeting the immigration status of schoolchildren. From a […] | Read More »

04/26/13 | Following introduction of the bipartisan Senate immigration bill the legislative debate kicked in quickly, giving a glimpse into how members from both sides of the aisle are lining up to support or oppose reform.  Spurred in large part by historically low levels of support from Latino voters in the 2012 elections, some members of the […] | Read More »