Press Releases

01/22/13 | The U.S. Senate reconvened today and issued a list of their 2013 legislative priorities.  Immigration reform is listed as S.1, signifying its importance to Senate leadership. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice […] | Read More »

01/18/13 | Almost four out of five voters said they support a system that requires immigrants to pay taxes, holds employers accountable for hiring legal workers and prevents them from exploiting immigrant labor, improves border security and ensures that undocumented immigrants have a chance to work towards citizenship. | Read More »

01/17/13 | During a speech at Georgetown University Law Center yesterday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced plans to make immigration reform a top priority for his Committee in 2013.  As the starting gate for consideration […] | Read More »

01/14/13 | The President Promised It; Republicans Need It; The Movement is Ready to Deliver It  New developments in the immigration debate offer fresh evidence that immigration reform that creates a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million […] | Read More »

01/09/13 | And a Sign of Momentum in Favor of Immigration Reform The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill yesterday that will grant temporary drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants, moving the bill to the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn […] | Read More »

01/08/13 | MPI & CAP Demonstrate that We Can’t Spend our Way to Immigration Solution or Believe “Border First” Crowd Two new studies on immigration enforcement show that the border first/border only immigration policy is not enough.  […] | Read More »

01/04/13 | Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced that he will join the House Judiciary Committee, stepping away from a plum post as the third ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, so that he […] | Read More »

01/03/13 | Key Lessons for Both Parties as Legislative Debate Moves “Full Steam Ahead”  The Huffington Post reports that President Obama is planning to move “full steam ahead” on immigration reform this January, with the White House […] | Read More »

12/19/12 | TIME Magazine editors named Barack Obama their “Person of the Year” today–but in the magazine’s recent Readers’ Choice poll for the same award, the President came in at 18th.  “Undocumented Immigrants“ finished with a strong third, while The Daily Show’s […] | Read More »

12/18/12 | New Colorlines Analysis Shows Steady Separation of Parents and U.S. Citizen Children Under DHS New data on the deportations of the parents of U.S. citizen children remind us why family unity has to be the […] | Read More »

12/14/12 | A new video from America’s Voice Education Fund, “From the Latino Vote in 2012 to Immigration Reform in 2013,” captures the Republican Party’s challenge with respect to Latino voters and the GOP’s need to push […] | Read More »

12/13/12 | Changing Demographics & Corrosive GOP Image Among Latinos a Recipe for Increasing Political Irrelevance Unless Party Adapts on Immigration Latinos and the Republican Party haven’t seen eye-to-eye much recently.  However, leaders of prominent Latino-focused organizations […] | Read More »

12/10/12 | Frank Sharry: “Americans Want it, Democrats Promised it, and Republicans Need it”  The ramp-up to the upcoming immigration reform legislative battle has started and will continue to play out in public over the coming months.  […] | Read More »

12/07/12 | Since the 2012 election results rolled in, it’s been hard to keep track of all the momentum behind real immigration reform. The immediate post-election developments included supportive comments from Republican Senators for real reform, such as Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC) and Rand Paul (KY), and the surprising backing of earned citizenship from Fox News television and radio host, Sean Hannity. Yet the hits just keep on coming | Read More »

12/05/12 | New Poll Analysis Shows All Americans–Latinos and Non-Latinos–Agree In an interview with CQ yesterday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reiterated his support for comprehensive immigration reform and even “suggested that he could support citizenship…with preconditions, including […] | Read More »

12/04/12 | Campaign Manager “Regrets” Hard Right Stance on Undocumented Immigrants; Will Republicans in Congress Heed the Lesson?  Matt Rhoades, Mitt Romney’s campaign manager, has added his voice to the ranks of other Republicans lamenting choices the […] | Read More »

12/04/12 | In the burgeoning legislative debate over immigration reform, leaders of the DREAMer movement of young aspiring Americans drew an important line in the sand this weekend.  At a conference convened by United We Dream, one […] | Read More »

11/30/12 | Half-Measures and Pretend Solutions Won’t Solve the GOP’s Problem   Some Republicans get it.  Because of the party’s historic losses among Latino voters in the 2012 elections they are calling for the GOP to adopt a […] | Read More »