Press Releases

07/13/12 | While much of the reaction to President Obama’s June DREAMer protection announcement has focused on political implications and related public opinion, a new story and online feature in The Guardian (UK) focuses coverage on the most important aspect of the President’s announcement. | Read More »

07/11/12 | Flake/Cardon AZ Senate Primary Battle Joins Romney 2012 Campaign as Evidence of GOP’s Outdated & Counterproductive Immigration Thinking Washington, DC – When it comes to immigration, Republican candidates remain stuck between a nativist rock and a demographic hard place.  This week, a few sensible voices like Condoleezza Rice, George P. Bush, and Jason Riley of […] | Read More »

07/10/12 | Rising Share of 2012 Electorate Likely to Be Pro-Immigration; New Poll Shows Voters Frustrated With Inaction New polling released by Washington Post/ABC News shows that while Americans remain frustrated with the status quo on immigration, they don’t think Mitt Romney would do a better job on the issue than Barack Obama.  The poll also shows […] | Read More »

07/06/12 | Yesterday, California took a key step in positioning itself as the “anti-Arizona” on immigration enforcement, with the state Senate passing a bill that would restore common sense to the proper role for states with respect to immigration. | Read More »

07/05/12 | GOP Candidate’s Continued Mishandling of  Immigration Keeps Issue Front and Center in Campaign Washington, DC – Heading into the final four months of the presidential campaign, the immigration issue remains front and center.  And, GOP nominee Mitt Romney keeps ensuring that the issue will be a central topic until Election Day. In an already infamous […] | Read More »

06/27/12 | Today, Latino Decisions and America’s Voice released the latest installment of their Latino voter poll in five battleground states (AZ, CO, FL, NV, VA). In an on-the-record webinar and press briefing, Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions and Frank Sharry of America’s Voice reviewed the most recent poll findings and demonstrated how a ground-breaking online tool (developed by Latino Decisions and America’s Voice Education Fund) provides a hands-on way for users to see how Latino turnout and candidate choice will impact the Presidential race. | Read More »

06/27/12 | New Fact Sheet and Polling Round-Up Highlight Next Steps in Fighting “Papers on Demand” Provision and Continuing Strong Opposition to SB 1070 Washington, DC – In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on SB 1070, many have been left wondering what does this mean, what happens now and where do voters stand on this […] | Read More »

06/26/12 | Obama leans into the issue, takes action and wins; Romney stays right, ducks the issue and loses  Many have been surprised these past few weeks.  Not only has immigration dominated the headlines, but President Obama has dominated his opponent Mitt Romney on the issue.  Why?  Because Obama understands the new politics of immigration, while Romney […] | Read More »

06/25/12 | McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed Poses Three Immigration Policy Questions Romney Just Can’t Seem to Answer   Similar to the way he ducked the key immigration questions at his speech at last week’s NALEO conference, Mitt Romney today avoided a substantive response to today’s Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s immigration law – despite being in Arizona.  Additionally, […] | Read More »

06/25/12 | Racial Profiling Provision Will Lead to Discrimination, Needs to be Struck Down in the Future This is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, in response to today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona anti-immigration law.  “Today’s Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s anti-immigrant law dealt the state and its nativist […] | Read More »

06/25/12 | This week Latino Decisions and America’s Voice release additional datapoints from our June 2012 5-state battleground survey.  Below are results and related analysis from Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions: In advance of the Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s controversial SB1070, we asked Latino voters how they would feel if the court were to uphold the law.  In […] | Read More »

06/22/12 | As we wrote yesterday, Mitt Romney’s NALEO speech left many questions unanswered regarding immigration policy, including whether or not a President Romney would rescind President Obama’s new directive to protect DREAM-eligible young people.  It turns out that many others share our confusion, including a campaign policy advisor, who today predicted that Romney would rescind the […] | Read More »

06/22/12 | As the issue of immigration takes center stage, and the political world watches the dueling speeches at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) conference between Mitt Romney and President Obama, the Republican echo chamber seems to have settled on a set of talking points.  Together, they add up to yet another […] | Read More »

06/22/12 | DREAMer Protection Decision Driving Up Latino Voter Enthusiasm  New polling from Latino Decisions and America’s Voice shows President Obama holds a commanding lead over Mitt Romney with Latino voters in key swing states.  In Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia combined, Latino voters favor Obama over Mitt Romney by a 63% to 27% margin.  As […] | Read More »

06/21/12 | With a softer tone than he used in the GOP primaries, Mitt Romney tried to fool his audience at NALEO into thinking that he’s an immigration reformer.  But Greg Sargent, Mark Murray and Michael Tomasky weren’t fooled (see below).  Once the smoke cleared, there was no fire.  Romney did not walk back from the hard […] | Read More »

06/21/12 | At NALEO, Mitt Underwhelms & Fails the Leadership Test During his eagerly anticipated speech today at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) conference, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney underwhelmed and failed the leadership test. The following is a reaction from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: “Romney’s remarks on immigration […] | Read More »

06/20/12 | Romney Has Thus Far Avoided Direct Answers on DREAMer Protections or Saying “Immigration” Before Latino Audiences Washington, DC – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will speak at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) conference tomorrow, a speech eagerly anticipated due to Romney’s ongoing refusal to discuss immigration in front of Latino audiences or […] | Read More »

06/19/12 | As Romney Ducks Question, New Polls Show Broad Support for President Obama’s Action New polling documents that the general public, including Latino voters and independent voters, are broadly supportive of President Obama’s bold decision to protect hundreds of thousands of DREAM Act-eligible young people from deportation.  Yet while the American public has decided and voiced […] | Read More »