Press Releases

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 »

06/18/12 | President Obama’s bold decision to protect hundreds of thousands of DREAM Act-eligible young people from deportation generated strongly supportive reactions from many of the nation’s leading editorial boards, who shared La Opinión’s assessment that it is “an act of justice that also has long-term economic benefits for the nation.”  Political observers are also in agreement […] | Read More »

06/18/12 | On “Face the Nation” Romney Bobs, Weaves, and Fails the Leadership Test Today on “Face the Nation” on CBS News, Mitt Romney was asked three times whether as President he would accept or rescind President Obama’s executive action to protect hundreds of thousands of Dreamers.  Romney dodged the question three times (see transcript below).  The following […] | Read More »

06/15/12 | Reaction to News & Background Information on Relief for DREAMers Today, the Obama Administration is announcing a bold move to protect an estimated 800,000 undocumented young people.  According to the Associated Press, “Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 […] | Read More »

06/14/12 | As Time Magazine Profiles DREAM Act-Eligible Youth, Doubts About Rubio Legislation Viability Makes Case for Executive Action As the media buzz around Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and his impending conservative version of the DREAM Act continues unabated, important questions remain about the bill’s specific content and its legislative viability. As Alex Leary writes today in […] | Read More »

06/13/12 | Or Continue to Alienate the Fastest-Growing Group of New Voters?  Prominent conservative voices are speaking out against the Republican Party’s hardline immigration stance, while noting the inextricable link between the GOP’s current immigration positioning and the Party’s dangerously low levels of support from Latino voters.  While the volume of friendly advice to Republicans to adapt […] | Read More »

06/12/12 | New tools to evaluate the impact Latino voters will have on the 2012 elections were unveiled this weekend at the Netroots Nation conference.  They include a new web site for political analysis and an interactive voter map created by Latino Decisions and our sister organization, America’s Voice Education Fund. As America’s Voice has documented, both margin […] | Read More »

06/11/12 | One Year After Obama Administration Announces New Deportation Policy, Progress Report Using DHS Data Shows Fewer Individuals Getting Relief and Those Getting Relief are Getting a Worse Deal Washington, DC – After a growing outcry by immigrants, allies, and Members of Congress, outraged at the record number of deportations carried out by the Obama Administration, the Department […] | Read More »

06/11/12 | Tools and Data Available at www.latinovotemap.org Allows User to View Different Scenarios, Outcomes Washington, DC – Latino voter behavior is one of the key variables in the 2012 election cycle, with both political parties navigating real challenges and opportunities in their effort to reach Latino voters.  In order to help track the influence and importance of […] | Read More »

06/08/12 | Strong Support for Citizenship, Federal Immigration Reform Among All Voters  Two new polls show that both Latinos and non-Latinos continue to embrace common sense, federal immigration reform and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  While some politicians continue to hide from the issue, suggest tentative baby steps forward, or hope the states will step in, the American people […] | Read More »

06/08/12 | By Following Lead of Lamar Smith and Steve King on Immigration, Republicans Continue Down Self-Destructive Path  Yesterday, in a near party-line vote, the House of Representatives approved an amendment by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to the Homeland Security appropriations bill that would prevent the Department of Homeland Security from prioritizing immigration enforcement to focus on dangerous individuals, instead of certain […] | Read More »

06/08/12 | ***Livestreaming Panel from Netroots Nation: Saturday June 9th at 10:30 AM Eastern*** ***http://www.livestream.com/fstv1***   Washington, DC – America’s Voice is convening a panel at Netroots Nation 2012, entitled, “Latino Vote Matters: Immigration, Power, and an Interactive Look at the Map” on Saturday, June 9th, at 10:30AM.  The panel, viewable via livestream here, will be led […] | Read More »

06/06/12 | We know we’ve been writing a lot on Mitt Romney’s three-part strategy regarding Latino voters.  Yet everyday on the campaign trail seems to offer more fodder for our theory: while the Romney campaign is acutely sensitive to their problems with Latinos, they don’t plan on engaging on the subject of immigration.  Instead, the campaign and the […] | Read More »

06/05/12 | Today, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign unveiled a new online ad in English and Spanish directed at Latino voters.  The ad juxtaposes a range of statistics about the economic struggles of Latinos with a clip from an Obama campaign ad that says “We still haven’t arrived where we need to be, but we’re on the right […] | Read More »

06/04/12 | Whether President Obama Will Deliver Relief for DREAM Youth a Test Case in Old vs. New Politics of Immigration  Old theories about the politics of immigration are giving way to new realities, as demographics and the results of recent elections make the political case for pro-immigration positions.  But too many candidates in both political parties […] | Read More »