Press Releases

08/13/12 | Pundits Agree He is Extreme on the Economy, Extreme on Immigration The reaction in Spanish-language media to Mitt Romney’s choice for vice presidential running mate has been strong and consistent: Ryan is out of step with Latinos on both the economy and immigration, and this choice means Romney has essentially given up on the Latino […] | Read More »

08/13/12 | The news that Mitt Romney has selected Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate reinforces the Republican immigration status quo and is not going to help repair Romney’s low standing among Latino voters. | Read More »

08/10/12 | Democratic Senate Candidates Push to Include DREAM Act in Party Platform, While Republicans Stay Tethered to Hardline Positions A growing number of Democratic candidates are embracing the new paradigm on immigration, while Republicans remain stuck in the old way of thinking. The latest evidence of the parties’ different strategies on immigration comes from three Democratic […] | Read More »

08/09/12 | First in Series of State Fact Sheets Highlighting Key Statistics and Information about 2012 Latino Battleground States  Today, America’s Voice releases “Spotlight on Nevada: Immigration, Latino Voters, and the 2012 Elections.”  The Nevada release is the first in a series of “state spotlights” focusing on the power of the Latino vote in 2012 Latino battleground […] | Read More »

08/07/12 | Frank Sharry Reacts to New Ad Targeting Nevada Latino Voters Today, a conservative group released a new Spanish-language ad targeting Latinos in Nevada and blasting President Obama as “Deporter-in-Chief” in reference to the President’s immigration enforcement record.  The group behind the ad, Nevada Hispanics, is associated with the conservative and pro-Republican organizations American Principles in […] | Read More »

08/03/12 | The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director at America’s Voice Education Fund, responding to today’s release of additional Deferred Action guidelines by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS):   “There’s a lot of excitement around this announcement from DHS because the pieces are falling into place.  In less than two weeks, thousands of young […] | Read More »

08/03/12 | Given his long-standing history of buffoonery and anti-immigrant agitating, it should come as no surprise that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) presided over an embarrassing and offensive hearing yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives. | Read More »

08/02/12 | Senator Criticizes Obama Plan to Protect DREAMers Instead of Offering a Legislative Solution                                                                                      […] | Read More »

08/02/12 | Proves They’ve Adopted Extremists’ Agenda As Their Own Washington, D.C.- Tomorrow’s House Constitution Subcommittee hearing on Rep. Steve King (R-IA)’s English Language Unity Act—a bill that would mandate “English-only” government documents and services—is hardly the first indication that the House GOP is taking its cues on immigration from the anti-immigrant movement.  Since returning to power […] | Read More »

08/01/12 | No Wonder Latino and Other Voters Are Rejecting GOP Washington, DC –  With his sensational spin around a new Congressional Research Service (CRS) memo, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is proving once again that he sees “immigrant” as synonymous with “criminal”—and showing why the Republican Party is having such a hard time courting Latino voters and […] | Read More »

07/31/12 | This past weekend, the editorial board of the Burlington Times-News in North Carolina roundly criticized local law enforcement officials who plan to attend a “training” hosted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in Texas. | Read More »

07/26/12 | Latino Voters Care and Are Watching Where Candidates Stand on the Issue Other Voters have Other Priorities, But Do Support Common Sense Reform Washington, DC – A new Wall Street Journal/NBC/Telemundo poll of both Latinos and general voters confirms two fundamental truths about the politics of immigration: 1) Latino voters see this issue as very […] | Read More »

07/25/12 | Wall to Wall Coverage of Trial in Spanish-Language Media Shines Spotlight on GOP Anti-Immigration Extremism When the notorious anti-Latino and anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the witness stand at this week’s civil rights trial in Phoenix, he chose to play a game of duck and dodge, pinning responsibility for his offensive remarks and actions on […] | Read More »

07/23/12 | On a webinar today, experts from Latino Decisions and America’s Voice release the full and final results of a new national poll of Latino registered voters, revealing how these voters view the politics of immigration in light of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on SB 1070 and the President’s decision to stop the deportation of […] | Read More »

07/23/12 | Crucial Context Before Release of New Latino Polling Numbers Today at 1pm We’ve long said that what’s happened to the GOP in California over the last twenty years—as the Latino population expanded, and the Republican Party aligned itself with restrictionist immigration policies instead of more inclusive ones—is a cautionary tale for the rest of the […] | Read More »

07/20/12 | No One Should Lose Parental Rights, or Be Assaulted, in the Name of “Enforcing the Law” Everyone knows our nation’s immigration policies need to be fixed.  But behind these failed policies are real human beings: those who make decisions about how to enforce the law, and those whose lives are affected by their decisions.  Two […] | Read More »

07/18/12 | Today, Mitt Romney’s campaign released a new Spanish-language ad featuring Romney’s son Craig speaking to the camera in Spanish, along with images of the Romney family and people assumed to be Latinos. Despite being entitled “Nation of Immigrants,” the ad continues the Romney campaign’s strategy of ducking behind gauzy platitudes on immigration rather than disavowing his actual immigration promises: a self-deportation policy for undocumented immigrants, a veto of the DREAM Act, and support for Arizona’s approach to immigration as a “model” for the nation. | Read More »

07/18/12 | In New Analysis, Pollsters Also Outline Methods Used to Capture Latino Voter Opinion Accurately Washington, DC – After a busy month of immigration news, including the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070 law and President Obama’s decision to protect DREAMers from deportation, a new nationwide poll of Latino voters conducted by Latino Decisions finds […] | Read More »