Press Releases

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 »

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 »