Press Releases

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 »

06/01/12 | As we have documented, both margin and mobilization are of critical importance to determining the impact of Latino voters in the 2012 elections. Today, a range of observers offer advice to President Obama and Republicans on how to improve their numbers with Latinos. Political analyst Charlie Cook examines new Gallup polling on the presidential race […] | Read More »

05/31/12 | From Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) to dozens of Senate Democrats, there is growing consensus that something needs to be done to address the status of young undocumented immigrants who grew up here and call this country home, but lack the papers that allow them to move forward with their lives. […] | Read More »

05/31/12 | A consensus seems to be emerging across party lines that it is a good idea to protect young undocumented immigrants who have grown up in America.  But while talk of a legislative breakthrough this year sounds nice, what Latino voters really want to see is action. As Julia Preston of the New York Times reports […] | Read More »

05/30/12 | There’s a growing consensus that Mitt Romney can’t compete for Latino votes.  Instead, the expectation is that GOP-affiliated Super PACS will run ads aimed at depressing the Latino vote.  In fact, it’s already happening in one of the battleground states: Nevada.  In another battleground, Colorado, PBS News Hour interviewed a Latina voter, Alejandra Vasquez, who summed […] | Read More »

05/29/12 | Instead of Competing for Latino Voters in November, Evidence Piling Up of Multi-Pronged GOP Voter Suppression Effort Observers across the political spectrum agree that Latino voters will shape the election results in 2012 and beyond, and that Mitt Romney is in a deep hole with this segment of the electorate.  As Republican pollster Glen Bolger […] | Read More »

05/25/12 | Having backed himself into a corner on immigration during the Republican primary, recent events strongly suggest that Mitt Romney’s campaign and surrogates have decided on a three-part Latino strategy heading into the general election: (1) focus solely on the economy to compete for the small slice of Latino voters willing to look past anti-immigration rhetoric and policies; […] | Read More »

05/24/12 | Latino Voter Turnout Levels Important to Assess Alongside Head-to-Head Matchup Between Obama & Romney As many have noted, the 2012 presidential race may hinge on Latino voters’ political choices.  But there are two choices Latino voters have to make: 1) whether to vote at all; and 2) which candidate to support if they decide to […] | Read More »