Press Releases

08/27/12 | Observers Agree: “Demographics is Destiny” for GOP Unless Party Re-Images Itself on Immigration Washington, DC – As evidenced by its party platform, the reins of the Republican Party’s immigration policy are in the hands of hardliners, led by anti-immigrant legal architect Kris Kobach.  Ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, some prominent Republican politicians, […] | Read More »

08/24/12 | Univisión anchor Jorge Ramos has written an insightful “Letter to Republicans” ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.  Ramos, along with his colleague Maria Elena Salinas, will host both President Obama and Mitt Romney on Univisión’s “Meet the Candidate” forums on separate nights prior to the 2012 elections. The below is an English translation […] | Read More »

08/23/12 | Anti-Immigrant Leaders and ICE Agents Join Forces to Try to Stop DREAMers from Gaining Security and Work Permission in America Washington, DC – Kris Kobach, immigration advisor to the Romney campaign, architect of the infamous Arizona and Alabama immigration laws, and driving force behind the Republican Party’s hard line platform on immigration, today joined with […] | Read More »

08/22/12 | Kris Kobach’s Extreme Positions Adopted by Platform Committee on Same Day Romney Campaign States Goal of Significantly Increasing Latino Support As we predicted yesterday, Kris Kobach – the legal architect of the Arizona and Alabama anti-immigrant laws and Kansas Secretary of State – continues to dominate the immigration policies of Mitt Romney’s Republican Party.  Yesterday, […] | Read More »

08/21/12 | As Courts Crack Down on Kris Kobach Approach to Immigration, Romney’s GOP Doubles Down Washington, DC – An array of Republican voices and surrogates are claiming that a President Mitt Romney would push for sensible immigration reform policy.  Fluent Spanish-speaking son Craig Romney has appeared in Spanish language ads promising that his “father will work […] | Read More »

08/20/12 | While Extremists Define the GOP, Top Republicans Continue to Avoid Immigration Issue The reviews are in about the first few days of the new DREAMer protection policy, with a range of observers praising the program and citing inspiring stories of young people who have a new opportunity to contribute to the only country they know […] | Read More »

08/17/12 | Regarding the 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants in America, GOP Nominee Vows to Veto the DREAM Act, Supports Self-Deportation and Sees Arizona’s Anti-immigrant Law as “Model for the Nation”  This week, Americans witnessed history as young DREAMers began applying for deferred action under the policy announced by President Obama. The event garnered intense attention in both […] | Read More »

08/17/12 | Both Candidates Should Seize Opportunity to Speak Directly to Latino Voters America’s Voice supports Univisión’s efforts to have the presidential candidates participate in a candidate forum focused on the array of issues most relevant to the Latino community. Univisión, the nation’s largest Spanish language network, this week issued an invitation to the presidential candidates to […] | Read More »

08/16/12 | In Absence of Reasonable Republicans, Brewer’s Action Against DREAMers Defines GOP and Clarifies the Choice for Latino Voters Yesterday’s official launch of the deferred action program for DREAMers offered a reminder about how public policy changes can directly improve people’s lives.  Unfortunately, yesterday also brought home a reminder about the way politics courses through even […] | Read More »

08/14/12 | Candidate Pledges to “Reform Immigration” on Spanish Language Radio, Yet Refuses to Take Position on Smartest Immigration Policy Change in Decades With the DREAMer “Deferred Action” process set to begin tomorrow at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mitt Romney still refuses to answer a simple question: on his first day as President, would he […] | Read More »

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 »