Press Releases

09/20/12 | Huge Implications for Immigrants and Immigration Reform in Dem on Dem Battle What’s the most critical race for immigrants that’s flying under the radar screen?  It’s the Democrat-on-Democrat battle pitting 8-term Congressman Brad Sherman against immigration reform champion, and 14-term Congressman, Howard Berman in California’s 30th district. Thanks to redistricting and a 2010 ballot initiative, Sherman and Berman […] | Read More »

09/20/12 | After grilling Mitt Romney on immigration and other topics yesterday, Univisión’s Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas will interview President Obama later this afternoon. Here are five key immigration questions for the President. | Read More »

09/19/12 | Tomorrow, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) travels to Sioux City, Iowa to speak at a fundraiser for Rep. Steve King (R). This is Governor Christie’s first mistake of the 2016 campaign. Instead of taking a page from Jeb Bush’s upcoming book, he’s following the Romney strategy: double down on extremism early on, and box yourself in for the general election. | Read More »

09/19/12 | Yesterday, a U.S. District judge lifted an injunction against the “show me your papers” provision of Arizona’s SB 1070 anti-immigrant law, allowing this Draconian provision to go into effect. It’s widely agreed that implementation of this provision will involve rampant racial profiling of Latinos in Arizona, and additional legal challenges will be brought to stop it. | Read More »

09/18/12 | It’s Latino Week for Mitt Romney (and Hispanic Heritage Month for the rest of us), and the Republican candidate is already 0 for 2 when it comes to convincing Latino voters he’s on their side on immigration reform.  Romney’s speech before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce yesterday was a dud, full of substance-free platitudes […] | Read More »

09/18/12 | The relationship status between Mitt Romney and Kris Kobach remains complicated. Romney claimed yesterday that he has “not met” with Kobach, the infamous architect of the “show me your papers” immigration approach that forms the heart of the Arizona and Alabama state laws, as well as Romney’s articulated “self-deportation” vision for immigration policy. Despite Romney’s […] | Read More »

09/18/12 | With Community Policing and Trust of the Immigrant Community at Stake, Brown Must Sign the TRUST Act California Governor Jerry Brown has until the end of the month to decide if he’s going to sign the TRUST Act into law.  His decision to sign the bill or veto it will tell us a lot about […] | Read More »

09/17/12 | Today, Mitt Romney speaks before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, just two days before he will take questions from Univisión anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas.  Given Romney’s poor standing with Latino voters and Latinos’ importance in numerous 2012 battleground states, this week’s Latino-focused appearances have reached mission critical status […] | Read More »

09/14/12 | The lawyer behind the odious Arizona and Alabama “show me your papers” laws, Kris Kobach, the man driving the immigration agenda of Mitt Romney’s Republican Party, has somehow gone even further off the rails and is now embracing discredited “birther” conspiracy theories. As Talking Points Memo highlights, “Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an informal […] | Read More »

09/13/12 | Fourth in Series of State Fact Sheets Highlighting Key Statistics and Information about 2012 Latino Battleground States Today, America’s Voice releases “Spotlight on Colorado: Immigration, Latino Voters, and the 2012 Elections.”  The Colorado release is the fourth, following Arizona, Nevada and Florida, in a series of “state spotlights” focusing on the power of the Latino vote […] | Read More »

09/13/12 | After Calling King His “Partner,” Romney Tries – Unsuccessfully – to Distance Himself on Immigration; Meanwhile Jeb Bush Prepares to Step Up After the Election with a Book that Argues for Sensible and Humane Immigration Reform Washington, DC – Yesterday, Mitt Romney’s campaign attempted to distance the candidate’s immigration views from those of outspoken anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King […] | Read More »

09/12/12 | With less than two months before the 2012 elections, the array of facts and figures circulating each day can be hard to follow.  When it comes to the politics of immigration and the Latino vote, here are the numbers you need to know: 72,000: The number of young people who have already requested relief under […] | Read More »

09/11/12 | State Appeals Ruling on Immigration Law Out of “Principle” in Ugly Preview of Life Under Kobach/Romney Self-Deportation Plan Yesterday, the state of Alabama filed a motion asking the full 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear arguments about the state’s worst in the nation anti-immigration law.  The Alabama law, HB 56, made international news for […] | Read More »

09/11/12 | Second in Series of State Fact Sheets Highlighting Key Statistics and Information about 2012 Latino Battleground States Today, America’s Voice releases “Spotlight on Arizona: Immigration, Latino Voters, and the 2012 Elections.”  The Arizona release is the third, following Nevada and Florida, in a series of “state spotlights” focusing on the power of the Latino vote […] | Read More »

09/11/12 | Third in Series of State Fact Sheets Highlighting Key Statistics and Information about 2012 Latino Battleground States Today, America’s Voice releases “Spotlight on Florida: Immigration, Latino Voters, and the 2012 Elections.”  The Florida release is the second, following Nevada, in a series of “state spotlights” focusing on the power of the Latino vote in 2012 […] | Read More »

09/10/12 | Mary Sanchez Column Says DNC Shows “How America is Really Shaded” A new Kansas City Star column by Mary Sanchez highlights the striking differences between the Democratic and Republican Conventions when it comes to demographic diversity.  “A Herman Cain here and a Marco Rubio there won’t do the trick. In Charlotte, network cameras couldn’t focus […] | Read More »

09/07/12 | This week’s Democratic National Convention represented a clean break from the old and discredited conventional wisdom that for Democrats, immigration is an issue best avoided when talking to general election audiences.  Instead, and in contrast to last week’s Republican National Convention, Democrats embraced the new paradigm of immigration politics, one that recognizes that leaning into […] | Read More »

09/06/12 | Yesterday featured some stark reminders of why politics and elections matter.

On stage at last night’s Democratic National Convention, DREAM Act advocate Benita Veliz spoke to the assembled delegates and television audience and shared her compelling personal story. | Read More »