Press Releases

08/11/14 | Last week, we noted that the real radical option on immigration policy would be for President Obama to do nothing.  Today, two of the world’s leading news outlets make a similar case, editorializing in favor of the president taking executive action on immigration, as the status quo of our deeply broken immigration system is untenable. […] | Read More »

08/08/14 | As 2016 Campaign Gets Underway, Republicans Abandon Issue to Anti-immigrant Wing This week, the Republican National Committee met to evaluate how much progress the Party has made since issuing its post-2012 election autopsy. The recommendation to act on immigration was not only ignored, but stomped on.  As the Associated Press reports: Yet for all their […] | Read More »

08/07/14 | Affront to Democracy is House GOP Refusal to Bring 11 Million People Under Rule of Law, Not President Using Existing Legal Authority Yesterday, we highlighted analysis from a range of legal experts and observers who agree that President Obama has broad authority to act on immigration.  If you read only one piece on this, it has to […] | Read More »

08/06/14 | Earlier today, we highlighted analysisfrom a range of legal experts and observers who have stated that President Obama has broad authority to act on immigration. Subsequently, Greg Sargent of the Washington Post’s “The Plum Line,” published a post entitled “How far can Obama go on deportations?”  It features in-depth interviews with John Sandweg, who was […] | Read More »

08/06/14 | The Washington Post editorializes today against President Obama using his executive authority to change immigration enforcement.  What’s curious is that a Post editorial from this past April stated: In fact, all law enforcement involves setting priorities.  Even most Republicans acknowledge that deporting 11 million illegal immigrants, many of whom are employed and have been present in […] | Read More »

08/05/14 | Why Do Rand Paul and House Republicans Let this Guy Define the GOP? The video of yesterday’s confrontation between prominent Dreamer Erika Andiola and prominent nativist Rep. Steve King (R-IA) – featuring a cameo, and hilarious escape, by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) – is generating plenty of attention and reaction. The proceedings beg the question for Rand […] | Read More »

08/04/14 | Friday evening’s votes in the House of Representatives – to expedite deportations for Central American children fleeing violence and end DACA – cemented Republicans’ lurch to the far right on immigration.  Spanish language media closely monitored the proceedings and as all can see, the Republican Party’s antics are on full display. La Opinión, the nation’s […] | Read More »

08/04/14 | Last Minute Election-Year “Conversion” Won’t Make Up for Years of Anti-Immigrant Voting  Where to begin? The political circus that was last week’s House GOP vote on its border bill and DREAMer deportation amendment was as dysfunctional as it was absurd. Yes, Republicans voted once again to deport DREAMers back to countries they hardly know and […] | Read More »

08/02/14 | Scorecard Zeroes in on the 12 Most Vulnerable Republicans House Democrats are continuing their efforts to demand a vote on immigration reform and House Republicans are continuing to block action while promising to one day address the issue.  The disconnect between Republicans’ rhetorical support for immigration reform and their actual legislative record is vast, and is a problem of […] | Read More »

08/01/14 | America’s Voice Responds to Tonight’s House Votes Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to tonight’s votes on immigration and child refugee issues in the U.S. House of Representatives: How pathetic.  With today’s votes, the House Republicans have completed their lurch to the far right on immigration.  They […] | Read More »

08/01/14 | Advocates and DREAMers React to Legislative Developments and Discuss Expectations for Executive Action Ahead With the debate over how to handle the current humanitarian emergency at the U.S. border still very much in flux, many are left speculating what this means going forward and how this will impact potential executive action down the road. On […] | Read More »

07/31/14 | Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responding to today’s developments in the House of Representatives: The House of Representatives is going to stay in town to toughen up and try to pass anti-immigrant measures?  Lord help us.  Only in the whacky world of the GOP would measures to fast-track […] | Read More »

07/29/14 | House GOP Made Child Refugee Debate an Immigration Debate – So Senate Should Insist on CIR as Part of Any Conference on House Plan With House Republicans today introducing a new deportation-focused proposal for dealing with Central American refugee kids and continuing to mistakenly blame DACA for the rise in refugees, Senate Democrats should use […] | Read More »

07/29/14 | New PRRI Poll: Americans View Central American Kids Fleeing Violence as Refugees Deserving Full & Fair Proceedings; Sonia Nazario Provides Reminder on “The Daily Show” Why We Must “Do the Right Thing” Take five minutes to read this poll and watch this TV clip, and you’ll get a sense for how Americans are viewing the […] | Read More »

07/28/14 | Cory Gardner Doubles Down on Anti-Immigrant Stance By Criticizing Senate Immigration Bill Supported by 70% of Coloradans  With immigration reform legislation laid to rest at the feet of House Republicans, national Latino and Asian groups released a score card Monday to grade members of the House of Representatives on their immigration voting record in the […] | Read More »

07/28/14 | After Blocking Immigration Reform, GOP on Verge of Blocking Resources for Border Emergency As Congress enters its last week of the July work period, the contrast between both parties could not be clearer.  On all things immigration-related, Republicans seem hell-bent on blocking the President and Democrats at every turn.  This will make it clear to […] | Read More »

07/25/14 | Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Immigration Experts and Advocates Discuss State of Play in Congress, Administration On today’s weekly Office Hours press briefing, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and immigration reform advocates discussed the state of play on policy reforms in Congress and the Administration. While the Obama Administration continues to take steps to address the child refugee […] | Read More »

07/25/14 | The current humanitarian crisis at the border has exposed House Republicans, yet again, for the obstructionists that they are. After bearing the responsibility for squandering the best chance for comprehensive immigration reform in decades, they are once again building up to do nothing. Yesterday, Steve Benen called out Speaker of the House John Boehner on […] | Read More »