Press Releases

09/23/14 | Some Get Relief, Others Continue Painful Wait in Limbo President Obama decided to wait on immigration policy reforms until after the November mid-term elections.  But from now until November, scores of Ohio families—including many with U.S. citizen members–face imminent deportation.  Their lives simply cannot wait for an election to take place; they need action from […] | Read More »

09/18/14 | Following a procedural vote that failed on the Senate floor this evening, in which Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) attempted to pass a procedural motion so they could bring forward a bill that would prevent future executive action on immigration by President Obama and strip work permits from DACA recipients, Frank Sharry, […] | Read More »

09/18/14 | Support for Legal Status, Path to Citizenship and Immigration Reform Remain Strong, Especially When Given Details Five public polls that included questions regarding immigration policy have been released in the past week.  Three were national polls, sponsored by the New York Times/CBS News, Washington Post/ABC News and NBC News/Wall Street Journal (with a Latino voter […] | Read More »

09/16/14 | Frustration and anger can translate into inaction and paralysis, or they can fuel change. I prefer the second option because if participation of Hispanics in elections were equivalent to our population numbers, we’d be in a very different place, especially if we voted in larger numbers on every level, not just in the presidential elections, […] | Read More »

09/12/14 | It’s been about a week since President Obama announced that he would delay his anticipated executive action on immigration reform, and the President has come under severe criticism for his delay.  Spanish-language media, immigration reform advocates, TV show hosts, and members of Congress have all blasted Obama for his perceived prioritization of politics over relief for millions […] | Read More »

09/11/14 | For those still wondering why the Latino community and immigration activists and allies are so frustrated by President Obama’s announced delay on immigration executive action, Joe Sudbay’s piece “Democrats Can’t Keep Ignoring Immigrants and Their Allies” is a must-read.  Joe, a friend of the immigration reform community and an advisor to America’s Voice, authored a […] | Read More »

09/10/14 | Leading editorial boards are decrying the decision by President Obama to delay executive action on immigration, citing how political fears have triumphed over the pressing need for immigration policy changes. A New York Times editorial, “Another Broken Promise on Immigration,” reads in part: The real reason [for delaying executive action], Mr. Obama’s aides have acknowledged, […] | Read More »

09/09/14 | As they were scuttling action on immigration by the President “by the end of summer,” Senators like Mark Pryor (D-AR), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Angus King (I-ME) and others said reform should be worked out in Congress.  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) picked up the mantle, asserting that the House of Representatives could pass […] | Read More »

09/09/14 | National Immigration Advocates and Ohio Families Decry Political Gamesmanship, Highlight Real Human Costs of Obama’s Delay To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. With President Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the hopes of thousands of American families facing deportation were dashed. On a press […] | Read More »

09/08/14 | La Opinion, Telemundo and Univision Criticize Broken Promise, While Recent Latino Polling Shows Missed Political Opportunity President Obama’s announced delay of immigration executive action is being greeted harshly by leading Spanish language media outlets.  Check out the blistering headlines from the past few days in the nation’s largest Spanish language newspaper, La Opinión (translated by […] | Read More »

09/06/14 | Washington, DC – As news reports today confirm, President Obama will officially delay his announcement on executive action until after the 2014 elections.  Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: “We are bitterly disappointed in the President and we are bitterly disappointed in the Senate Democrats. We advocates didn’t make […] | Read More »

09/05/14 | Rumors of a potential delay of executive action on immigration reform have been swirling around D.C. in recent days.  But an editorial from La Opinion the nation’s largest Spanish-language newspaper today highlights the absurdity of excuses offered to bolster a delay and urges the President to follow-through on his original timeframe for reform. “The world […] | Read More »

09/04/14 | Pedro Ramirez is the Poster Child for Need for Bold, Consistent Executive Action TODAY With recent reports suggesting that the President will delay his executive action announcement on immigration until after the elections, one family in Ohio is paying the price for the White House’s inaction. After receiving a stay of deportation one year ago, […] | Read More »

09/04/14 | Why the President and Democrats Should Lean In Now, and Not Wait Until Later Despite the continued reports suggesting that the President may delay big executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the case for executive action from the White House gets stronger every day. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s […] | Read More »

09/04/14 | Follow Advice of Senator Udall and Take Action Now Where House Republicans Have Failed In June, President Obama took to the White House rose garden to express his frustration with House Republicans and their obstruction on immigration reform. He spoke boldly, saying, “Today, I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration […] | Read More »

09/03/14 | News reports suggest that the President may delay big executive action on immigration until after the November elections, due to complaints from scared Democrats in red states. If this happens, it will be because Democrats have simply forgotten all the lessons we thought they learned in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 elections.  Leaning in to […] | Read More »

09/03/14 | To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. Today, longtime immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) joined DREAMer, Latino leaders and immigration advocates to react to rumors of a potential delay in the Administration’s announcement on executive action; explain why action from the White House is so urgently needed; and discuss why inaction […] | Read More »

08/28/14 | From voting or voicing support for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to signaling willingness to trigger a government shutdown and even impeachment proceedings over potential executive action on immigration, national Republicans continue to lurch hard right on immigration—staking out policy positions more extreme even than Mitt Romney’s.  At the same time, […] | Read More »