Press Releases

06/10/14 | Washington, DC – Tonight, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) conceded to GOP Primary challenger, David Brat, in the race for the Republican primary in VA-07. Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to this news: “Let’s be clear: Eric Cantor was no friend of immigration reform.  He’s been […] | Read More »

06/10/14 | With the window for legislative action on immigration rapidly closing, new polling released yesterday underscores that House Republican leadership’s opposition to reform resonates only with a small and shrinking slice of the electorate – less than one-fifth of the country.  Separate analysis of the implications of House Republicans’ refusal to deliver on popular immigration reform […] | Read More »

06/09/14 | Lindsey Graham Stands Strong, Eric Cantor Runs Scared Washington, DC – Despite real world evidence at the ballot box that embracing a practical approach to immigration reform is no problem, too many in the Republican Party continue to act as if the loud-but-not-large nativist wing of the party is in command.  For example, two Southern […] | Read More »

06/06/14 | ***MONDAY: Rally and Press Conference Outside Federal Building in Cleveland** Over 150 Latinos and their Families from Northeast Ohio Join in Solidarity with Painesville Father and Husband Facing Deportation CLEVELAND, OH – Once again, a NE Ohio immigrant family is confronted with a barbaric decision made by Rebecca Adducci, Director of the Detroit Field Office […] | Read More »

06/06/14 | “King of the House”: One Year Since Passing Amendment to Deport DREAMers, Steve King Still in Charge of Immigration in House America’s Voice Releases Timeline of King’s Most Memorable “Milestones” on Immigration On today’s Office Hours press call, labor leaders, immigration advocates and a DREAMer from Steve King’s district in Iowa marked the one-year anniversary […] | Read More »

06/06/14 | By Comparison, Rep. Cory Gardner’s Latest Attempt to Appear Pro-Immigrant is Criticized as Far Too Little, Far Too Late   Denver, CO – Today, Senator Mark Udall urged President Obama to act on behalf of Colorado families and businesses if House Republicans continue to block commonsense and bipartisan immigration reform legislation. As hard-working immigrant families […] | Read More »

06/05/14 | As DACA Renewals Announced and on One Year Anniversary of Steve King Vote to Defund Program, Polling Shows Why Obama Administration Should Build on Successes of DACA In polling analysis that should embolden the Obama Administration to use their existing authority to deliver broad executive relief, the Washington Post highlights an array of recent polling […] | Read More »

06/02/14 | Steve King Anti-DREAMer Vote; DACA Anniversary; and Senate Bill Passage Anniversary Will the GOP Exit June as the Anti-Immigrant Party, or as a Party Capable of Winning the White House in 2016? As the calendar turns to June, this month will see three different immigration-related anniversaries that add up to a telling reflection of the […] | Read More »

06/02/14 | Family Relieved to Continue Life Without Imminent Threat of Deportation; Commits to Pushing for a Long Term Solution Seattle, WA – After tirelessly building public support for keeping their family together, Jaime Rubio Sulficio and Keiko Maruyama won a reprieve on Jaime’s deportation from Washington State Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Field Office Director Nathalie […] | Read More »

05/29/14 | Instead of Pushing for an Immigration Reform that the Majority of Coloradans Support, Colorado Republicans All SupportAnother Extremist Measure from Fringe Congressman Steve King (R-IA) Denver, CO – While House Republicans continue to trot out weak excuses for not putting a bipartisan immigration reform bill to a vote, they have found time and support on […] | Read More »

05/29/14 | House Republicans have had a year to act on an immigration overhaul and have refused, trying to pin the blame for their inaction and obstruction on everything from the announcement of a national monument in New Mexico to the conflict in Syria.  While House Republicans have refused to vote on the Senate’s immigration bill or […] | Read More »

05/29/14 | Although House Republican leaders have thus far refused to schedule a vote on reasonable immigration reform, they continue to find time to let Rep. Steve King (R-IA) rant and rave against immigrants and offer up amendments to go after them. Last June, the House passed a Steve King amendment to defund the DACA program and […] | Read More »

05/28/14 | Cantor Boasts of Blocking Reform, President Delays Administrative Relief Two major developments yesterday serve to clarify the state of play on legislative and administrative immigration reform: 1) chances that House Republicans will move on immigration reform legislation were dealt a huge blow by Eric Cantor; and 2) the President’s announcement that the results of the […] | Read More »

05/27/14 | Will Coffman Follow Romney Down the Path to 23 Percent of the Latino Vote in Colorado? As former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney visits Colorado today to endorse and raise money for Rep. Mike Coffman (R, CO-6), the obvious question arises: Will Mike Coffman continue his path following Romney down the “self-deportation” rabbit hole? It […] | Read More »

05/27/14 | Legal Experts, Advocates and Affected Individuals Discuss DOJ Strategy of Prosecuting Immigrants for Reuniting with their Families As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) completes its review of deportation policies and practices, there’s been little focus on another major player in the immigration enforcement machinery: the Department of Justice (DOJ). On a press call today, […] | Read More »

05/22/14 | Vote on Immigration Reform in Early Summer, Or the President Will Have No Choice But to Act Today, actions from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and influential Spanish language journalist Jorge Ramos made it clear that if House Republicans fail to act on immigration legislation in the next several weeks, […] | Read More »

05/22/14 | Political Experts Discuss State of Immigration Politics, Implications for 2014 and 2016 As House Republicans continue to block votes on immigration reform, the legislative space for action continues to shrink and so do the GOP’s prospects of remaining competitive in 2016.  On today’s Office Hours call, immigration advocates and political experts from California and Colorado […] | Read More »

05/22/14 | GOP Leaders Continue to Hide Behind Lame Excuses to Avoid Voting on Immigration Reform House Republican leaders are concocting more and more excuses for their legislative inaction on immigration reform.  Unfortunately for them, the excuses don’t even pass the laugh test. Yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) issued a statement full of righteous indignation that President […] | Read More »