Press Releases

06/24/14 | American Values Must Remain At the Heart of Our Response to Child Refugees With Congress embarking on several hearings this week related to the rise in the number of children fleeing violence in Central America and seeking safety in the United States, the question is what is going to guide our response: will our leaders […] | Read More »

06/20/14 | National and California Immigration Advocates, Labor Leaders and Pollsters Available to Comment on the McCarthy Leadership Election In the wake of the House Leadership election yesterday and Kevin McCarthy’s ascension to House Majority Leader, California-based immigration advocates, labor leaders and pollsters are weighing in on what this means for the future of immigration reform as […] | Read More »

06/19/14 | Despite Past Comments Supportive of Reform, Recent Comments Are Hardly Encouraging The first major decision facing newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will be whether immigration reform will secure a place on the House’s July legislative calendar.  Unfortunately, despite representing an agriculture-heavy district with a sizeable Latino voter constituency where immigration reform is overwhelmingly popular, […] | Read More »

06/18/14 | Iowa Republican in Driver’s Seat Unless and Until House Republican Leadership Takes Action – And Soon  Washington, DC – In an extended interview with the authors of the “The Way North” series from the New York Times, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) makes clear that he plans to drive the Republican Party’s immigration direction in the […] | Read More »

06/17/14 | Washington, DC – Addressing the surge of children fleeing violence in Central America and arriving at the borders of the U.S. and other countries is a humanitarian crisis, not a political football.  As Leslie Velez of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees recently told National Journal, “It’s a humanitarian crisis in the region.  The numbers are alarming, […] | Read More »

06/16/14 | Will Kevin McCarthy Follow the Path of Pete Wilson or Ronald Reagan? Washington, DC – As a series of new reports capture, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) likely ascension to House Majority Leader will have important implications for immigration policy and moreover, the political future of the Republican Party.  And coming from California, no one should understand the politics […] | Read More »

06/13/14 | ***SUNDAY: Community Mass and Media Availability** Sunday, June 15th at 11:30am-12:30pm. Rosary to Follow. St. Casimir’s Church–8223 Sowinski Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44103 UPDATE: One Year Stay Just Granted to NE Ohio Father and Husband Family and Community Pleased with ICE Change of Heart, Decision to Grant Temporary Relief to Painesville Family CLEVELAND, OH–In the wake […] | Read More »

06/13/14 | Cantor, Graham and Immigration Reform: What the Tale of Two Primaries Means for 2014, 2016 and Beyond Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) defeat and Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) victory this week offer two distinct profiles on how different approaches on immigration can lead to wildly different outcomes. On today’s Office Hours call, business leaders and immigration […] | Read More »

06/13/14 | Will He be a Leader that Saves the GOP Heading into 2016, or Will He Cave to Steve King and the “Hell No” Caucus? With a number of new reports predicting that current House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) will win the election for House Majority Leader, many have asked how the likely new Majority […] | Read More »

06/12/14 | Voters Want Leadership and Action to Reform Immigration — Not Retreat  If Republicans learn the wrong lesson from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) loss, they are likely to continue down the wrong path on immigration reform. And if they block the best chance in a generation America has had to enact landmark immigration reform, […] | Read More »

06/12/14 | New Republican Poll Reveals Just How Much Colorado Republicans Will Leave on the Table if They Continue the March Away from Immigration Reform Tuesday nigh, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost to little known challenger, David Brat, in the VA-7 Republican primary. While this may make the prospects for immigration reform that much more […] | Read More »

06/11/14 | Here’s our take on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) defeat, the role immigration reform played in his primary loss, the meaning of the outcome for the immediate prospects of immigration reform and the impact it all could have on the Republican Party’s future: What was immigration’s role in Cantor’s defeat? While primary winner Dave […] | Read More »

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 »