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Pili Tobar

Pili is the Press Secretary for America’s Voice.  She grew up in Guatemala, and moved to the United States to attend college at the University of Miami, where she majored in film and political science.  In 2010, Pili interned for State Senator Eleanor Sobel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After finishing her Masters degree in Public … Continue reading »

Win a Prize! Guess if Romney Will Even Say "Immigration" in his NALEO Speech

As we’ve mentioned, Mitt Romney is going speak at at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) conference in Florida today. The speech will be broadcast live on C-SPAN at 12:30 PM ET. The big question is whether Romney will even talk about immigration. He’s been ducking the issue lately, especially in the … Continue reading »

Americans Agree: Protecting DREAMers Is A No-Brainer

June 2012 Last Friday, President Obama announced that young undocumented immigrants in college will be able to apply for protection from deportation and work permits. Newly-released polls show that voters strongly feel the President did the right thing—and Latino voters are more enthusiastic about his re-election because he took this bold action. The broad support … Continue reading »

Hyundai's Silence on HB 56, Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Immigrant rights groups were incensed at Hyundai’s silence when Alabama passed its anti-immigrant law, HB 56. Now that the state legislature has made a bad situation worse with its “tweak” bill, HB 658, the auto company has yet to speak out against the way immigrants are being treated in Alabama — even though the company … Continue reading »

Mitt Romney's Latino Strategy Comes Into Focus

Cross-Posted at The Huffington Post: Having alienated Latino voters in the primary with hard right immigration positions and dehumanizing anti-immigrant rhetoric, what will GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his surrogates do in the general election to attract the 40% of Latino votes experts say he needs to win the presidency? Many have argued that Romney … Continue reading »

To Rep. Sandy Adams: Victims of Domestic Violence Deserve Better Than Your VAWA Bill

Cross-Posted at Mom’s Rising and Daily Kos: It’s painful to watch. Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL), a victim of domestic violence, has let herself become the spokesperson for the grievously flawed and dangerous Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by House Republicans.  But asserting that “VAWA must protect all victims,” as Adams does in a new … Continue reading »

Attempting to Reunite With His Family, Alfonso Martinez Sanchez, Father of Five, Dies in Arizona Desert

Alfonso Martinez Sanchez, a 39 year-old father of five, died while trying to cross the Arizona desert last month. He was attempting to reunite with his family after Border Patrol arrested and deported him to Mexico. As the North Carolina Times reports, the tragic story began when Martinez signed for a letter as an employee … Continue reading »

May 17, 2012: DREAMers Launch "Right to DREAM" Campaign With National Day of Action

Tomorrow, United We Dream (UWD) is hosting rallies, marches and protests as part of its “Right to DREAM” campaign’s National Day of Action. Frustrated with the Obama Administration, undocumented youth around the country are calling on President Obama to keep families together and use his executive powers to protect DREAMers from deportation. In a press … Continue reading »

United We DREAM Steps Up Pressure For Relief, Launches "Right to DREAM" Campaign

Record high deportations, Secure Communities and 287g enforcement programs, and millions of people still living in the shadows — This is the Obama Administration’s mark on immigration policy. Undocumented youth and their allies aren’t having it any longer. They’re speaking truth to power through a new campaign called the Right to DREAM. “Enough is enough…through … Continue reading »