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New CNN Polls Show Strong Support for Pro-immigrant Policies and Candidates

Support for DREAMer Relief Sky High, Support for Path to Legal Status at New High and Latino Support for Obama at Record High A set of new CNN polls show how the politics of immigration have shifted dramatically in favor of pro-immigrant policies and candidates. With respect to President Obama’s policy of protecting young people … Continue reading »

Mitt Romney's Answer on Deferred Action for DREAMers Fails to Reassure

After months of ducking questions about what he would do with President Obama’s deferred action policy, Mitt Romney finally said something that was responsive yesterday in an interview with the Denver Post. This is what he said: “The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a … Continue reading »

Romney’s Answer on Deferred Action a Step in the Right Direction, But He Still Avoids the Key Questions

Against a Background of Hard Line Positioning, Welcome Move Fails to Reassure Washington, DC- After months of ducking questions about what he would do with President Obama’s deferred action policy, Mitt Romney finally said something that was responsive yesterday in an interview with the Denver Post.  Said Romney, “The people who have received the special … Continue reading »

Ruben Navarrette, We Still Like You More Than the White House Likes Us

TO: Ruben Navarrette FROM:  Frank Sharry RE:  Thanks for the shout out Hey Ruben, I read your nationally-syndicated column today.  Thanks for the shout out to America’s Voice and me.  As is always the case, your column is a must-read.  I don’t always agree with you, but especially during non-election years it’s my humble opinion … Continue reading »

Caesar Vargas on the Impact and Influence of DREAMers

Writing at The Hill’s Congress Blog, Caesar Vargas — a DREAMer and activist who was in Tampa and Charlotte —  has a post-convention analysis on the politics of immigration. During the Democratic National Convention, Benita Veliz made history during her prime time appearance by being the first undocumented immigrant, or DREAMer, to speak before a national party … Continue reading »

Univision, National Journal and ABC News Host DNC Panel on Latino Vote

Today, our Executive Director, Frank Sharry, joins Ron Brownstein from National Journal, Jake Tapper from ABC News, and Maria Elana Salinas from Univision on a panel at the Democratic National Convention entitled “The Democratic Party in Tomorrow’s America: The Hispanic Surge and the New Landscape of American Politics.” The panel “examines how growth in the … Continue reading »

DNC Kicks Off with Major Contrasts on Immigration on Display

Ahead of this week’s Democratic National Convention, a series of contrasts are on display regarding immigration policy and politics: Democratic and Republican Party Platforms on Immigration:  On immigration, the RNC’s official platform unveiled last week is a Kris Kobach-driven grab-bag of hardline anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies.  The RNC platform is filled with references to “illegal aliens,” linking undocumented … Continue reading »

As DNC Kicks Off, Major Contrasts on Immigration on Display

***MEDIA AVAILABILITY*** ***America’s Voice Available for Interviews at the Democratic National Convention*** Washington, DC – Ahead of this week’s Democratic National Convention, a series of contrasts are on display regarding immigration policy and politics: Democratic and Republican Party Platforms on Immigration:  On immigration, the RNC’s official platform unveiled last week is a Kris Kobach-driven grab-bag of hardline anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

Mitt Romney Selects Paul Ryan as VP; Reinforces the Republican Immigration Status Quo

The news that Mitt Romney has selected Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate reinforces the Republican immigration status quo and is not going to help repair Romney’s low standing among Latino voters.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the Ryan VP selection: Paul Ryan … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: "Romney is 'caught between a nativist rock and a demographic hard place'"

Post-health care decision analysis from Francis Wilkinson at Bloomberg notes that the ruling might provide a short respite for Romney from his ongoing immigration debacle: The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act has saved the Romney campaign from its recent message muddle. Romney ran into turbulence as soon as the U.S. Department of … Continue reading »