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Immigration Reform

The Border Is The Most Secure Its Been In Decades — But Don’t Expect To Hear That From Republicans

Continued Republican claims about an unsecure border — including recent fearmongering about a possible ISIS infiltration from Presidential candidate Rand Paul — just got doused with a cold bucket of reality. In a front page story earlier this week, the Washington Post’s Jerry Markon writes that “illegal immigration flows have fallen to their lowest level … Continue reading »

The Republican Governors And Attorneys General Blocking Relief For Millions Of Immigrant Families

Earlier this week, a court of appeals denied the government’s emergency request to lift the temporary hold on DAPA and expanded DACA, two programs that would allow millions of families to live free from the fear of deportation. Legal scholars have noted that this bogus lawsuit — led by a coalition of GOP Governors and … Continue reading »

Effort To Repeal The Texas Dream Act On Life Support

With the Texas legislative session coming to a close on Monday, June 1st, the repeal of the Texas Dream Act seems grows less likely by the hour. Local media from across the Lone Star State are declaring the measure, also known as SB1819, “dead” for the legislative session. From The Dallas Morning News: Barring some … Continue reading »

WaPo: Unauthorized Immigration Across Border at Historic Lows; GOP: Secure the Border First

Washington Post Exposes the GOP’s “Secure the Border First” Mantra as Fact-Free A new front-page story in the Washington Post by Jerry Markon finds that “illegal immigration flows have fallen to their lowest level in at least two decades.”  It quotes Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection as saying “we have seen tremendous progress…the border … Continue reading »

David Leopold: No Surprise From 5th Circuit On Immigration, But Judge Hanen’s Reliance On “Sublime Intelligences” Exposed

Cross-posted from David Leopold’s blog: Yesterday, in a 2/1 split decision, a three judge motions panel of the 5th circuit appeals court refused to lift the injunction placed on President Obama’s immigration executive actions last February by Texas Judge Andrew Hanen. Hanen’s order temporarily blocked the implementation of DACA expansion and DAPA, which offer an … Continue reading »

Immigrant Families And Advocates Across 20+ States Rally, Pledge To #Fight4DAPA

Yesterday, immigrant families, advocates, elected officials, business and faith leaders from across the country rallied together in a National Day of Action in support of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Tuesday would have been the first day of DAPA’s implementation, but the program — which would allow millions of immigrant families to work … Continue reading »

Maribel Hastings: Dual Promises On Immigration

Maribel Hastings is a Senior Advisor to America’s Voice: This electoral season has brought another twist to the debate and the fight over immigration reform: it is no longer enough to know whether or not the candidates support immigration reform and a path to citizenship. A candidate’s position regarding the president’s executive actions on immigration – including the 2012 … Continue reading »

Five Key Points Ahead of Hillary Clinton’s Las Vegas Roundtable

Reform with Path to Citizenship is the Goal, but What Will She Say about Executive Action? Ahead of Hillary Clinton’s roundtable discussion in Las Vegas this afternoon, America’s Voice offers five key points regarding the current state of immigration politics and policy. Hillary Clinton’s embrace of a full pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants is the consensus … Continue reading »

100 Ohioans, Supporters Walk 21 Miles To Reunite Marine Corps Vet Elizabeth’s Family

Yesterday, 100 Ohioans and supporters from around the country walked 21 miles from Mentor to Cleveland, Ohio, in an effort to help reunite Elizabeth Perez’s family, torn apart by her husband’s deportation in 2010. Elizabeth is a mom of two young U.S. citizens, and is a ten-year veteran of the United States Military, serving in … Continue reading »

In New Video Retired Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Perez, USMC Fights to Reunite with Husband in Country She Served and Loves

In Newest Addition to OurHome.us, Perez Shares Story of Her Husband Marcos’ Deportation and Her Family’s Life Apart This week, OurHome.us, a collaboration of United We Dream and the America’s Voice Education Fund, released the latest in a series of videos dedicated to telling the stories of those that stand to benefit from immigration reform. This week’s video features Staff Sgt. Elizabeth … Continue reading »