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America’s Voice Reacts to News of Cantor’s Loss in VA-07 GOP Primary

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 … Continue reading »

Former CBP Commissioner on MSNBC: Children at Border is "International Humanity Crisis"

Former acting commissioner of the US Customs & Border Patrol Agency Jason Ahern spoke with Chuck Todd on MSNBC this morning about children at the border, and called the issue an “international humanity crisis.” Ahern emphasized the plight of the children and said that they are coming to the US to flee violence — a large number … Continue reading »

On Immigration, GOP Bowing to Wishes of Less than One-Fifth of Country

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 … Continue reading »

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, June 10, 2014

PBS Newshour: Immigration reform emerges as key issue in primary contest facing Eric Cantor By Rachel Wellford Wall Street Journal: Eric Cantor May Get Immigration Signal in Tuesday’s Vote By Laura Meckler Associated Press: Supreme Court: Children over 21 go to back of visa line Reuters: Supreme Court rules against immigrants over visa eligibility By … Continue reading »

Vox: Jerry Brown May Have Vetoed 2012 TRUST Act Because of ICE Lobbying

This is a pretty juicy, never-revealed before anecdote from Dara Lind at Vox today.  Apparently ICE, facing insubordination from localities over Secure Communities and police holds on immigrants, lobbied California’s Gov. Jerry Brown to veto the TRUST Act in 2012.  They tried to talk him into a 90-day “pilot program” for California, but talks eventually fell … Continue reading »

NE OH Immigrant Community to ICE Field Director: Comply with Policy Directives and Stop Destroying our Families

***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 … Continue reading »

Goodlatte Comments, Eric Cantor Memo Show – Again – GOP is Not Serious About Immigration Reform

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the renewal process for DACA this week, and in response, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte had the gall to criticize the announcement and claim that it could hurt the prospects for legislative immigration reform.  As Goodlatte said according to Roll Call: These actions undermine Congress’ hard work to reform our immigration laws and … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform “Office Hours”

“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 … Continue reading »