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Advocates Across Nation Resoundingly Oppose Anti-Immigrant Collins Bill

Sen. Susan Collins’ anti-immigrant bill, which did not receive the votes needed to move toward passage today, tried to gain support from Republicans and moderate Democrats by claiming that it would not affect DACAmented DREAMers, even as it sought to deport older DREAMers and immigrant parents.  As we noted in our press statement today, it … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Responds to Senate Passage of Clean DHS Funding and Failure of Anti-Immigrant Collins Bill

Today the Senate approved a clean Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill, and Senate Democrats blocked a motion to proceed to a bill from Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) that would nullify the President’s immigration-related executive actions.  The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. In response to our movement’s relentless … Continue reading »

Collins Anti-Immigrant Bill Fails on Procedural Vote in the Senate, Roundly Rejected by Leaders from Across the Spectrum

If the GOP Wants to Address Nation’s Immigration Problems, then They Should Give Up on Mass-Deportation Measures and Be Prepared for a Debate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Today, the Senate voted to block debate on an extreme anti-immigration measure by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)—legislation designed to take away the President’s DAPA and expanded DACA programs … Continue reading »

McCaul's Border-First Bill is Pulled — We're Betting It's Not Because of Weather

Update: Rep Salmon says border bill lacked votes. “God bless the weather” he says on leadership excuse for pulling. — Erica Werner (@ericawerner) January 27, 2015 House Republicans have pulled the controversial McCaul border bill, which was scheduled to be voted on later this week.  The GOP is citing inclement weather conditions, but considering the bill … Continue reading »

Advocates Slam GOP Efforts to Attack Immigrants

Tonight and tomorrow, House Republicans are expected to once again shoot themselves in the foot by pandering to their base and attacking immigrants.  The legislation and amendments they are pushing would overturn President Obama’s recent executive action as well as the hugely successful DACA program begun in 2012.  Republicans are, of course, trying to claim … Continue reading »

So Much for Responsible Governance: GOP Kicks Off New Congress with Attacks on Immigrants

Next Week GOP Moves to Do Away With Fixes to Our Broken Immigration System  That didn’t take long.  With all the happy talk inside the beltway regarding bipartisan legislative progress, one of the top priorities of the Republican leadership is to take action on legislation that would maximize deportations of immigrants, remove protections from long-settled … Continue reading »

With House Immigration Vote, Message Sent and Message Received

GOP is Now the “‘Get Out’ Party” to Latino, APIA, and Immigrant Voters Today, by a 219-197 margin, House Republicans approved legislation by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) aimed at preventing the new Obama Administration immigration policy from taking effect.  In addition to cementing the GOP’s anti-immigrant brand, today’s vote also provided an ugly glimpse into … Continue reading »

Advocates React to GOP's Vote Today for Mass Deportation

View the America’s Voice statement here.  Below, check out what other organizations are saying: Sen. Harry Reid: Instead of voting on the Senate’s bipartisan bill to secure our border and fix our broken immigration system, House Republicans voted once again to deport DREAMers and their families. I will not bring this bill up for a … Continue reading »

As House Republicans Gear Up to Vote on New Deportation Bill, Colorado Groups Call on Senator-Elect Gardner to Vote ‘No’

If House Has Time for Show Vote on Subjecting Immigrants to Deportation, They Can Vote on Bipartisan Bill That Would Undo Obama Action and Provide Permanent Solution After two years of failing to take up any attempt at meaningful immigration reform in the House, now Republicans have announced that in response to President Obama’s executive … Continue reading »