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Marco Doublespeak vs. Hillary Straight Talk: On Immigration Policy, Stark Contrasts on Display

Frank Sharry: Rubio “Confusing the Issue on Purpose;” Clinton “Engaging in Some Long Overdue Straight Talk” The contrast between Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton on immigration reform was on full display yesterday.  Rubio talked out of both sides of his mouth in ways that were confusing with respect to his policy stance and revealing with … Continue reading »

Des Moines Register Editorial Board: Marco Rubio Trying To "Have It Both Ways" On Immigration

Marco Rubio may be feeding Iowa’s GOP primary voters exactly what they want to hear when it comes to immigration, but in an editorial printed yesterday, Iowa’s most influential newspaper isn’t falling for it one bit. From the Des Moines Register: We wanted to know where he stands on immigration after distancing himself from the … Continue reading »

NEW POLL: Latino Voters on Midterm Elections, Immigration, and 2016 Presidential Contenders

Experts to Discuss New Poll Results and Implications for Upcoming Midterm and Presidential Elections Washington, DC – On a press call/webinar today, Matt Barreto, Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, discussed the results of a new nationwide poll of 600 Latino voters that provides fresh data on overall Latino voter … Continue reading »

New AV Polling Shows Where Potential 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand with Latino Voters

Today on Jose Diaz Balart, Matt Barreto, Janet Murguia, and Frank Sharry previewed new America’s Voice polling on the power of the Latino Vote going into 2016. The poll will be released at 1pm this afternoon (Oct. 20). As you’ll see, Republican contenders are facing an uphill climb while, as Frank noted, Hillary Clinton has some work to do … Continue reading »

Sarah Palin Was For Immigration Reform and Citizenship Before She Was Against It

Ah, Sarah Palin. This weekend, she was in an uproar over the immigration bill that just passed the Senate.  She is just outraged about the path to citizenship. But here’s the thing: in 2008, she strongly supported a pathway to citizenship. It’s all captured in an article from Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski. First, the recent rant: … Continue reading »

And, This: "The Senate Immigration Bill Will Help Improve Social Security’s Long-Term Solvency"

As the mark-up of the Senate immigration begins in the Judiciary Committee tomorrow, advocates for reform got some very significant news today on the economic benefits of the bill. Via the WSJ’s Washington Wire: The Senate immigration bill will help improve Social Security’s long-term solvency and reduce the number of immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, … Continue reading »

Jeb Bush is Back: On Board With Immigration Reform That Includes Path To Citizenship (Again)

The past seven days have been quite a ride for Jeb Bush. He began the week by recanting his earlier support for immigration reform with  a path to citizenship.  That’s because Jeb wrote a book last year when it didn’t seem like a path to citizenship would be the mainstream Republican position. But, the 2012 … Continue reading »

SOTU Response Gives Marco Rubio Opportunity To Lay Out His Immigration Views In English and Spanish

Tomorrow night, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union. After he’s finished, Senator Marco Rubio will deliver the Republican response in both English and Spanish. We are, of course, interested in what both have to say about the prospects for real immigration reform this year. Two weeks ago, the President laid out his … Continue reading »

Is Citizenship Extreme?

By Maribel Hastings, Senior Advisor at America’s Voice The House Judiciary Committee’s first hearing on immigration reform clarified that many Republicans are opposed to a clear path to citizenship. Even Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) identified the “question of the day” as whether there was a third way between two “extremes”: mass deportation and citizenship. … Continue reading »

Harry Reid on Immigration Reform: "American People are Past Excuses. They Want this Legislation Passed"

Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was on ABC’s “This Week” where he talked about the prospects for immigration reform in Congress this year. When host George Stephanopoulos asked if immigration reform will pass the Senate and pass the House, Reid said, “Well, it’s certainly going to pass the Senate. And it would be a … Continue reading »