Members of Congress use the month of August to host town hall meetings and events to hear from their constituents. When they do, we will be prepared…

Congressman Xavier Becerra and Immigration Reform Advocates Discuss Next Week’s House Hearing on the KIDS Act and State of Play in Congress Today, America’s Voice alongside other immigration advocates and policy experts held the nineteenth in a series of weekly “Office Hours” press briefings.  Moderated by Frank Sharry, Executive Director at America’s Voice, today’s call featured Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman… Continue »

Jorge Ramos has an interview with Steve King this weekend, and solicited questions to ask this morning via Twitter: I have an interview with Rep. Steve King on immigration reform. Any questions? — JORGE RAMOS (@jorgeramosnews) July 19, 2013 Here’s one: exactly when does Steve King think the US border will be secure enough?  What does… Continue »

Summary: Political stakes for Republicans to act on broad immigration reform remain high; political space for Republicans to act on broad immigration reform grows; half-measure options–like a DREAM Act-lite under discussion–show Republican evolution is at the beginning stages. Conventional wisdom states that House Republican leadership has an intractable problem on its hands regarding immigration –… Continue »

America’s Voice/AVEF and fellow immigration experts hold a series of weekly press briefings, or Immigration Reform “Office Hours.”  Each week, a different and diverse group of speakers share the latest information on the players, politics, legislation and other developments coming down the pipeline as the debate in Congress moves forward.

Associated Press: Immigration backers, under pressure to do more, plan campaign to pressure House to pass bill Arizona Republic: ‘Amnesty’ losing emotional punch in immigration debate By Dan Nowicki Fox News Latino: House Republicans In Deep Disagreement Over Immigration Reform New York Times: Boehner Optimistic About Immigration Bill By Ashley Parker Washington Post: Boehner hopes… Continue »

Today, the Senate confirmed former Department of Justice official Tom Perez as the next US Secretary of Labor by a 54-46 vote.  Perez is the first-ever Dominican-American Cabinet appointee and the first Hispanic Cabinet member in Obama’s second term. We know Perez best from our days in Alabama shortly after the state began implementing the self-deportation law… Continue »

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: New polling results released today show clear evidence that Latino voters now believe that the anti-immigrant voices in the House are not isolated individuals but that many Republicans in Congress hold these views.  When hearing a quote from Republican Mo Brooks, “There is a surefire way to create jobs now for… Continue »

August recess–a whole stretch of time from early August to early September when Congress is not in session–is coming up, and for immigration reform advocates that means one thing: mobilizing in Congressional districts across the nation to make it clear that we want immigration reform, now. Some local advocacy groups in California and across the… Continue »