Monday, October 15 Panelists: Michael McDonald, Associate Professor, George Mason University Matt Barreto, Associate Professor, University of Washington and Principal, Latino Decisions Vanessa Cardenas, Director, Progress 2050 Action, Center for American Progress Action Fund Alfonso Lopez, Delegate, VA House of Delegates Frank Sharry, Executive Director, America’s Voice Click here to see brand-new…
Wednesday, October 10 Panelists: James Mejia, President & CEO, Mejia and Associates; former President, Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Moderator) Robert Preuhs, Assistant Professor of Political Science, MSU-Denver Gabriel Sanchez, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico, Director of Research, Latino Decisions Olivia Mendoza, Executive Director, Colorado Latino Forum Grace Lopez…
Tuesday, October 9 Panelists: Rick Rodriguez, Carnegie Professor of Journalism, Arizona State University and former Executive Director of the Sacramento Bee (Moderator) Rodolfo Espino, Associate Professor of Political Science, Arizona State University Gary Segura, Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies, Stanford University; Principal, Latino Decisions Daniel Rodriguez, National Coordinating Committee Member,…
Thursday, October 4 Speakers: Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director, America’s Voice (Moderator) David Damore, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada-Las Vegas Andres Ramirez, President, Ramirez Group Leo Murrieta, Nevada State Director, Mi Familia Vota Astrid Silva, Founding Member, DREAM Big Vegas Click here to view brand-new Nevada polling released. Polling summary: 43% The percentage of Nevada Latino…
Thursday, October 4 Panelists: Casey Klofstad, Political Science Professor, University of Miami (Moderator) Marc Caputo, Reporter, Miami Herald Darío Moreno, Political Science Professor, Florida International University Gaby Pacheco, Immigrant Rights Leader Frank Sharry, Executive Director, America’s Voice Jonathan Rodrigues, Organizer, Florida New Majority Click here to view brand-new Florida polling released. Polling summary: 36% The percentage of Florida…
Editor’s Note: Our colleagues, Maribel Hastings and Pili Tobar, were in Charlotte and provided updates from the convention. They’ll be covering a wide range of events hosted by various groups, including NALEO and Voto Latino. Also, during the convention, America’s Voice’s Executive Director, Frank Sharry, was on a panel hosted by the National Journal, ABC and Univision on…
The 2012 Republican National Convention has begun, and we wanted to put together this guide of what you can expect from the convention, its nominee, and its delegates on immigration. To begin with, there’s Mitt Romney. Romney tacked to the extreme right on immigration during the primaries, but has hardly mentioned the topic at all…
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) are pushing legislation that would force all employers to use the federal government’s flawed E-Verify program before hiring any workers. This may sound simple, but making E-Verify mandatory would actually jeopardize the jobs of millions of Americans, expand red tape for businesses, cost taxpayers billions, and fail to identify undocumented workers more than half the time. What’s worse, it won’t actually fix the broken immigration system.
MANDATORY E-VERIFY LEGISLATION: JUST THE FACTS
WHAT’S THEIR REAL AGENDA? MASS DEPORTATION
MANDATORY E-VERIFY IS NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME
MANDATORY E-VERIFY WOULD COST AMERICAN TAXPAYERS
MANDATORY E-VERIFY WOULD DESTROY AMERICAN AGRICULTURE
MANDATORY E-VERIFY WOULD HURT AMERICAN WORKERS
MANDATORY E-VERIFY WOULD EXPAND RED TAPE AND COSTS FOR BUSINESSES
MANDATORY E-VERIFY IS A BIG BROTHER NIGHTMARE
MANDATORY E-VERIFY WOULD OVERWHELM THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Statement of Tyler Moran, Policy Director, National Immigration Law Center: House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security Hearing on the Social Security Administration’s Role in Verifying Employment Eligibility (NILC, April 2011)
COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM IS THE FAIR, AND PRACTICAL SOLUTION
America’s Voice stands with the majority of Americans who support real, comprehensive immigration reform. We are joined by leaders from the law enforcement, local government, business, labor, civil rights, and faith communities who agree that Congress should restore the integrity of the nation’s immigration system.
Opponents of reform offer no ideas beyond building a border fence. They have consistently misinformed the public, and have offered no solutions. Americans don’t want endless debate. They want action.
Our goal is to create the public momentum for reforms that will transform a dysfunctional immigration system into a regulatory system that works. To achieve this, we conduct cutting edge public opinion research, perform rapid response communications in English and Spanish, and support courageous leaders who are standing up for real immigration reform.
We believe sensible immigration reform legislation should combine the following elements to secure the border and reduce illegal immigration:
- A program that requires those here illegally to get on the right side of the law by passing background checks, studying English, paying taxes, and working towards full U.S. citizenship.
- Reunification of families separated by outdated immigration laws.
- A commission to regulate the future flow of employment-based immigration so that workers’ rights are protected and honest businesses can compete.
- A crackdown on unscrupulous employers who hire undocumented workers and break labor laws to undermine their law-abiding competitors.
- Smart and professional border enforcement, conducted in consultation with border communities.
- Reform of current immigration enforcement practices, including the right to fair proceedings, humane treatment of immigration detainees, and respect for community policing.
- Reduction of migration pressures in “sending countries” over time.
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