Senate Democrats, led by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), today reaffirmed their commitment to a common sense, comprehensive solution to “illegal” immigration by introducing the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011. Continue »
As the Republican race for the party’s presidential nomination begins and the 2012 cycle kicks off in earnest, the Party’s stance on immigration and ability to compete for Latino voters will be a major storyline. In this report, America’s Voice provides a review of GOP presidential candidate positions on... Continue »
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is gearing up to introduce a mandatory E-Verify bill that would force all employers to check for what the Cato Institute calls “a cardless national ID.” What’s at stake in the congressional battle ahead? The entire agriculture industry and... Continue »
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced that New York will “suspend” its participation in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) controversial Secure Communities program. The Secure Communities program is supposed to catch and deport undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes. It’s a program that we could support if only... Continue »
E-Verify would kill almost 800,000 jobs, slash $17 billion in tax revenue, cause problems for 4 million more workers, nearly wipe out the agricultural workforce–and it has a failure rate of over 50%. Why are Republicans so in love with this big-government jobs-killing program? Continue »
In his first trip to the border as President, Obama discussed his administration’s enforcement efforts and the continuing need for immigration reform. Continue »
Immigration advocates scored a major victory in Arizona’s battle against SB 1070 today when a federal appeals court refused to lift a ban blocking the most extreme elements of the legislation. This decision involves the lawsuit filed against the Arizona law by the Obama administration’s Department of Justice. Continue »
Earlier this week, we posted on the new report from America’s Voice that examines (and demolishes) the claim that Republicans can maintain a hard line on immigration reform and still court the Latino vote simply by running Latino candidates. Continue »
The debate on immigration at the state level took marked turn over the weekend. Utah passed immigration legislation that is decidely unlike what we saw last year from Arizona. Continue »
This week, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock announced his plans to run against Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) for the Republican nomination in the 2012 Senate race. Despite his great “respect” for Senator Lugar, Mourdock cites a litany of “reasons” he has chosen to challenge the long-time senator. Continue »