"Even though support for immigration reform has always been high among Hispanic voters, this poll clearly indicates that we now have a much higher �intensity of support level' for the issue within this electorate," said Sergio Bendixen. "The divisive tone and demagogic rhetoric of the anti-immigrant movement in America... Continue »
AgJOBS, which would provide earned immigration status for experienced farm workers, would protect farmworkers from exploitative working conditions while providing agricultural employers with a stable, legal labor force. "The status quo for farmworkers, agricultural employers, and ultimately American consumers, is unsustainable and requires reform," said Frank Sharry, Executive... Continue »
Yesterday, Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced that he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat that Republican Mel Martinez will be vacating in 2010. Crist, an immigration reform supporter, is a moderate candidate in a contrast to the recent Republicans that have tried to fill vacant seats.... Continue »
"The Postville raid has become a nationwide symbol of what is wrong with our current immigration policy and previous immigration enforcement priorities. While the government's actions in the Agriprocessors raid showed an ugly side of America that I hardly recognize, the response of the Postville community and its... Continue »
"Secretary Napolitano's support for the DREAM Act is the latest in a series of signs pointing toward action on comprehensive immigration reform this year," said Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice. "Clearly, the new Administration understands the need for tough, smart, and effective immigration enforcement as well... Continue »
"The Senate hearing kicked off one of this year's highest stakes policy debates and put down a clear marker that immigration reform is on its way," said Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice. "It was also notable to contrast the practical and solutions-oriented perspective offered by the pro-reform... Continue »
In his 100 Days press conference last evening, President Obama reiterated his pledge to make immigration reform a Year One priority. Responding to a question from Lori Montenegro of Telemundo, Obama said: “We want to move this process. We can't continue with a broken immigration system. It's not... Continue »
"This past election was a game-changer and both parties are confronted with the new politics of the issue," said Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice. "The election showed that swing voters want solutions to tough problems rather than political finger pointing, Latino voters want their contributions respected... Continue »
“While immigration reform may be �controversial’ on rightwing radio and cable TV, it is �common sense’ to a majority of Americans,” said Frank Sharry, Executive director of America’s Voice. “Nearly 2/3 of the American people support a policy that brings immigrants who are here illegally out of the... Continue »
On the Democratic side, kudos to newly-appointed Senators Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO). The new Senator from New York, Gillibrand (D), has traveled the state listening to constituents' views about the need for comprehensive immigration reform. This month, she announced her support for the DREAM... Continue »