Led by CREDO Action, MoveOn and Reform Immigration for America advocates delivered over 600,000 petitions to Speaker John Boehner today with a very clear message: We want a vote on a path to citizenship. The petitions were delivered to Boehner at his district office in West Chester, Ohio this morning. The decision to hold a… Continue »

During a meeting today with constituents in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)—one of the chief opponents of the Senate immigration bill—conceded that the legislation is not amnesty. In response to a constituent’s question—“Do you consider the Senate immigration bill amnesty?”—Grassley replied, “I don’t use that word.  [The Senate bill] is a little bit different… Continue »

30 House Republicans and Counting Support Immigration Reform and Citizenship At America’s Voice, we believe there are enough votes for a path to citizenship to pass in the House — if Speaker Boehner will allow a vote. We’ve been compiling supportive quotes from GOP House members. As former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill famously… Continue »

One more time: Immigration Reformers Are Winning August The Atlantic’s Molly Ball spent some time reporting on the August activities of our side and the anti-immigrant side. And, the results are pretty clear: we are winning. The full article is worth a read. Here are some excerpts: Activists on both sides of the immigration debate… Continue »

We’ve covered the outpouring of activism from pro-immigration reform advocates around the country this summer. And, we’ve noticed the dearth of any presence from the anti-immigrant side. We’re not the only ones who have noticed. Politico’s Anna Palmer reports on their absence: Anti-immigration groups aren’t drawing large, loud crowds to their rallies — only about… Continue »

Big news from some of our progressive allies today. They want action in the House on immigration reform with a path to citizenship – as does America’s Voice. Today, we called on House Democrats to support a discharge petition for immigration reform legislation. Here’s the press release: Progressive Coalition Calls on House Democrats to Introduce… Continue »

There’s been an enormous amount of activism in California this month — with much more to come. Yesterday, in Orange Country, the birthplace of California’s notorious Prop 187,  immigration advocates shouted “Yes We Can!” in Korean and Spanish at a rally in front of the office of Congressman Ed Royce. Among the participants were Dayne Lee, Korean… Continue »

In an article titled, “Immigration Overhaul Advocates Make Big August Push,” Holly Yeager of the  Washington Post writes: “An unusual alliance of advocates — including Internet moguls and evangelicals, representatives of big business and labor unions — is working across the country during the August congressional recess in an all-out push for immigration reform.  The broad… Continue »

The demographics in two southern states that have been safe bastions for the GOP are changing. And those changes will impact elections and the immigration reform. Virginia is considered a purple state at the presidential level. In 2012, President Obama carried the state and former Governor Tim Kaine was elected to the United States Senate.… Continue »