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Republican-In-Chief Trump Embraces Government Shutdown

So Much for Ryan, McConnell Trying to Shift Blame to Minority Dems Washington, DC – While Republicans schemed to blame Democrats for a government shutdown, a report from Josh Dawsey, Sean Sullivan and Ed O’Keefe at the Washington Post revealed the man behind the curtain: “Trump tells confidants that a government shutdown might be good for him.” … Continue reading »

Last Time We Checked, Republicans Control Washington

Frank Sharry: “The Audacity of the GOP’s Attempted Blame Game is Breathtaking” Washington, DC – While there’s uncertainty about the timing and details of a potential way forward on the government funding package, one thing is already certain and on display: Republicans are trying to set up a blame game to pin a potential government … Continue reading »

In CBP Bill Vote Today, Will House Democrats Be Complicit in Advancing Trump’s Extreme Immigration Agenda?

Trump Has Already Lowered the Standards of Decency and Accountability in Government; House Democrats Should Not Lower Their Own Standards This afternoon, Members of Congress will vote on HR 2213 – a CBP bill to enable and expand the Trump Administration’s deportation force by weakening hiring standards for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The … Continue reading »

Using the Federal Budget as a Tool to Resist Trump’s Executive Orders

On June 16, 2015, now President Trump launched his campaign with insulting remarks against immigrants. During the campaign, he turned those insults into policy. In Phoenix, Arizona, then candidate Trump laid out an immigration policy that targeted any undocumented person for deportation and proposed to ban not only Muslims and refugees, but anyone who was … Continue reading »

Today’s Vote on Syrian Refugees Pits American Values Against Lies and Fearmongering

Leader Reid: “We Come to aid of those in need.  And right now, we are needed” Washington, DC— Both chambers of Congress are hurtling towards votes on legislation designed to halt the resettlement of refugees from war-torn Syria.  The choice confronting lawmakers is stark – between standing up for American values or standing with Donald … Continue reading »

Watch “Immigration Battle” On Frontline PBS

Last year, PBS Frontline aired “Immigration Battle,” from the amazing filmmakers Shari Robertson & Michael Camerini, who produced the “How Democracy Works” series. The documentary focuses on the immigration debate during the last Congress. According to Shari and Michael, “The film is not just the culmination of our decade long filming on immigration, it’s a … Continue reading »

On “Donald Trump Act” Vote, Senate Republicans Show Cowardice, Senate Democrats Show Courage

Washington, DC – Today, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on a Senator David Vitter (R-LA) sponsored bill (S. 2146) targeting so-called “sanctuary cities.”  The bill, which would erode community trust with local law enforcement and scapegoat immigrants and their families, failed on a cloture vote this afternoon. Following is a response from Frank Sharry, Executive … Continue reading »

La teoría de la evolución republicana en inmigración

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC –  Admitamos que a simple vista ha habido un “avance” y los republicanos, al menos en teoría, han ido evolucionando y han pasado de extremistas a la Tom Tancredo y Steve King,  a Marco Rubio promoviendo una vía a la ciudadanía para los indocumentados aunque … Continue reading »

David Neiwert: "The Coming Fight on Immigration Reform: What Progressives Want"

At Crooks and Liars, Dave Neiwert has an excellent post titled “The Coming Fight on Immigration Reform: What Progressives Want.”  He lays out a very clear agenda, setting the stage for the upcoming immigration debate from a position of strength. Given the results of the 2012 election, the fact that the American people want reform, Democrats … Continue reading »

POLL: December 2009: America's Voice/Bendixen & Amandi (Latino Voters)

On behalf of America’s Voice, Bendixen&Amandi conducted a national poll of 1,010 Latino voters in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New York, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia in December 2009. Interviews were conducted in Spanish and English and the margin of error was 3%. Immigration is a key issue … Continue reading »