We know we’re winning the fight for President Obama to take executive action on immigration, but we wanted to hear directly from people affected why the President should act — and we ended up receiving hundreds of submissions from all across the country. We’re still reading through them, but they all have one common thread so… Continue »

With observers trying to assess the political implications of President Obama taking executive action on immigration, here are three things to consider: Republicans will overreact and overreach, triggering a focus on a government shutdown and a push toward impeachment: As a range of stories highlighted yesterday, Republicans are already gearing up for potential executive action,… Continue »

Check out this blog today from Markos at Daily Kos on why Obama should use his executive powers to protect families from deportation.  For Obama and the Democrats, such a move is “win-win-win,” because it’s good policy and good politics.  For Republicans, however, a move from Obama could really doom them to their electoral fate, since… Continue »

All rumors indicate that a major executive announcement from President Obama on immigration is forthcoming, and anti-immigrant extremists are preparing their response.  Members of Congress like Steve King and Marco Rubio are already threatening another government shutdown this fall if Obama takes action.  And the anti-immigrant movement’s “go-to guy” on immigration-related lawsuits, Kris Kobach, is also scheming to “torpedo”… Continue »

Ohio Husband of U.S. Citizen and Caretaker of Son with Cerebral Palsy Remains in Limbo as Family Waits for Executive Action As the President prepares to take executive action on immigration in coming weeks, one Ohio family is hoping for news from the White House.  And soon. After being granted a stay one year ago,… Continue »

No, Because Passing Reform in 2015 is a Pipedream Many agree with our assessment that President Obama should use his existing legal authority to act on immigration, knowing that it’s good policy and the right thing to do.  But Republicans have abdicated any sense of governing responsibly on immigration and ceded control to the anti-immigrant… Continue »

New Orlando Sentinel Op-Ed from Frank Sharry Makes Case for Big Executive Action Today, in the Orlando Sentinel’s “The Front Burner,” America’s Voice’s Executive Director, Frank Sharry, makes the case for why big executive action from the President that protects millions is good policy, sound legally and highly important for the future of this country.… Continue »

Also view our blog content on executive action here. As we await an immigration announcement from the Obama Administration, we’ve compiled a list of the top legal, political, and policy arguments for President Obama using his executive authority to protect immigrants who would qualify for the Senate immigration bill from deportation. EDITORIALS AND OPINIONS ABOUT… Continue »

Immigrant youth and families push President Obama to “Let their People Go,” as he prepares for historic announcement on immigration Today, seven brave Dreamers and allies are risking arrest by obstructing the entrance to the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach, FL. The decision to risk arrest happened after more than 100 Dreamers and their families came together… Continue »

In an unprecedented move today, eleven undocumented immigrants — including Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas — will submit applications for deferred action while putting a spotlight on the complexities of immigration in America.  These eleven individuals represent the stories of the 11.5 million undocumented Americans that reside in the United States. President Obama is expected to… Continue »