To honor Senator McCain’s life and legacy, America’s Voice en Español Director Maribel Hastings penned the following column, originally published in Univision and translated by Lynn Tramonte. As Hastings laments, “Now that the immigrant community, their citizen and permanent resident relatives, and activists who support them are under an all-out attack from an anti-immigrant and… Continue »

McCain-Coons Initiative Step in the Right Direction Last night the Wall Street Journal reported that Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE) are planning to introduce a bill today that pairs the Dream Act with smart border security measures. Their bill is reported to be based on the bipartisan House bill sponsored by Will Hurd (R-TX) and… Continue »

His name may not be on the ballots in Florida and Arizona today, but Donald Trump’s shadow still looms over two Republican Senators facing primary challenges. Both Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio have said they will vote for Trump for President, despite criticizing some of his past comments. And, both have said they will… 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 »

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In addition to repeatedly claiming that immigration reform will not do enough to secure the border (despite the fact that we already spend $18 billion on immigration enforcement every year, and that the Senate bill will add a total of $40 billion more), immigration reform opponents have been arguing that they cannot support an overhaul… Continue »

During a week in which House Republicans announced a plan to do immigration legislation piecemeal and some Senate Republicans, led by Jeff Sessions and Chuck Grassley, continue to insist that we must slow down immigration reform, Gang of 8 members Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) appeared at a Christian Science Monitor… Continue »

Four Senators from the bi-partisan “Gang of Eight” that is drafting immigration legislation will tour the U.S./Mexico border at Nogales, AZ today.  After their visit, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will hold a press conference.  With all eyes on the Senators, they have an important opportunity to explain… Continue »

A month after Sen. John McCain faced hostile Tea Partiers opposed to immigration reform at an Arizona town hall, McCain was at it again—and this time found lots of love from Arizonans applauding McCain’s leadership on immigration legislation. Yesterday in Arizona, Mi Familia Vota Education volunteers, with other community organizations, came to a McCain town… Continue »