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  • What’s Needed: a Clean Supplemental, Not Cursory Interviews that Could Result in Child Refugees Being Sent Back to Their Death

    A statement from Frank Sharry on the current Congressional debate regarding Central American children who are seeking safety at our border…


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  • President Obama Takes Charge of the Immigration Debate

    When the President follows through, and if the executive action is robust, the differences between the two parties on an issue that mobilizes the fastest growing groups of new voters in the country will be cemented for a generation…


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  • Litmus Test for Kevin McCarthy as Majority Leader: Will You Schedule a Vote on Immigration Reform or Not?

    Will McCarthy be a leader that saves the GOP heading into 2016, or will he cave to Steve King and the “hell no” caucus?”


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  • New Scorecard Shows House Republicans on Wrong Side of Latino and Immigrant Voters

    America’s Voice scorecard summarizes the actions and voting record of 12 select House Republicans, including many who call themselves immigration reform supporters…


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  • 30 House Republicans for Citizenship

    At least 30 Republicans in the House support immigration reform with a path to citizenship. That means there’s enough support for legislation to pass, if Speaker Boehner would give us a vote…


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07/25/14 Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Immigration Experts and Advocates Discuss State of Play in Congress, Administration On today’s weekly Office Hours press briefing, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and immigration reform advocates discussed the state of play on policy reforms in Congress and the Administration. While the Obama Administration continues to take steps to address the child refugee […]
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07/25/14 The current humanitarian crisis at the border has exposed House Republicans, yet again, for the obstructionists that they are. After bearing the responsibility for squandering the best chance for comprehensive immigration reform in decades, they are once again building up to do nothing. Yesterday, Steve Benen called out Speaker of the House John Boehner on […]
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07/25/14 Recently, seven sheriffs from five states participated in a tour of the border organized and paid for by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) — an organization well-established as a hate group.  The sheriffs are now back at home and speaking about their experiences on the border, and naturally, what they say they saw is far […]
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07/25/14 In the last few weeks, quite a number of Senate and House Republicans have come out in favor of ending DACA/deferred action, either because they think doing so will halt the influx of children coming to the border, or as part of the response to the children.  The list of Republicans explicitly calling for an […]
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07/25/14 EDIT: The final vote tally was 273-173 in favor. The following is a press release from the Alliance for Citizenship: House Republicans missed the chance to reverse their anti-immigrant voting record The House of Representatives voted today 237-173 on HR 4935, a bill permanently expands the eligibility of the child tax credit to higher income […]
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Today Representatives Bill Foster, Jared Polis, and Juan Vargas introduced a House resolution calling on the Department of Defense to allow DREAMers to serve in the military.  Foster and Polis introduced the resolution at a press conference, joined by Frank Sharry, Executive Director, America’s Voice and Cesar Vargas, J.D., Co-Director, DREAM Action Coalition. A copy […] (07/25/14) »

TIME: Obama Eyes Major Immigration Move Politico: Barack Obama’s immigration rhetoric: Then and now Tampa Bay Times: Sen. Marco Rubio wants to ‘wind down’ program for immigrant youth Wall Street Journal: Where Child Migrant Surge Could Hit Home Wall Street Journal: GOP Governors Knock Obama on Illegal-Immigrant Influx MSNBC: John Boehner’s ultimatum: Change 2008 law […] (07/25/14) »

We’re ready to hold Republicans accountable for killing immigration reform in Congress. Are you? Colorado is a hugely important state as we approach elections this November. The growing immigrant population there is gaining political power and Latino, Asian and immigrant voters could decide the outcome of two key tight races. That’s why we’re throwing down […] (07/24/14) »

Reps. Lloyd Doggett (TX), Juan Vargas (CA), and Zoe Lofgren (CA), all Democrats, took to the House floor this morning for a series of speeches about the children’s crisis at the border and how legal protections for them should not be rolled back.  Republicans have now spent weeks arguing that the children should be sent […] (07/24/14) »

Republicans are busy exploiting the unaccompanied child refugee crisis to advance measures that crack down on immigrants and refugees.  From blaming Dreamers and DACA to gutting the Child Tax Credit (CTC), Republicans seem determined to follow Rahm Emanuel’s infamous counsel: “you never let a serious crisis go to waste.” The following is a statement from […] (07/24/14) »

New America Media: Border Crisis: Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Arizona Republic: House group wants faster deportations, Guard on border New York Times: U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children Reuters: Exclusive: Obama sends team to Texas to assess need for National Guard deployment Politico: House GOP to preview border fix plan NPR: […] (07/24/14) »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Immigration Experts and Advocates Discuss State of Play in Congress, Administration On today’s weekly Office Hours press briefing, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and immigration reform advocates discussed the state of play on policy reforms in Congress and the Administration. While the Obama Administration continues to take steps to address the child refugee […] (07/25/14) »

The current humanitarian crisis at the border has exposed House Republicans, yet again, for the obstructionists that they are. After bearing the responsibility for squandering the best chance for comprehensive immigration reform in decades, they are once again building up to do nothing. Yesterday, Steve Benen called out Speaker of the House John Boehner on […] (07/25/14) »

Republicans are busy exploiting the unaccompanied child refugee crisis to advance measures that crack down on immigrants and refugees.  From blaming Dreamers and DACA to gutting the Child Tax Credit (CTC), Republicans seem determined to follow Rahm Emanuel’s infamous counsel: “you never let a serious crisis go to waste.” The following is a statement from […] (07/24/14) »

We’ve been warning the GOP for years, but they didn’t listen.  Today, we are highlighting the GOP’s demographic demise in Colorado with a mock obituary, which will run as an online ad in the Aurora Sentinel.  View the ad online here. After the 2012 election, in which Barack Obama trounced Mitt Romney among Latino voters […] (07/24/14) »

The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, with respect to the current Congressional debate regarding Central American children who are seeking safety at our border. As the House Working Group’s recommendations released today make clear, Republicans are hell bent on tying any supplemental appropriations to changes in the 2008 […] (07/23/14) »

Immigration Groups Mark One Year Since Colorado Congressman Said “The Time for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Now,” Then Ran Away One year ago today, the Denver Post ran an op-ed from Rep. Mike Coffman (R, CD-4) where the previously anti-immigrant congressman began to change his tune and called for immediate action on comprehensive immigration reform. […] (07/22/14) »