Press Releases

02/20/14 | Notorious anti-immigrant extremist Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is again making incendiary immigration comments, while crowing about his role in setting the congressional direction on immigration policy.  Like nearly everything associated with Steve King, his latest remarks would be viewed as extreme and almost laughably out-of-touch except for one thing: King has become the voice and […] | Read More »

02/20/14 | Speaking at a forum in Reno yesterday, Nevada Republican Senator Dean Heller stated, “I believe as I stand in front of you today, if you put comprehensive immigration reform on the floor of the House of Representative, it would pass today.”  Senator Heller also predicted that “when and if this bill gets to the House floor, I do […] | Read More »

02/18/14 | And Why Relentless Demographics & Political Implications Will Win Out Below, America’s Voice offers our assessment of some of the recent developments in the immigration reform debate. Three reasons why the Republicans’ latest excuses for blocking immigration reform are transparently weak: 1.      The Votes Exist in the House to Pass Immigration Reform Right Now: Last […] | Read More »

02/14/14 | Pollsters and Strategists Discuss Political Costs of Immigration Delay for GOP With House Republican leadership refusing to schedule a vote on immigration reform in the House, the Party’s image among Latinos, Asians, and immigrants remains entrenched while the number of these voters keeps growing.  And though the House GOP seems content to put off a […] | Read More »

02/14/14 | George Will and Rob Jesmer Sound the Alarm Conservative intellectual George Will, the widely-read syndicated columnist, and Republican political operative Rob Jesmer, former executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), are in agreement that the Republican Party needs to move forward on immigration reform this year. Said Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s […] | Read More »

02/13/14 | Much like the debt ceiling vote of two days ago, if House Republican leadership were to bring up immigration reform for a vote it would pass with mostly Democratic and some Republican votes.  But are the political consequences of inaction clear enough to the Republican Party to compel Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) […] | Read More »

02/12/14 | While Spanish-language media is furious at the House GOP’s latest excuse for not passing immigration reform, liberal commentators are ridiculing Speaker Boehner and his timidity in the face of the House Tea Party/conservative/Steve King wing. Yesterday, both Jon Stewart of the Daily Show and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC skewered House Republicans for their continued obstinacy on immigration reform in an environment […] | Read More »

02/12/14 | Debt Ceiling Vote Shows the Way to Pass Immigration Reform – Or Else Washington, DC – The House of Representatives yesterday passed a clean debt-ceiling bill, with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) assembling a coalition of 28 Republicans and 193 Democrats to get a clean extension passed.  He ignored the “majority of the […] | Read More »

02/11/14 | Top Spanish language media voices are condemning House Republicans for their latest excuses and inaction on immigration reform and are warning the GOP about the profound political consequences that the Republican Party will face in future elections should they continue to block reform. In addition, the leading congressional advocate for immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez […] | Read More »

02/11/14 | WASHINGTON, DC—Republicans are running out of items on their list of excuses for inaction on immigration reform. The most recent, used in reference to Obamacare, is that President Barack Obama is not  to be trusted because he is “unable” to apply the laws as they are written, and, therefore, it isn’t worth it to pass […] | Read More »

02/10/14 | While He Tells Hometown Media He is Trying to “Move” Immigration Bill, Wall Street Journal Reports He’s Working Behind the Scenes Against It Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was the key voice among House leadership urging inaction on immigration reform in 2014.  After stating that Speaker of the House […] | Read More »

02/10/14 | Following Speaker of the House John Boehner’s (R-OH) pessimistic assessment on immigration reform’s legislative prospects, a range of observers are now calling out the latest Republican excuses for inaction and are highlighting the political consequences of the GOP blocking reform. Seeing Through Speaker Boehner’s Excuses: The Republican talking point that President Obama is not enforcing […] | Read More »

02/07/14 | Latinos Across the Country Are Watching the House GOP Since the release of the House GOP leadership’s immigration principles last week, some House Republicans have tried to dial back expectations about the prospects for legislative action this year.  But the legislative clock is ticking, the next move is on the House Republicans, the community most […] | Read More »

02/07/14 | Speaker of the House John Boehner’s (R-OH) pessimistic take on the prospects for immigration reform legislation generated widespread reaction and attention yesterday.  Among the most important are those from a range of conservative commentators who immediately grasped the political consequences for the Republican Party should they fail to pass immigration reform this year: John Feehery, […] | Read More »

02/06/14 | America’s Voice Responds to Speaker Boehner on Immigration – Will House GOP or President Obama Take Action First? In response to Speaker of the House John Boehner’s comments on immigration reform today, Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, issued the following statement: Just one week after issuing their standards for immigration reform, the House […] | Read More »

02/06/14 | The Wall Street Journal is reporting that House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is urging his Party to delay action on immigration reform until at least 2015. According to Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: Coming from California, you’d think Rep. Kevin McCarthy would get the politics of immigration better than some others.  […] | Read More »

02/05/14 | Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform and America’s Voice Education Fund Highlight the Painful Realities of our Broken Immigration System Neither Seleste Wisniewski nor Maria Perez ever thought she’d have to choose between her country and her husband.  But last year, these two women were forced to face this decision head on and waged […] | Read More »

02/04/14 | Two conservative Washington Post writers make compelling cases for why their fellow Republicans should pass immigration reform: Former George W. Bush administration speechwriter Michael Gerson writes a Washington Post column titled, “A Rendezvous with Irrelevance,” that hammers home the demographic and political realities facing the Republican Party that compel action on immigration: The Republican Party […] | Read More »