Press Releases

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 »

02/03/14 | Enforcement at Historic Highs, Citizenship is Central, GOP Politics Favors Action Now In the fast-moving discussion of immigration reform, here are three keys to the current debate: 1.  Despite Republican Rhetoric, Immigration Enforcement & Border Security Are Already in Overdrive: Here are the facts: President Obama has presided over a record-high number of deportations; the […] | Read More »

01/31/14 | Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Luis Gutierrez Talk GOP Principles & Next Steps in the House While the first part of the week focused on President Obama’s State of the Union address and the responses from House Republicans Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL), it finished up in Cambridge, Maryland where the House GOP […] | Read More »

01/31/14 | With immigration reform dominating the news cycle, two reads particularly caught our attention: In a new editorial titled, “Fixing Immigration, in Principle,” the New York Times captures the promise and potential shortfalls of the House Republicans’ new push on immigration: What you need to know now that House Republican leaders have unveiled a list of […] | Read More »

01/30/14 | Today House Republicans released their standards for immigration reform.  Below is a reaction from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: We welcome the House Republicans to the immigration debate.  It’s about time.  We are encouraged that Republicans are gearing up to take action and glad they acknowledge that immigration reform has to include the […] | Read More »

01/29/14 | In a new memo, America’s Voice reviews available district-specific and Republican-only polling.  The two key points: 1)      In district-specific polling of Republican-held congressional seats, immigration reform is very popular.   Available district-specific immigration polling, conducted in the past year by both Democratic and Republican-affiliated pollsters in 25 different Republican-held districts, shows consistent and broad public […] | Read More »

01/29/14 | DREAMers, Advocates, and a Constituent from McMorris Rodgers’ District Lay Out Expectations Ahead of GOP Retreat The 2014 immigration debate in the House is about to kick off, and pro-reform leaders and constituents of key House Republicans have some words of advice for the House GOP: turn those principles into legislation and do it fast.  […] | Read More »

01/28/14 | The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to the immigration portion of tonight’s State of the Union address: We didn’t expect much from the speech on immigration reform, and the President met our expectations.  But we understand.  In the crazy world of Washington, DC, the more he […] | Read More »

01/28/14 | Tonight, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union.  Over the weekend, pundits and reporters obsessively speculated about what the President will say and how he will address key issues, like immigration reform.  In a letter to supporters Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President, laid out the President’s 2014 meme: In this year of action, the […] | Read More »

01/27/14 | As we wait for the House of Representatives’ forthcoming “principles” on immigration reform—and ultimately their bills—there are a variety of positions within the undocumented community regarding what they want to see out of reform. Some would be content with permission to work. Others feel their contributions and family ties in the United States should entitle […] | Read More »

01/24/14 | SOTU Preview, GOP Principles & How the Pro-Reform Movement is Gearing Up for a Legislative Victory in 2014 Next week will see a couple of key moments in the 2014 immigration debate.  The President will deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday, and he is expected to give the House GOP plenty of […] | Read More »