Press Releases

07/03/14 | As Obama Prepares to Step Up, Republican Brand Continues to Spiral Downward  The current top immigration news story is the anti-immigrant protest in Murrieta, CA this week — the one where some professional activists from outside of the city got riled up by the mayor and blocked the transfer of Central American women and children to the […] | Read More »

07/02/14 | Political Observers Agree: Obama Action Will Leave GOP Eating Dust in 2016 At his Rose Garden announcement on Monday, President Obama made clear his intention to use his existing legal authority to stabilize the lives of as many qualified immigrants as possible.  As we’ve noted, when the President follows through, and if the executive action is indeed substantial, the differences between the […] | Read More »

07/01/14 | The President Promised to Lead and the GOP Was Left Behind  It can be hard to notice a tipping point when immersed in the day-to-day developments of an issue, but we predict yesterday will create a “before and after” moment in the immigration debate – like the June 15, 2012 announcement of the Deferred Action […] | Read More »

06/30/14 | Makes it clear he won’t be intimidated into inaction by Republican demagoguery Today President Obama met with advocates in the White House, and then went out to the  Rose Garden to make remarks on immigration.  Here is a response from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Today President Obama stepped up on immigration.  This […] | Read More »

06/27/14 | Goodlatte the latest to go after children fleeing violence and call for the deportation of DREAMers When it comes to immigration demagoguery, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is just the latest to pile on.  This week, at a hearing he chaired and another event, he made it clear that he believes immigrant children […] | Read More »

06/25/14 | Experts Discuss Data Released in New Report, Results of Gubernatorial Primary, and Role of Immigration as Mobilizing Factor for Latino Voters in Colorado Home to one of the fastest growing Latino electorates in the country, Colorado is set to steal the national spotlight in House, Senate and Gubernatorial races this November with immigration playing a […] | Read More »

06/25/14 | Calls on President Obama to take Executive Action  On the House floor this morning, leading congressional champion of immigration reform Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) called out House Republicans for failing to act on immigration reform in this Congress.  He gave them a red card – which in soccer means you get sent off the field […] | Read More »

06/24/14 | In Response to 8-Yr Olds Fleeing Violence Today, GOP Says Let’s Deport 20-Yr. Old College Students Who Have Lived in America for Years Elise Foley of Huffington Post reports that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is circulating a sign-on letter to House Republican colleagues demanding that President Obama end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) […] | Read More »

06/24/14 | American Values Must Remain At the Heart of Our Response to Child Refugees With Congress embarking on several hearings this week related to the rise in the number of children fleeing violence in Central America and seeking safety in the United States, the question is what is going to guide our response: will our leaders […] | Read More »

06/20/14 | National and California Immigration Advocates, Labor Leaders and Pollsters Available to Comment on the McCarthy Leadership Election In the wake of the House Leadership election yesterday and Kevin McCarthy’s ascension to House Majority Leader, California-based immigration advocates, labor leaders and pollsters are weighing in on what this means for the future of immigration reform as […] | Read More »

06/19/14 | Despite Past Comments Supportive of Reform, Recent Comments Are Hardly Encouraging The first major decision facing newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will be whether immigration reform will secure a place on the House’s July legislative calendar.  Unfortunately, despite representing an agriculture-heavy district with a sizeable Latino voter constituency where immigration reform is overwhelmingly popular, […] | Read More »

06/18/14 | Iowa Republican in Driver’s Seat Unless and Until House Republican Leadership Takes Action – And Soon  Washington, DC – In an extended interview with the authors of the “The Way North” series from the New York Times, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) makes clear that he plans to drive the Republican Party’s immigration direction in the […] | Read More »

06/17/14 | Washington, DC – Addressing the surge of children fleeing violence in Central America and arriving at the borders of the U.S. and other countries is a humanitarian crisis, not a political football.  As Leslie Velez of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees recently told National Journal, “It’s a humanitarian crisis in the region.  The numbers are alarming, […] | Read More »

06/16/14 | Will Kevin McCarthy Follow the Path of Pete Wilson or Ronald Reagan? Washington, DC – As a series of new reports capture, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) likely ascension to House Majority Leader will have important implications for immigration policy and moreover, the political future of the Republican Party.  And coming from California, no one should understand the politics […] | Read More »

06/13/14 | ***SUNDAY: Community Mass and Media Availability** Sunday, June 15th at 11:30am-12:30pm. Rosary to Follow. St. Casimir’s Church–8223 Sowinski Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44103 UPDATE: One Year Stay Just Granted to NE Ohio Father and Husband Family and Community Pleased with ICE Change of Heart, Decision to Grant Temporary Relief to Painesville Family CLEVELAND, OH–In the wake […] | Read More »

06/13/14 | Cantor, Graham and Immigration Reform: What the Tale of Two Primaries Means for 2014, 2016 and Beyond Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) defeat and Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) victory this week offer two distinct profiles on how different approaches on immigration can lead to wildly different outcomes. On today’s Office Hours call, business leaders and immigration […] | Read More »

06/13/14 | Will He be a Leader that Saves the GOP Heading into 2016, or Will He Cave to Steve King and the “Hell No” Caucus? With a number of new reports predicting that current House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) will win the election for House Majority Leader, many have asked how the likely new Majority […] | Read More »

06/12/14 | Voters Want Leadership and Action to Reform Immigration — Not Retreat  If Republicans learn the wrong lesson from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) loss, they are likely to continue down the wrong path on immigration reform. And if they block the best chance in a generation America has had to enact landmark immigration reform, […] | Read More »