Press Releases

08/09/13 | Immigration Advocates Bank Early Successes; Only Thing Missing is a Vote in Congress This week the strategies and tactics that immigrant advocates are using to convince Members of Congress to support immigration reform with a path to citizenship bore significant fruit.  After years of organizing and fighting battles at the local, state, and national level, […] | Read More »

08/09/13 | House Republicans are Facing Constituent Pressure at Home As week one of the August recess comes to an end, the pro-reform movement is making our call for immigration reform with citizenship heard loud and clear.  And as a new round of clips shows, Republicans are starting to feel the August heat. Jordan Fabian of ABC/Univision writes: Is Republican opposition to a pathway […] | Read More »

08/08/13 | From Coast to Coast, the Immigration Reform Movement is Engaging the House GOP in a Public Discussion on Immigration Reform and the Question of What to Do with the 11 Million Undocumented Americans Already Here Pro-reform forces are making their presence felt in districts around the country, and House Republicans are being forced to grapple […] | Read More »

08/07/13 | The Scope and Energy of Immigration Reform Activities Beats the Ranting of a Pair of Nativist Kings  Creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants is supported by a bipartisan majority of the House.  The only thing standing in the way is Republican leadership’s insistence on requiring a majority of Republicans to support it before they schedule […] | Read More »

08/06/13 | Supporters of Immigration Reform with a Path to Citizenship Make their Presence Felt As Congress begins August recess, the pro-reform movement is making waves. Matea Gold of the Washington Post writes: Lawmakers hoping for a respite from Washington’s intense lobbying climate won’t get a break back home during the August recess.  Once a lull in the political […] | Read More »

08/06/13 | With Members of Congress home for recess, the growing grassroots movement behind citizenship for undocumented Americans is taking action and already producing results.  As the New York Times editorialized on Sunday, “an amazing array of determined advocates from all corners of the country has plunged into a month of protests, rallies, vigils, town-hall meetings, phone-calling […] | Read More »

08/05/13 | House GOP Gets a Zero Grade for Progress  As Congress slinks home for the August recess, immigration reform remains the rare example of an issue with potential bipartisan backing and public support from across the political spectrum.  Recognizing that a strong majority of the House of Representatives would pass such a bill – today – if […] | Read More »

08/02/13 | Senators Harkin and Durbin Join Business, Labor, DREAMers, and Others to Host Forum for Commonsense Immigration Reform Today, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) visited Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) district to hold a pro-immigration forum in the wake of King’s ugly comments equating DREAMers with drug runners who have “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling […] | Read More »

08/02/13 | “Immigration Reform Summer” Kicks Off with Hundreds of August Recess Events Across the Country; Civil Disobedience and Cantaloupes in Washington; and What it all Means for the House GOP and Immigration Reform Today, America’s Voice alongside other immigration advocates and policy experts held the twenty-first in a series of weekly “Office Hours” press briefings.  Moderated by Frank Sharry, Executive […] | Read More »

08/02/13 | The pro-immigration reform movement came out in full force this week, delivering a clear and loud message to Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and his Republican caucus: we’re not backing down on immigration reform.  From protests to rallies to “special” House deliveries, activists and immigration advocates from across the spectrum joined forces to show the ever-growing […] | Read More »

08/01/13 | More than 30 Leaders Arrested on Capitol Hill to Protest Unjust Immigration Policies & Send Message that Fight for Immigrant Families Has Been Escalated  America’s Voice Founder and Executive Director Frank Sharry was one of more than 30 immigrant rights, labor, faith and other leaders who were arrested this morning as part of an immigration-related […] | Read More »

08/01/13 | “Respect Our Families, Respect Our Work, and Give Us a Vote on Citizenship” View the photoblog here As Members of Congress head home for the August recess, United Farm Workers, United We Dream and America’s Voice sent all 224 of them off on today, with a sweet American-grown cantaloupe, harvested by immigrants in California, showcasing […] | Read More »

07/31/13 | While Anti-Immigrant Forces Will Make Some Noise, In-District Action to be Driven by Pro-Reform Majority Ahead of the impending August recess, pro-immigration forces are on the move with hundreds of grassroots events planned from coast to coast. A number of media outlets today highlight the momentum, unprecedented organization, and breadth of support on behalf of […] | Read More »

07/30/13 | The immigration reform movement is ready for the August recess.  Advocates are organizing events, gearing up for town halls and making sure members of Congress feel the heat.  The demand?  Give us a vote on citizenship.  The fact is that a bipartisan majority for immigration reform with an inclusive path to initial legal status and […] | Read More »

07/29/13 | Frank Sharry: “Speaker Boehner Allowed Steve King a Vote to Deport DREAMers, Why Not a Similar Vote on a Path to Citizenship?” New polling released today by Public Policy Polling (PPP) demonstrates that voters grasp the damage Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) immigration approach is having on the GOP and want Republicans in Congress to enact […] | Read More »

07/29/13 | Support From Across Spectrum, Money and Polling Favor Proponents; Opposition is a “Paper Tiger” A CBS News headline asks “Are the tides turning for immigration reform in the House?” and then lists numerous reasons why those who support broad immigration reform have the strong upper hand: It was only a week ago when prospects for […] | Read More »

07/26/13 | GOP Steve King Problem = Latino Problem; After KIDS Act Hearing, Latino Polling Says Go Big or Go Home Today, America’s Voice alongside other immigration advocates and policy experts held the twentieth in a series of weekly “Office Hours” press briefings.  Moderated by Frank Sharry, Executive Director at America’s Voice, today’s call featured Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the […] | Read More »

07/26/13 | This week, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) proved that he is setting the GOP agenda on Immigration.  King’s comments comparing young undocumented DREAMers to drug mules put a spotlight on the quandary facing Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) as he tries to improve his Party’s badly tarnished brand with Latino voters and quiet the extremists in his caucus. However, […] | Read More »