Press Releases

11/26/12 | Immediately following the 2012 elections, Republican leaders began to talk openly about the stark choice they face as a party: appeal to a diversifying America, or risk extinction as a national party. Evidently, the House GOP missed the memo. | Read More »

11/21/12 | Last weekend, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized Mitt Romney’s post-election “gift” comments and offered advice to the Republican Party regarding its lurch to the right on immigration policy and its thumping by Latino voters: “When you’re in a hole, stop digging. He [Romney] keeps digging.” | Read More »

11/20/12 | In America’s Voice “Races to Watch for Supporters of Immigration Reform,” Four of Five CA Republicans Lost  Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) has long been a leading anti-immigrant Member of Congress.  Rep. Bilbray currently chairs the extremist House Immigration Reform Caucus and is a former lobbyist for the Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR), which the Southern […] | Read More »

11/19/12 | Immigration reform has cemented its status as the first non-fiscal/budgetary issue on the post-inauguration agenda, with backing for reform continuing to build on the Republican side of the aisle. Over the past few days, a series of Republican governors have joined the Republican House and Senate leaders expressing support for passing real immigration legislation.  Among […] | Read More »

11/15/12 | With immigration reform legislation moving to the top of Washington’s post-inauguration “To Do” list, it’s important to get some things clear from the start regarding workable and humane reform.  The heart of the matter?  What are we as a society going to do with 11 million undocumented immigrants who are settled in America.  The only […] | Read More »

11/14/12 | Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, had the following reaction to President Obama’s immigration comments, made during the President’s first post-election press conference today: “President Obama made it clear that comprehensive immigration reform is a top priority for early 2013.  As he predicted before the election, Latino voters punished the GOP and […] | Read More »

11/14/12 | Momentum keeps building on behalf of immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, “From the President to conservative leaders to the American people themselves, the stampede towards broad immigration reform that will put 11 million new Americans on the road to citizenship is […] | Read More »

11/13/12 | Immigration reform has rocketed to the top of the national agenda in the past week, after Latino turnout and overwhelming support for President Obama and his party were key to holding the White House and Senate for the Democrats and gaining slightly in the House. Today, Lake Research and The Tarrance Group released a new […] | Read More »

11/13/12 | A week out from the 2012 elections, it’s clear that Latino voters’ decisive role in the electorate has boosted the prospects and accelerated the timetable for passing immigration reform legislation.  Here are two key reasons why: 1)      Without a significantly improved performance among Latino voters, the Republican Party’s future as a nationally competitive political party […] | Read More »

11/09/12 | On a press call today national and state leaders discussed the path to victory for the recently passed DREAM Act in Maryland, which ensures that all Maryland kids whose families pay Maryland taxes are able to pay in-state tuition. Fred Yang, Partner, Garin Hart Yang Research Group, who has been monitoring support for MD DREAM […] | Read More »

11/09/12 | Leading Republican and conservative voices are coming to terms with the political imperative that the Party must evolve on immigration reform. According to Frank Sharry, “The tectonic plates are shifting on immigration.  The fact that leading movement conservative voices are joining Republican leaders in calling for immigration reform that includes relief for the 11 million […] | Read More »

11/09/12 | The 2012 elections demonstrated that Latino and new citizen voters are changing politics around the country and in states like Ohio, where their size and influence is growing. | Read More »

11/08/12 | Latino Voters Increasingly Important to Electoral Success in Virginia and Immigration Issue is Both Important and Personal to Them  The 2012 elections demonstrate that Latino and new citizen voters are changing politics in Virginia and around the country. Newly-released election-eve polling from impreMedia and Latino Decisions – which surveyed Latino voters nationally and in eleven states, including Virginia – shows […] | Read More »

11/08/12 | Huge Latino Support for Democrats in Presidential, Senate and House Races Shows Texas May Not Be Red for Long  The 2012 elections demonstrate that Latino and new citizen voters are changing politics in Texas and around the country. Newly-released election-eve polling from impreMedia and Latino Decisions – which surveyed Latino voters nationally and in eleven states, including Texas – shows […] | Read More »

11/08/12 | Observers Across Political Spectrum Agree on Need for Congress to Enact Immigration Reform   As observers digest the 2012 election results, a consensus is emerging – from across the political spectrum – that both parties need to work together to pass common sense immigration reform. The realization is sinking in that the overwhelming importance of Latino […] | Read More »

11/08/12 | As 40% of All Voters in the State, Latinos’ Overwhelming Support for Democrats Turned State Deep Blue in 2012  SANTA FE, NM – The 2012 elections demonstrate that, as the rest of the country takes note of the growing impact of Latino and new citizen voters, they should look to New Mexico to see what that […] | Read More »

11/07/12 | Latino Voters Deliver Nevada for Obama With Their Overwhelming Support  The 2012 elections have demonstrated that Latino and new citizen voters are changing politics in Nevada and around the country. Newly-released election-eve polling from impreMedia and Latino Decisions – which surveyed Latino voters nationally and in eleven states, including Nevada – shows how the candidates’ positions on immigration […] | Read More »

11/07/12 | Latino Voters Break for Obama by Historic Margins, Many Motivated by Obama Policy Deferring Deportation of Immigrant Youth  The 2012 elections demonstrate that Latino and new citizen voters are changing politics in Colorado and around the country. Newly-released election-eve polling from impreMedia and Latino Decisions – which surveyed Latino voters nationally and in eleven states, including Colorado – shows […] | Read More »