Press Releases

02/06/13 | During the House Judiciary Committee immigration hearing yesterday, Republicans’ attempted to define a policy that offers undocumented immigrants “legal residency but not a path to citizenship” as the “middle-ground option in the debate over immigration” according to the New York Times.  Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) asked, “Are there options we should consider between […] | Read More »

02/05/13 | House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor is giving a policy speech today at the American Enterprise Institute, following an interview today with CBS’ “This Morning” where the Congressman previewed his remarks.  The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director at America’s Voice: “For years, Republicans in Congress have let Reps. Lamar Smith and […] | Read More »

02/04/13 | Curtain Rises on Immigration in 113th Congress as House Judiciary Committee Holds Tuesday Hearing In recent years, the anti-immigrant wing of the Republican Party has driven the GOP’s immigration rhetoric and policies in a hard-line, inhumane, illogical, and tone-deaf direction.  After Mitt Romney “self-deported himself from the White House – in the words of Republican […] | Read More »

01/31/13 | With immigration reform moving to center stage, the political implications and motivations behind the debate are also moving into the limelight. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, “While some observers remain stuck in the old conventional wisdom regarding the politics of immigration, most leaders and strategists in both Parties recognize the new […] | Read More »

01/30/13 | It’s been a busy week on immigration, with President Obama delivering an immigration speech yesterday, following the unveiling of bipartisan Senate principles on Monday.  The nation’s leading editorial pages have been following this issue for years, and are weighing in with optimism that the stalemate in Washington may finally clear this year.  They are also […] | Read More »

01/29/13 | Frank Sharry Reacts to President Obama’s Immigration Speech The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to today’s immigration speech from President Obama: “President Obama today provided another reminder why we are optimistic about immigration reform in 2013.  During the President’s speech, he laid down a clear […] | Read More »

01/28/13 | A bipartisan group of Senators has announced a set of immigration reform principles to help guide the impending legislative debate.  Ahead of President Obama’s immigration address tomorrow in Las Vegas, today’s agreement is a notable marker on the way to enacting immigration reform in 2013. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director […] | Read More »

01/27/13 | Calls for real immigration reform that includes citizenship were made loud and clear on the Sunday morning show roundup this morning.  Between Senators John McCain and Robert Menendez on ABC’s “This Week,” to Senator Dick Durbin on Fox News Sunday, to Rep. Paul Ryan on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the evidence that immigration reform will […] | Read More »

01/24/13 | As New Effort Looks to Register Texas Latino Voters, Will TX GOP Senate Duo Help Advance or Try to Block Immigration Reform?  With immigration reform moving forward in the coming weeks, one decision Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) make could have monumental consequences for them and their Party down the line.  Both […] | Read More »

01/23/13 | Immigration reform has become a win-win-win issue—smart politics for both Republicans and Democrats, and smart policy for the nation.  Gary Segura, a Principal at Latino Decisions, and Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, gathered on a press call and webinar today to review new Latino Decisions analysis outlining what Republicans lost by following an […] | Read More »

01/23/13 | A range of new polls from AP, SEIU, CNN offer fresh evidence that Americans want immigration reform with citizenship, while providing another reminder of the momentum behind immigration reform in 2013. | Read More »

01/22/13 | The U.S. Senate reconvened today and issued a list of their 2013 legislative priorities.  Immigration reform is listed as S.1, signifying its importance to Senate leadership. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, “Majority Leader Reid has made it clear – in his public statements and in his role as Senate […] | Read More »

01/18/13 | Almost four out of five voters said they support a system that requires immigrants to pay taxes, holds employers accountable for hiring legal workers and prevents them from exploiting immigrant labor, improves border security and ensures that undocumented immigrants have a chance to work towards citizenship. | Read More »

01/17/13 | During a speech at Georgetown University Law Center yesterday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced plans to make immigration reform a top priority for his Committee in 2013.  As the starting gate for consideration of immigration reform in Congress, Leahy’s Judiciary Committee will play a crucial role in passing immigration legislation that includes a […] | Read More »

01/14/13 | The President Promised It; Republicans Need It; The Movement is Ready to Deliver It  New developments in the immigration debate offer fresh evidence that immigration reform that creates a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million immigrants is going to be a top priority in 2013. Among the key developments: White House Gears Up:  A front-page […] | Read More »

01/09/13 | And a Sign of Momentum in Favor of Immigration Reform The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill yesterday that will grant temporary drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants, moving the bill to the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) who plans to sign it into law.  The legislation passed due to the tireless work of advocates like the […] | Read More »

01/08/13 | MPI & CAP Demonstrate that We Can’t Spend our Way to Immigration Solution or Believe “Border First” Crowd Two new studies on immigration enforcement show that the border first/border only immigration policy is not enough.  After spending more on immigration enforcement than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, and achieving record levels of enforcement, […] | Read More »

01/04/13 | Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced that he will join the House Judiciary Committee, stepping away from a plum post as the third ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, so that he can fight for immigration reform.  As Rep. Gutierrez stated, “passing comprehensive immigration reform is my passion and my commitment to […] | Read More »