Press Releases

05/22/14 | Political Experts Discuss State of Immigration Politics, Implications for 2014 and 2016 As House Republicans continue to block votes on immigration reform, the legislative space for action continues to shrink and so do the GOP’s prospects of remaining competitive in 2016.  On today’s Office Hours call, immigration advocates and political experts from California and Colorado […] | Read More »

05/22/14 | GOP Leaders Continue to Hide Behind Lame Excuses to Avoid Voting on Immigration Reform House Republican leaders are concocting more and more excuses for their legislative inaction on immigration reform.  Unfortunately for them, the excuses don’t even pass the laugh test. Yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) issued a statement full of righteous indignation that President […] | Read More »

05/21/14 | It’s Always About Getting to “No” Without Plotting a Way to Get to “Yes” Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has consistently said that immigration reform “needs to get done.”  Yet when it comes to turning rhetoric into action, Boehner the rest of Republican leadership always find a way to get to “no.” According […] | Read More »

05/20/14 | Despite the 326 days Since the Senate Passed Immigration Reform With No Action from House, Coffman Continues to Talk About His Military Dreamer Bill and Do Nothing Today, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) spoke about the need to provide immigrant youth the chance to earn citizenship through service in the military. That would have been a […] | Read More »

05/20/14 | What an Ex-Minuteman, Tom Tancredo, and Eric Cantor Have in Common Washington, DC – So much for the modernization of the Republican Party. In California, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has a very real chance to win the state’s Republican primary in early June.  Donnelly is a former Minuteman, who once likened unauthorized immigration to a war, and […] | Read More »

05/19/14 | Cantor Shuts Down Simplest Reform on Defense Bill Last year House Majority Leaders Eric Cantor (R-VA) spoke of how the party needed to champion a measure – the KIDS Act, he called it – that would put young undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship.  But last Friday, Cantor made clear that he would block attempts to include […] | Read More »

05/19/14 | In Wake of Eric Cantor’s Decision to Block Non-Controversial ENLIST Act, Hearing Illustrates Consequences for Military and Country Today in Chicago, longtime immigration champion Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)’s Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations is holding a field hearing on the contributions of immigrants in the military and the need to expand enlistment policies to include DREAMers […] | Read More »

05/16/14 | Eric Cantor Gave Steve King an Immigration Vote, but Halts Vote on Non-Controversial Bill from Jeff Denham Today, House Leadership reminded us that even when it comes to the least controversial aspects of immigration reform, they remain beholden to the Steve King Caucus. Per Seung Min Kim of Politico, “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will […] | Read More »

05/16/14 | Outside a fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today, local leaders staged a rally to protest the fact that these three House Republicans are key obstacles standing in the way of immigration reform that would keep Colorado immigrant families together. See a […] | Read More »

05/16/14 | New Piece Reminds Us Who’s Really Driving the House Republican Agenda As the House Republicans continue to block a vote on immigration reform (and as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) continues to let them), a new piece from Caitlin Dickson of the Daily Beast reminds us who’s really driving the House Republicans’ immigration […] | Read More »

05/15/14 | With new stories and analysis breaking nearly every day, it can be hard to stay on top of the big picture when it comes to the immigration state play.  As a result, America’s Voice today offers five key points to keep in mind regarding the debate. 1.      It’s Up to John Boehner and House Republican […] | Read More »

05/14/14 | A consensus has emerged on immigration reform prospects in this Congress: there is a very narrow and rapidly closing window for legislative action in the House of Representatives.  What this means is that June is the make-or-break month for immigration reform – and for the Republican Party’s future. As congressional immigration reform champion Rep. Luis […] | Read More »

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05/09/14 | Mothers and Grandmothers in Deportation Show Urgent Need for Legislative and Administrative Reform As House Republicans continue to offer weak excuses for their failure to lead on immigration reform, the costs and consequences of their inaction are on full display and the calls for President Obama to use his executive authority to roll back deportations […] | Read More »

05/09/14 | An ad running in the Mother’s Day edition of the Denver Post names Colorado House Republicans Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman as blocking immigration reform that would keep thousands of Colorado immigrant families together. The half-page ad,  running in this Sunday’s paper, features a message from the children of longtime Colorado resident Imelda Valenzuela Gonzalez: […] | Read More »

05/08/14 | As House Republicans Stall Immigration Reform, America’s Voice Website Starts Countdown Clock | Read More »

05/07/14 | Mom and Kids Relieved to Spend Mother’s Day Without Imminent Threat of Deportation, But Continue a Life in Limbo After a hard fought public campaign, local Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director, Rebecca Adducci, granted a six month “stay of removal” to Maria Esmeralda Cornejo—a 14 year Columbus, Ohio resident and mother of three U.S. […] | Read More »