Press Releases

04/27/12 | One of our takeaways from yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing on Arizona v. United States is the serious disconnect between the discussion in the court room and how the law would actually play out on the ground. Incredibly, at the start of the federal government’s case, Chief Justice Roberts told Solicitor General Donald Verrilli that he […] | Read More »

04/26/12 | Arizona’s Harassment Law Has Alienated Latinos, Asians, and Other Voters from GOP ***CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO FROM TODAY’S CALL*** Washington, D.C. – On a press call today, U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ/7) joined immigrant rights leaders to discuss yesterday’s SB1070 hearing at the U.S, Supreme Court and highlight the dangerous consequences of Republican presidential candidate […] | Read More »

04/25/12 | Oral argument of Arizona “show me your papers law” steers clear of real world consequences Today the Supreme Court heard the case Arizona v. United States, the federal government’s challenge to Arizona’s anti-immigration law, SB 1070.  The specific legal question at issue is whether four provisions of SB 1070 are pre-empted by the U.S. Constitution, […] | Read More »

04/24/12 | America’s Voice Education Fund Analyzes Public Opinion Ahead of Wednesday’s Supreme Court Argument With the Supreme Court set to hear arguments for and against Arizona’s anti-immigration law tomorrow, we turn to another court for its ruling—the court of public opinion. Politicians are often confused about where the public stands on the issue of immigration reform.  […] | Read More »

04/20/12 | Called DREAM Act Vote in 2010 a 2012 Political Stunt; Now Supports Idea of a GOP Version of DREAM Act in Run Up to 2012 Republicans are looking for a way to shore up their historically low standing with Latino voters.  Senator Marco Rubio is reportedly developing a more Republican-friendly version of the DREAM Act […] | Read More »

04/20/12 | Today, Mitt Romney heads to Arizona for multiple campaign events.  Against the backdrop of next week’s U.S. Supreme Court argument in U.S. v Arizona, the Romney campaign yesterday attempted to distance the candidate from his past support of Arizona’s “show me your papers” immigration law. The stakes are high.  Last weekend, at a closed door […] | Read More »

04/20/12 | Next week, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments on Arizona’s arch-anti-immigrant law, SB 1070—an all-important, game-changing clash between the federal supremacy clause, the need for federal immigration reform, and the belief that states can and should pursue efforts to make undocumented immigrants self-deport. Activists, officials, lawyers, and lawmakers all over the nation have […] | Read More »

04/19/12 | As frenzied political junkies begin to chatter about the fight for the Latino vote in November, another fight is coming to Washington much sooner. Next week, the highest court in the land will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070. The Court has the potential to, in the name of […] | Read More »

04/19/12 | April 19, 2012                                                                                                         […] | Read More »

04/18/12 | Pundits and Parties Acknowledge Importance of Latino Voters for 2012  With Mitt Romney having all-but-officially sewn up the Republican presidential nomination, the consensus of pundits and party strategists alike is that we’ve moved into general election season.  As Talking Points Memo noted, “After a week in which both sides aggressively courted women voters, this week […] | Read More »

04/18/12 | House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith is holding yet another hearing on his proposal for mandatory E-Verify.  A blog post by Dara Lind, program associate at America’s Voice Education Fund, highlights Smith’s strong reliance on the “experts” from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), an anti-immigrant think tank founded as an extension of the Federation […] | Read More »

04/17/12 | In Case You Missed It, please see the ThinkProgress piece below on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s comments regarding his role in Mitt Romney’s campaign – which appear to contradict a Romney advisor assertions that Kobach is a mere “supporter.” View the full piece at ThinkProgress here. Kobach Contradicts Romney Campaign, Says He Regularly […] | Read More »

04/16/12 | In a series of interviews with Spanish language media this past weekend, President Obama promised to make immigration reform a year one priority of a potential second term.  He also lamented Republican obstructionism on the issue.  In an interview with Univision, Obama said: “I can promise that I will try to do it in the […] | Read More »

04/16/12 | Romney Acknowledges Problems with Latino Voters, But He’s in Denial About His Indelible Anti-Immigrant Brand Over the weekend, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney finally acknowledged the fact that he has a “Latino problem” due to his anti-immigrant posturing in the Republican primary. While Romney didn’t intend to say so publicly, his remarks at a […] | Read More »

04/11/12 | Condi Rice: “I Don’t Know When Immigrants Became the Enemy;” Ken Starr Calls Parts of Arizona “Show Me Your Papers Law” Unconstitutional While the Republican Party’s hard right approach to immigration policy is often in sharp contrast with Democratic officeholders and candidates, recent immigration comments from two Republican luminaries underscore the fact that the nativist […] | Read More »

04/06/12 | Yesterday, the backers of Alabama's "show me your papers" anti-immigrant law introduced new legislation to tweak, but not repeal, the state's law. The following is a reaction to the new bill from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice. | Read More »

04/05/12 | Today, political scientists from Latino Decisions released a new Latino electoral influence model for 2012 in a conference call with reporters and other interested parties. Supported by America's Voice Education Fund, the new model will allow political observers to fully understand how the Latino vote could impact key Presidential, Senate and gubernatorial races in 2012 and beyond. The model uses historical turnout information for different demographic groups and real time polling data to develop those different scenarios. | Read More »

04/05/12 | Former Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce – the man behind the nation's first, "show me your papers" anti-immigrant law – admitted an important truth in a new interview with The Washington Post. Pearce said in reference to Mitt Romney, "His immigration policy is identical to mine…Attrition by enforcement. It's identical to mine – enforce the laws. We have good laws, just enforce them." | Read More »