Press Room

07/31/14 | Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responding to today’s developments in the House of Representatives: The House of Representatives is going to stay in town to toughen up and try to pass anti-immigrant measures?  Lord help us.  Only in the whacky world of the GOP would measures to fast-track […] | Read More »

07/30/14 | Scorecard Zeroes in on the 12 Most Vulnerable Republicans House Democrats are continuing their efforts to demand a vote on immigration reform and House Republicans are continuing to block action while promising to one day address the issue.  The disconnect between Republicans’ rhetorical support for immigration reform and their actual legislative record is vast, and is a problem of […] | Read More »

07/29/14 | House GOP Made Child Refugee Debate an Immigration Debate – So Senate Should Insist on CIR as Part of Any Conference on House Plan With House Republicans today introducing a new deportation-focused proposal for dealing with Central American refugee kids and continuing to mistakenly blame DACA for the rise in refugees, Senate Democrats should use […] | Read More »

07/29/14 | New PRRI Poll: Americans View Central American Kids Fleeing Violence as Refugees Deserving Full & Fair Proceedings; Sonia Nazario Provides Reminder on “The Daily Show” Why We Must “Do the Right Thing” Take five minutes to read this poll and watch this TV clip, and you’ll get a sense for how Americans are viewing the […] | Read More »

07/28/14 | Cory Gardner Doubles Down on Anti-Immigrant Stance By Criticizing Senate Immigration Bill Supported by 70% of Coloradans  With immigration reform legislation laid to rest at the feet of House Republicans, national Latino and Asian groups released a score card Monday to grade members of the House of Representatives on their immigration voting record in the […] | Read More »

07/28/14 | After Blocking Immigration Reform, GOP on Verge of Blocking Resources for Border Emergency As Congress enters its last week of the July work period, the contrast between both parties could not be clearer.  On all things immigration-related, Republicans seem hell-bent on blocking the President and Democrats at every turn.  This will make it clear to […] | Read More »

07/25/14 | Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Immigration Experts and Advocates Discuss State of Play in Congress, Administration On today’s weekly Office Hours press briefing, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and immigration reform advocates discussed the state of play on policy reforms in Congress and the Administration. While the Obama Administration continues to take steps to address the child refugee […] | Read More »

07/25/14 | The current humanitarian crisis at the border has exposed House Republicans, yet again, for the obstructionists that they are. After bearing the responsibility for squandering the best chance for comprehensive immigration reform in decades, they are once again building up to do nothing. Yesterday, Steve Benen called out Speaker of the House John Boehner on […] | Read More »

07/24/14 | Republicans are busy exploiting the unaccompanied child refugee crisis to advance measures that crack down on immigrants and refugees.  From blaming Dreamers and DACA to gutting the Child Tax Credit (CTC), Republicans seem determined to follow Rahm Emanuel’s infamous counsel: “you never let a serious crisis go to waste.” The following is a statement from […] | Read More »

07/24/14 | We’ve been warning the GOP for years, but they didn’t listen.  Today, we are highlighting the GOP’s demographic demise in Colorado with a mock obituary, which will run as an online ad in the Aurora Sentinel.  View the ad online here. After the 2012 election, in which Barack Obama trounced Mitt Romney among Latino voters […] | Read More »

07/23/14 | The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, with respect to the current Congressional debate regarding Central American children who are seeking safety at our border. As the House Working Group’s recommendations released today make clear, Republicans are hell bent on tying any supplemental appropriations to changes in the 2008 […] | Read More »

07/22/14 | Immigration Groups Mark One Year Since Colorado Congressman Said “The Time for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Now,” Then Ran Away One year ago today, the Denver Post ran an op-ed from Rep. Mike Coffman (R, CD-4) where the previously anti-immigrant congressman began to change his tune and called for immediate action on comprehensive immigration reform. […] | Read More »

07/22/14 | The Same Game Plan Used by the Republicans on Every Immigration Debate  When it comes to addressing the ongoing child refugee crisis at the border, Republicans and their allies have solidified a strategy of trying to score political points, driving memes that are fact-free, and then ending with a flourish of inaction.  See below for […] | Read More »

07/21/14 | Amidst continued calls from the GOP for shotgun proceedings that would result in expedited deportations of all but a handful of child refugees, a series of opinion pieces challenge our leaders and our nation to respond with the ideals of fairness and compassion, and a number of news pieces lay out the risks associated with […] | Read More »

07/21/14 | Nativist opponents of immigration reform were supposed to make their big stand this last weekend, spurred on by protests against children fleeing violence in Murrieta, California.  Mostly led by two internet groups, Make Them Listen and Overpasses for America, extremists had rallies planned in every state. And then — as to be expected with an issue […] | Read More »

07/18/14 | Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) and Immigrant Advocates Discuss Child Refugee Crisis, Executive Action The story regarding Central American unaccompanied children arriving at our border is developing fast.  Congress is considering a $3.7 billion supplemental budget request as well as how best to speed up the processing of the kids, many of […] | Read More »

07/18/14 | Following the move by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), many Republicans have been quick to jump on board, blaming DACA for creating the child refugee crisis at the border (despite all evidence to the contrary).  But as a new editorial and political analysis reveals, the GOP’s attacks are meant to mask the Party’s true intention of […] | Read More »

07/17/14 | Does this Mean Most Republicans Are Now ‘Wacko Birds’ Too?  Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made clear that ending DACA was his “top priority” and that eviscerating deportation protections for Dreamers must be a component piece of any congressional action dealing with the Central American child refugees.  Far from a “wacko bird,” to borrow Senator […] | Read More »

Michael Earls
202-261-2388
press@americasvoiceonline.org