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  • What’s Needed: a Clean Supplemental, Not Cursory Interviews that Could Result in Child Refugees Being Sent Back to Their Death

    A statement from Frank Sharry on the current Congressional debate regarding Central American children who are seeking safety at our border…


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  • President Obama Takes Charge of the Immigration Debate

    When the President follows through, and if the executive action is robust, the differences between the two parties on an issue that mobilizes the fastest growing groups of new voters in the country will be cemented for a generation…


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  • Litmus Test for Kevin McCarthy as Majority Leader: Will You Schedule a Vote on Immigration Reform or Not?

    Will McCarthy be a leader that saves the GOP heading into 2016, or will he cave to Steve King and the “hell no” caucus?”


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  • New Scorecard Shows House Republicans on Wrong Side of Latino and Immigrant Voters

    America’s Voice scorecard summarizes the actions and voting record of 12 select House Republicans, including many who call themselves immigration reform supporters…


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  • 30 House Republicans for Citizenship

    At least 30 Republicans in the House support immigration reform with a path to citizenship. That means there’s enough support for legislation to pass, if Speaker Boehner would give us a vote…


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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 […]
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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 […]
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07/23/14 The conservative response to the children fleeing violence crisis has been mostly been marked by the Murrieta, CA protest, in which Tea Partiers shouted at frightened children and yelled at them to “go home” — and by Republican members of Congress clamoring to deport the children (and DREAMers along with them).  But that’s been far […]
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07/23/14 Watch Jorge Ramos’ interview on Bill O’Reilly’s show yesterday, courtesy of Media Matters: O’Reilly, unlike just about everyone else, seems to think that Rick Perry’s political stunt with the National Guard will actually work, because it will “seal the border.”  No word from him on how exactly this makes sense when the children currently crossing are […]
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07/23/14 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) just became the latest Republican to call for an end to DACA: McCain on question if DACA needs to end: “It does. We need comprehensive immigration reform.” says DACA just appeased Obama voters — Kate Nocera (@KateNocera) July 22, 2014 It’s not necessarily what McCain is referring to, but calling for […]
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What does an MNSBC show have in common with one of Spanish-language media’s most popular daily newspapers?  Currently, a great mockery for Texas Governor Rick Perry and his decision to pull a political stunt at the border by sending in 1,000 troops, even though there’s nothing they can do for the situation and no one asked […] (07/23/14) »

Last Thursday, Stephen Colbert aired this takedown of conservatives who go out of their way to express sympathy and compassion for children fleeing violence — and then call for their immediate deportation.  Watch the clip below: The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive As Colbert points out over and over, […] (07/23/14) »

Bloomberg View (Opinion): Obama Alone Will Decide the Immigration Debate MSNBC: Many deported ‘recent border crossers’ aren’t recent — or near the border Dallas Morning News (Texas): Border bill fits Rep. Henry Cuellar’s history of bipartisanship Burnt Orange Report (Texas): Anti-Immigrant Protesters Express ‘Compassion’ For Refugee Children By Demanding Their Deportation Wall Street Journal: Study: […] (07/23/14) »

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. […] (07/22/14) »

At the Colorado Independent today is this great column from Mike Littwin, who asks important questions about the GOP’s absurd response to the children fleeing violence crisis.  For instance: since the children are running away from horrific violence, sexual abuse, and gang wars, how exactly is ending a program that protects DREAMers from deportation going […] (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 […] (07/22/14) »

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 […] (07/23/14) »

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. […] (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 […] (07/22/14) »

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 […] (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 […] (07/21/14) »

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 […] (07/18/14) »