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Elise Foley

Immigration Advocates Brace For Big Win, Then Backlash | Elise Foley | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama announces his plans Thursday evening to shield potentially millions of undocumented immigrants from deportat...

Elise Foley

Latino Vote Could Tip Scales For Democrats In Arizona | Elise Foley | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona likely won't be a red state for much longer thanks to its growing Latino voting population, according to a report released Tuesd...

Rubio Message Leaves Key Group Unsettled

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - Republican Senator Marco Rubio's repeated criticism of parts of the sweeping U.S. immig...

Elise Foley

Solitary Confinement Report Puts Immigration Advocates In Tough Spot | Elise Foley | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's a long-simmering tension between President Barack Obama's administration and immigrant rights advocates, who support his views, ...

Immigrants Yearn to Be Americans, Not a Permanent Underclass

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Frank Sharry

This question of citizenship vs. residency is no mere technical policy dispute. This idea of denying citizenship to 11 million people -- a population the size of Ohio -- goes to the heart of who we are as a nation.

Elise Foley

Majority Of Voters Support Pathway To Citizenship | Elise Foley | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of voters support immigration reform that would give a pathway to citizenship to undocumented immigrants, bolstering the idea...

How the Immigration Debate Changed the Course of the 2012 Election

Frank Sharry | Posted 01.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Frank Sharry

Here's my prediction: the day after the election, many a pundit will be chewing on the fact that Latinos played a decisive role in the outcome of the Presidential race.

Elise Foley

Immigrant Groups Point Out Romney Vetoed Massachusetts Dream Act | Elise Foley | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Immigrant rights groups called Thursday for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to stop airing a Spanish-language televisio...

Janell Ross

The Deferred Action Immigration Program: How Did We Get Here? | Janell Ross | Posted 08.19.2012 | Latino Voices

When President Obama addressed the National Council of La Raza at its annual convention last summer, he laid out his efforts to enforce the nation's "...

HB 56: American Kids Pay The Price

Maribel Hastings | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

Their story is the same one heard all over the state: they don't dare drive because they're afraid of being detained; they think twice before going to the market to buy food because they're afraid of being detained; they're afraid of going to the doctor because they're afraid of being detained; they're afraid to take their native-born U.S. citizen children to the doctor because they're afraid of being detained.

Elise Foley

Spanish-Language Ads To Target Mandatory E-Verify | Elise Foley | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Spanish-language ads will target Republican congressmen from California for their support of a federal employment eligibility program ca...

On Immigration Reform, GOP Candidates Should Ask "What Would Reagan DO?"

Frank Sharry | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

The latest Republican presidential debate, being held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, will undoubtedly feature endless paeans from the candidates to our nation's 40th President. Yet on the issue of immigration, the Republican 2012 field has a lot to learn from the Gipper.

DREAM Act Makes History in House, Given New Life in Senate

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Harry Reid just positioned DREAM to give it the best chance possible to cross the finish line. Now, we just need a handful of Republican Senators to step up to the plate and turn this historic, bipartisan House victory into law.

Immigration Insider | One Week Out: Attacks Backfire, Latinos Energized; New GOTV Ads

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Check out America's Voice new weekly resource, "Immigration Insider," which takes an in-depth look at immigration politics, leading up to the Nov...

Organizing for Immigration Reform: An Interview With Deepak Bhargava

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Mr. Bhargava spoke with me on issues ranging from the potential impact of Latino voters and grassroots mobilizations, and the challenges facing progressive groups in the wake of Arizona's immigration law.

Sam Stein

Arizona Violent Crime Down, Except Under Tough Anti-Immigration Sheriff | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A chart circulated by a leading immigration reform organization makes a basic, but compelling case that the new law passed -- though not implemented -...

Lindsey Graham and the Real "Cynical Political Ploy" on Immigration

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Instead of embracing recent developments for immigration reform alongside the climate bill, Senator Graham has pitched a fit and accused Democrats of playing politics. What's going on here?

ICE Out of Control: Time to Rein in Rogue Agency and Pass Immigration Reform

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Instead of pandering to the extreme right wing with its insatiable -- and unworkable -- appetite for deportation, it's time for Obama and Congress to do what the president has repeatedly said he wants to do.

The Tea Party: "Don't Tread on Me. Tread on That Other Guy."

The Other 98% | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Other 98%

If "Don't Tread On Me" really means "Do Tread on that Other Guy", or worse, "Do Tread on that (Brown) Guy", then you are fighting not for the America of our Founders, but for the totalitarian nightmare you so declaim.

A Moment of Truth on Immigration Reform

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Our immigration system is badly broken and a majority of Americans support reform. Yet the question remains whether Obama will make a forceful push for reform legislation, and whether Congress has the guts to pass it.

Hayworth, Norquist and CPAC: The Republican Fork in the Road on Immigration

Frank Sharry | Posted 02.19.2010 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Does the GOP choose the backward-looking, anti-immigrant route led by Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth, or the path toward real immigration solutions, led by Grover Norquist, who is supporting Hayworth's primary opponent John McCain?

Democrats Accused of "Empty Words" on Immigration

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

There's a simple, strong message for Washington Democrats coming in both Spanish and English: deliver on campaign promises and immigration reform.

Republicans At War on Immigration -- Here's Why

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frank Sharry

The way immigration has been handled by most Republicans has badly damaged the GOP brand. And while immigration is not the number one issue for most Latino voters, it is a defining issue.

NJ Law Enforcement Appear to Contradict Dobbs' Version of Gunfire Incident

Isabel Macdonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Isabel Macdonald

New Jersey state police appear to be contradicting CNN Host Lou Dobbs' account of a gunfire incident near his Sussex County, New Jersey, house.

On Immigration, Which New York Will Rule?

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Frank Sharry

Harold Ford voted for the infamous Sensenbrenner criminalization bill -- the one that would have thrown undocumented immigrants, and the priests, nuns, nurses and teachers who assist them, into jail for a year.