America's Voice

America's Voice -- Harnessing the power of American voices and American values to win common sense immigration reform. The mission of America’s Voice is to realize the promise of workable and humane comprehensive immigration reform. Our goal is to build the public support and create the political momentum for reforms that will transform a dysfunctional immigration system that does not work into a regulatory system that does.

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011
The Republican Plan to Deport the American Agriculture Industry
House Republicans’ mass deportation vision for immigration “reform” will again be on display at the next hearing of the House Immigration Subcommittee. Tomorrow’s hearing is about expanding E-Verify to all employers in the United States, the centerpiece of the Republicans’ vision for expelling 11 million undocumente
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Wednesday, February 02, 2011
New Report Underscores Folly & Costs of Mass-Deportation Approach to Immigration
A new report from the Pew Hispanic Center on the undocumented population in the United States finds that, despite ramped-up enforcement efforts and the continued effects of the economic recession, the undocumented population remains "virtually unchanged" from a year ago, at an estimated 11.2 million persons nationwide. The durable and settled nature of the undocumented population reveals the limits and costs of an enforcement-only approach to immigration policy and underscores the
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Friday, January 28, 2011
On Immigration, Republicans Try to Mainstream the Extreme
The push by Republican policymakers at the federal and state level to change the 14 th Amendment of the U.S.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Republican “Deportation Tax” Revealed in Judiciary Committee Hearing
The Immigration Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committeeheld its first hearing under Republican leadership yesterday, titled "ICE Worksite Enforcement - Up to the Job?" It is the first unveiling of Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Elton Gallegly (R-CA), and Immigration Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Steve King's (R-IA) immigration agenda this year.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
President Obama Issues Challenge on Immigration Reform
In his State of the Union address last evening, President Obama made a strong plea for bipartisan action on common sense immigration reform. First he made a compelling case for the DREAM Act, saying that it “makes no sense” to deport the “children of undocumented workers, who had nothing to do with the actions of their parents… grew up as Americans and pledge allegiance to our flag.” He also called on both parties to work with him on comprehensi
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Friday, January 21, 2011
John Cornyn Runaway Winner of “Biggest Hypocrite on Immigration” Award for Remarks at Hispanic Leadership Conference
Last week's Republican-backed Hispanic Leadership Network conference in South Florida overflowed with chatter about how the GOP needs to improve its positioning with Latino voters. Amidst all the discussion, however, few voices at the conference admitted the simple truth that appealing to Latino voters will not simply require a change in "tone" when it comes to the
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Saturday, December 18, 2010
Senate Votes Against DREAMs
This morning, in a procedural vote requiring 60 votes to advance the legislation, the U.S. Senate voted against the DREAM Act by a 55-41 margin, effectively shutting the doors of opportunity to thousands of bright and talented young people who grew up in America and wanted to give back to the country they call home. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice:
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Friday, December 10, 2010
In Poll After Poll, the American Public Supports the DREAM Act
As the House-passed version of the DREAM Act moves toward a Senate vote as early as next week, new polling shows the bill's popularity among the American people, and underscores the importance of its passage. A new Gallup poll finds that 54 percent of Americans support the DREAM Act. According to this poll, Gallup's version of DREAM even has more support than the START treaty and banning all earmarks.
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Thursday, December 09, 2010
On DREAM Act, Senate Democrats Give Bill New Life Following Historic House Victory
Following a historic 216-198 vote on the DREAM Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, advocates will praise yesterday's outcome and comment on breaking developments in the Senate in a call with reporters at 1:30 today. Just now, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved to table a vote on the DREAM Act, and the motion was approved by a margin of 59-40.
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Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Will the GOP Strategy of Political Obstruction Keep DREAM Youth from Achieving their Dreams?
Senate Republicans have announced that they will block consideration of any legislation until votes are held on tax cuts and legislation to fund the government. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice, in response:
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