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, August 25, 2010
Following AZ & FL Primaries, Experts Assess Impact of Latino Voters on 2010 Elections
Today, leading experts on Latino voter trends and the politics of immigration reform gathered on a conference call to analyze Tuesday's primary results in Arizona and Florida , and assess the influence of Latino voters and the immigration debate on elections in these states, as well as California, Colorado, Nevada, and other
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Heated Immigration Debate Lighting a Fire Under Latino Voters
A new summary of recent Latino voter polls highlights the way the immigration debate is influencing Latino political engagement in the run-up to the November mid-terms. The lack of action on comprehensive immigration could dampen enthusiasm among Latino voters at a crucial time. According to an article in today's POLITICO: "The swing in opinion coul
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
House Passes $600 Million Border Bill, Sends it Back to Senate
Today, the House of Representatives passed a $600 million dollar supplemental border funding measure, which will be considered again by the Senate in September. The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America's Voice:
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Monday, August 09, 2010
GOP Would Rather Change the Constitution than Take Up Immigration Reform
The latest flap over "birthright citizenship" has exposed a new low for Republican politicians hell-bent on politicizing the immigration debate and obstructing action on comprehensive immigration reform. Apparently, GOP politicians would rather change the Constitution than just do their job and fix the broken immigration laws--a sad commentary on the state of the GOP, a transparent political exercise, and another nail in coffin of Republican outreach to Latino voters.
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Friday, July 30, 2010
Pundits Should Listen to Voters on Immigration
News coverage of this week's ruling on the Arizona anti-immigrant law is re-igniting the debate over comprehensive immigration reform and the need for a federal solution. But as Washington pundits analyze the political implications of the judge's decision, they are turning to outdated thinking instead of real facts from real elections. Conventional wisdom in Washington has it that the Obama Administration's lawsuit, and success this week in court, will hurt congressional Democrats in swing districts and help Republicans mobilize their base. Once again, these experts
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Ruling on AZ Law: The Federal Courts Had to Step In, Lasting Solution Can Only Come from Congress
Today U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton granted a temporary injunction on major parts of the Arizona SB1070 anti-immigration law. Among the notable parts of her ruling, Judge Bolton enjoined the “reasonable suspicion” section of the law and the section requiring the carrying of federal immigration documents. Clearly, Governor Brewer and the hard liners in the Arizona Republican party over-reached.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Harry Reid Steps Up on DREAM Act
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is embracing the need to move on the DREAM Act this year, providing a shot of momentum to a measure that enjoys bipartisan support. If enacted, the DREAM Act would serve as an important step towards comprehensive immigration reform.
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Friday, July 16, 2010
New Report: Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Notorious Record
Today America's Voice Education Fund released a new report detailing the long, disturbing and ineffective record of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona. Self-promoted as "America's Toughest Sheriff" and widely feared by Latino immigrants for his harsh tactics, the report suggests that Sheriff Joe is better at garnering media attention than he is at fighting crime. This is especially relevant because Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona recently signed into law SB 1070, which essentially mandates that Arpaio's controversial and ineffective tactics be implemented statewide.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Without a Washington Fix, Immigration Debate Spirals in Dangerous Direction
New polling of Latino voters under siege, along with news of a "hit list" with the names of Latinos, accused of being undocumented by anonymous anti-immigrant sources in Utah, show that the immigration debate continues to spiral in a dangerous direction and the federal government must intervene.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
MLB Players Speak Out Against Arizona Immigration Law
As Major League Baseball celebrates its All-Star game tonight in Anaheim, CA, a number of players are speaking out in opposition to Arizona's anti-Latino SB1070 law. Some are even promising to boycott next year's All-Star Game, scheduled to be held in Phoenix, AZ, if it is not moved to another state.
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