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Frank Sharry and America's Voice

Frank Sharry runs the pro-massive/illegal immigration group America's Voice and previously was the executive director of the National Immigration Forum.

Any posts involving America's Voice in general are on this page.

Last modified Jan 13, 2012
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Heritage names loose borders advocate Stephen Moore as chief economist - 01/22/14

... support for the hiring comes from Frank Sharry of America's Voice (see that link). He told MSNBC: “I’ve known Stephen Moore for 20 years and during that time he’s been an unwavering supporter of generous legal immigration levels and common sense immigration reforms... Knowing his commitment to the issue, I predict that he will have much more impact on Heritage’s approach to immigration policy...

NumbersUSA, Steve King, Teaparty Patriots assist amnesty with weak immigration rally - 08/13/13

... worked to show ThinkProgress and Frank Sharry's America's Voice wrong. NumbersUSA, Steve King, and the Teaparties "Patriots" are unwittingly helping them. Please see the much more effective ways to block amnesty. And, please write to @RoyBeck_NUSA and @SteveKingIA and suggest that they do things that are effective, rather than things that end up helping amnesty supporters. UPDATE: In addition to...

Senate amnesty: DHS Sec'y could decide to give illegal aliens citizenship (Napolitano) - 02/04/13

... that’s unacceptable." And, Frank Sharry (see the link) says: "Having the DHS secretary decide rather than (Arizona Gov.) Jan Brewer decide is obviously a no-brainer... having clear metrics be the goalpost rather than the moving goalpost that Republicans have been engaged in the last five years is much better.... But any condition that leaves room for mischief is a potential problem." The article...

How the Senate amnesty bill's border commission will be bogus (path to citizenship, Americas Voice) - 01/28/13

... legitimate worry, according to Frank Sharry, the executive director of America’s Voice, a group advocating for immigration reform. But he tells me that on a conference call yesterday, Democratic Senators reassured immigration advocates that this commission won’t be constructed in a way that will hold up the process for too long. As Sharry put it, Democrats realize that they can’t “allow the...

Democrats, far-left praise Marco Rubio's immigration moves (NCLR; Sharry; IPC; Obama and Gutierrez spox) - 01/20/13

... encouraged by Rubio's plan. * Frank Sharry (see his name's link; source ibid): "He's doing an awesome job of bringing along conservatives and bringing along conservatives in the media," said Frank Sharry, the founder of America's Voice, which advocates for comprehensive reform. "He's making enormous progress in making reform palatable to people on the right in a way that no one has before." "I...

Disingenuous Adam Serwer spins Obama's mini-amnesty (immigration, DREAM Act) - 09/14/11

... @AdamSerwer. -------------- [1] Serwer also quotes Frank Sharry of America's Voice: "I was pleasantly surprised by the boldness and breadth of Administration’s move." [2] Serwer slips on a talking point with his definition of amnesty. He's supposed to point to the dictionary definition of amnesty and point out that "earned legalization" doesn't fit the definition because they'd have to pay a...

Dozens of pro-illegal immigration groups were invited to Obama's mini-amnesty rollout and you weren't - 08/25/11

... Clarissa Martinez, Laura Vazqeuz * Frank Sharry of America's Voice (with Adam Luna and Lynn Tramonte) * MALDEF: Thomas Saenz, Jim Ferg Cadima * League of United Latin American Citizens: Brent Wilkes * National Immigration Law Center: Marielena Hincapie, Addey Fisshea, Don Lyster, Tyler Moran * National Immigration Forum: Ali Noorani * Center for Community Change: Gabe Gonzalez, Kate Kahan *...

DHS makes Secure Communities nationwide, no opt-out (so far). Lofgren, ACLU, NAKASEC, FIRM, CHIRLA, ICIRR, MIRA, Frank Sharry, NIF outraged. - 08/08/11

... should not be tolerated. UPDATE: Frank Sharry of America's Voice is likewise, of course, outraged americasvoiceonline.org/blog/entry/ dhs_makes_controversial_deportation_program_secure_communities_mandatory: S-COMM has never worked as promised or intended. Instead of focusing on convicted serious criminals, the program's dragnet has led to the record-breaking deportations of ordinary...

NFAP misleads on skilled immigration (Stuart Anderson, Frank Sharry, National Foundation for American Policy) - 05/25/11

... sample. It's also promoted by Frank Sharry's AmericasVoice [2]. See the second link for more on the NAFP. Based only on the fact that 70% of the finalists at the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search competition were the children of immigrants, Anderson comes to the conclusion that "liberalizing our nation’s immigration laws will likely yield even greater rewards for America in the future." That's...

Lamar Smith might be weak on immigration (GOP DREAM Act?) - 12/24/10

... support of the American people." * Frank Sharry: “He is a very disciplined politician, but he is also very ideological. He is very smart at having lots of smallish-looking measures that add up to a whole lot of harsh enforcement." * Rep. Steve King: "I read the Pledge to America. It wasn’t particularly moving... So, OK, they decided not to write the treatise that I would have on immigration. It...

Luis Gutierrez: "I have only one loyalty, and that's to the immigrant community" (+the Hispanic MLK; Sharry; Munoz; Jacoby) - 11/30/10

... Martin Luther King figure," says Frank Sharry, founder of the pro-immigrant group America’s Voice. ...Cecilia Munoz, a White House point person on immigration, calls Gutierrez “an important moral voice” and says that he and the president “are on the same side of the issue." ...He "transformed what had been a narrow policy issue into a litmus-test identity issue for Hispanics, and that made the...

"Moms for Family Unity" shows far-left will oppose future immigration enforcement (CAP, America's Voice, RI4A) - 08/03/10

... Center for American Progress, Frank Sharry's America's Voice, and the Reform Immigration for America coalition. Those who might be tempted to support the effort should wonder at what point those groups would ever support enforcement. If they won't support enforcement now, what guarantee do we have that they'd support enforcement after comprehensive immigration reform, despite the fact that "...

Misleading Lake Research, America's Voice immigration poll (DailyKos) - 05/25/10

... one is from Lake Research for Frank Sharry's America's Voice. It's promoted by Kos of DailyKos at [1]. And, one wonders what the game is: why promote misleading polls when all they do is give a false sense that something's popular when it isn't? Since many of the consumers of the poll will be on Kos' side, why is he trying to mislead them? Or, is it just that he can't figure out how the poll is...

Chart showing deportations by fiscal year is misleading (Obama vs. Bush administration) - 05/23/10

The attached chart (from Frank Sharry of America's Voice) tries to claim that the Barack Obama administration is deporting illegal aliens at an even greater rate than George W Bush. The chart is misleading for at least two reasons: * It shows fiscal years. A U.S. government fiscal year begins on October 1 of the year before. As David Frum points out here: One-third of fiscal 2009 was presided...

Brewer signs Arizona immigration law; far-left begins opposition (MALDEF, America's Voice, Phil Gordon) - 04/23/10

... peekURL.com/viyhm9w In addition to Frank Sharry's America's Voice offering general opposition, MALDEF is vowing [1] to take the issue to court; recall they helped block Proposition 187:

Far-left wants John Morton fired over immigration quotas memo (also want little or no enforcement) - 03/31/10

Yesterday, Frank Sharry of America's Voice offered "ICE Out of Control: Time to Rein in Rogue Agency and Pass Immigration Reform" [1], showing once again how little use those who support comprehensive immigration reform have for immigration enforcement. One of the selling features of "reform" is increased enforcement, yet "reform" would give even more power to those like Sharry who advocate...

Reform Immigration for America doesn't support LGBT immigration equality - 02/28/10

If "immigration equality" - the ability for same-sex (gay or lesbian) couples to have the same immigration privileges as straight couples - is important to you, then the article at this link about the Reform Immigration for America group not supporting "immigration equality" should be your first and last stop for the day. They aren't on your side. Please go read it now, and for the rest of you...

March for America: illegal immigration rally, March 21, 2010 Washington DC - 02/12/10

... "Migration". One of the speakers will be Frank Sharry. More on EAD at advocacydays.org/about, and more on the march as it develops. Other groups involved include: * the Mexican government-linked Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights [2] * the Border Action Network (link) * the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' "Justice for Immigrants" campaign (justiceforimmigrants.org/whats-new....

"Temporary" Protected Status for Haitian illegal aliens pushed by profiteers (Haiti earthquake) - 01/14/10

... Studies, Casa de Maryland, and Frank Sharry's America's Voice all support TPS, with Dick Lugar saying: "It is in the foreign policy interest of the United States and a humanitarian imperative of the highest order to have all people of Haitian descent in a position to contribute towards the recovery of this island nation." See the comments above. 1/15/10 UPDATE: Janet Napolitano has now approved...

America's Voice lies, misleads in "The Anti-Worker Truth About the Anti-Immigrant Lobby" - 12/13/09

Frank Sharry's America's Voice offers "The Anti-Worker Truth About the Anti-Immigrant Lobby" [1]. From their summary: In recent months, some of the most virulent anti-immigrant Members of Congress have been taking advantage of hard economic times to advance their same, old mass deportation agenda. They argue that blocking comprehensive immigration reform would somehow help the American worker and...

Ohio, Illinois, NY, NJ, Penn to lose political power due to massive immigration (House seats; also: IA, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO) - 11/19/09

According to a new study (americasvoiceonline.org/pages/the_new_constituents), due to massive immigration particularly by Latinos, the results of the 2010 Census - used to apportion congressional districts - will result in the following changes (chart from the HuffPost article discussed here): States gaining House seats: Texas (+4), Arizona (+2), Florida (+1), Georgia (+1), Nevada (+1), Oregon (+...

Frank Sharry cheers race-based power; white-majority districts are "bleached districts" - 11/19/09

Frank Sharry of America's Voice offers "Latinos Poised to Shake Up 2010 Census, Politicians Beware" at the Huffington Post [1] in which he discusses a study showing how massive immigration by Latinos will affect congressional apportionment; more on that here. The piece is basically just a celebration of race-based "raw political power", and later on he quotes from a Washington Post blog post...

DHS worksite enforcement against illegal aliens plummeted under Obama, Napolitano - 11/19/09

Per this: Criminal arrests, administrative arrests, indictments and convictions of illegal immigrants at work sites all fell by more than 50 percent from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2009... Fiscal 2008 ran from Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30, 2008. Fiscal 2009 began Oct. 1, 2008, and ran through Sept. 30 of this year. The exact figures are: * Criminal arrests: down 60% * Criminal indictments: down 58...

LULAC, Mark Potok of SPLC, NCLR, America's Voice, MMFA cheer & smear over Dobbs leaving - 11/12/09

There's a round-up of reaction from far-left groups to Lou Dobbs' announcement that he's leaving CNN here. The biases of the article's author (Victor Manuel Ramos of the Orlando Sentinel) are discussed in this separate post. The quotes below were offered at a press conference organized by Media Matters for America:

Drop Dobbs: illegal activity-supporting racial power groups and far-left want Lou Dobbs off CNN - 09/17/09

... statistics) * Media Matters for America * Frank Sharry * Reform Immigration for America * Center for New Community * Hispanic Institute (see below) * Dolores Huerta Foundation (promoted demographic hegemony, hatred against Republicans) * National Hispanic Media Coalition * National Puerto Rican Coalition * New Democratic Network * Netroots Nation (from Dailykos and others) * Voto Latino...

Napolitano immigration meeting: you weren't represented (vast # of loose borders groups, Obama/Janet anti-287g) - 08/20/09

Earlier today, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security held a closed-door meeting with a group of what she calls "stakeholders" (dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1250792978709.shtm) but was actually a vast pantheon (see below) of far-left, racial power, corrupt business, and in general loose borders groups all of which want some form of comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty....

Casey Sanchez/SPLC, Frank Sharry, Andrea Nill/CAP smear FAIR over non-existent connection (Dave Bennion) - 06/17/09

... from user "AmericasVoiceTV" - Frank Sharry's America's Voice - is here. Unlike the SPLC, his description is completely disreputable: Shawna Forde, arrested as a suspect in a deadly home invasion in Arizona, has ties to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), an anti-immigrant group classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Hat tip to http://TonyHerrera....

Poll: 86% support immigration "reform" (as described). I.e., MSM lies are working, opponents need to work smarter (Kos, Frank Sharry) - 06/04/09

... DailyKos, Kos informs us [1] that Frank Sharry's "America's Voice" commissioned Benenson Strategy Group to conduct a poll about comprehensive immigration reform. According to them, 86% of respondents support "reform". The fact that their description of that "reform" is highly misleading doesn't make that number any less surprising. While I tend to suspect that there might be something they aren'...

David Montgomery /WaPo: nearly no real reporting in Luis Gutierrez puff piece - 05/08/09

David Montgomery of the Washington Post offers a five-screen puff piece (link) on far-left amnesty supporter Rep. Luis Gutierrez and his recent "Family Unity Tour" that completely fails to call him on his many disreputable statements, such as the time he called ICE agents "Gestapo agents". The article fails to call Gutierrez on the many huge flaws in the comprehensive immigration reform that he...

America's Voice offers very lightweight hit piece on Jeff Sessions - 05/07/09

... attention to a new hit piece from Frank Sharry's America's Voice that claims that Sen. Jeff Sessions has "just one degree of separation from anti-immigrant hate groups, white nationalism" [2]. As a hit piece, this is like a marshmallow wrapped in a Snuggie. For instance, they accuse him of playing the "terrorist card" in regards to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, including...

Corporation for Public Broadcasting screens pro-illegal immigration film on Capitol Hill ("Made in L.A.") - 04/24/09

Earlier today, the pro-illegal immigration movie "Made in L.A." was screened on Capitol Hill for various politicians and others; a list is at [1]. Not only were those who are public servants wasting time watching movies on the U.S.'s dime, but the further involvement of PBS cranks it up a notch: Senior Vice President of Television Content at the Corporation For Public Broadcasting Ted Garcia...

America's Voice agrees with Pelosi "un-American" quote; starts letter campaign (Frank Sharry) - 03/20/09

America's Voice - run by Frank Sharry - has started a letter-writing campaign to "Thank Speaker Pelosi for Her Leadership". The "leadership" in question is her recent comments that family-separating immigration raids are "un-American", comments that she later reinforced by calling those raids "not the American way". Says they (americasvoiceonline.org/page/speakout/PelosiReforms): She said that...

"Latino Voting in the 2008 Election: Part of a Broader Electoral Movement" - 01/28/09

... they point to were performed by Frank Sharry's America's Voice, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and others and may have been designed to show what those groups wanted them to show. The IPC fact sheet also doesn't address general election trends. UPDATE 2: The CIS author responds to his critics here.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand immigration stance: tough or just for show? - 01/23/09

... Tancredo on the SAVE Act," said Frank Sharry of the pro-immigrant America's Voice, citing the ex-Colorado congressman who ran for president on an anti-illegal immigrant platform... "At the end of the day, my views on illegal immigration are pretty clear," Gillibrand said of the SAVE Act. "I'm supporting the best enforcement bill that Democrats have written this session." UPDATE 2: She's now...

Cardinal Mahony, Janet Murguia, Unite Here, Frank Sharry, Ali Noorani pretend immigration "reform" would be good for the economy - 01/08/09

... National Council of La Raza, Frank Sharry of America's Voice, John Wilhelm of the Unite Here union, and Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum joined on a conference call. From their press release (link), here's the "why": The preeminent moral voice supporting just and comprehensive immigration reform joins the President of one of America's leading pro-immigrant unions, the head of the...

Luis Gutierrez: Obama told me to tell you he supports immigration "reform"; amnesty supporters heartened - 12/19/08

Teresa Watanabe of the Los Angeles Times offers "Immigration-overhaul supporters hope their hour has come/With Obama in office, a sympathetic Cabinet and more Democrats in Congress, supporters hope to revive a reform package next year. But the economic downturn sparks worry about protecting U.S. workers" (link). She quotes various "immigrant advocates" who think that the Obama win will mean that...

National Immigration Forum cheers Hilda Solis Labor Secretary pick (America's Voice) - 12/18/08

... Americas Voice - new home of Frank Sharry formerly of the National Immigration Forum (NIF) - saying [1]: Not only has Solis been a long-time labor advocate, she has stood firm for immigration policy that makes our nation stronger. She has also been a leader on the issue of immigrant detentions and the ill-conceived Bush administration raids. He then links to a statement from the NIF: In this...

"Tour of the Faithful": Catholic Church, others try to change immigration laws (America's Voice) - 09/13/08

... apparently organized with the help of Frank Sharry's America's Voice [2] and includes an appearance by former president Jimmy Carter and many others [3]. On October 13 they'll be holding a forum featuring unnamed Illinois politicians; one of those will probably be Luis Gutierrez. If you want to do something about this, go to one of their events and make points like these and get their responses...

Mexico linked groups complain about "hate group" FAIR (FIRM, SEIU, America's Voice, NCLR) - 09/11/08

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is currently conducting the "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" rally in Washington DC where radio hosts from across the country and their listeners lobby their representatives to support pro-borders causes. Needless to say, the other side doesn't like that too much, and four such groups have joined together to place a scurrilous advertisement in...

Judy Bachrach/Vanity Fair smears Lou Dobbs - 08/08/08

Freelance writer and Vanity Fair contributor Judy Bachrach offers a smear of Lou Dobbs in "Lou Doubts" (poder360.com/article_detail.php?id_article=549). It's yet another example of the illegal activity-supporting establishment trying to reduce his influence in order to profit from illegal activity in one way or another. It's not clear whether the article already appeared in VF, whether it will...