New Colorado TV Ad Urges Voters to Protect TABOR, VOTE NO on Proposition CC

TV Ad Anchors Multimedia Campaign by The LIBRE Initiative   (Denver, CO)—Today, The LIBRE Initiative announced a TV ad that urges Colorado voters to vote against Proposition CC. This ad is part of a broader campaign to protect the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights in Colorado. The ad will run on Univision in Denver up until Election Day. In … Read More

Regarding Additional Reductions in Refugee Admissions

(Arlington, VA) – The State Department has announced that the United States intends to offer protection to no more than 18,000 refugees in 2020. The cap on refugees was set at 110,000 as recently as 2017, and the 2020 target reportedly represents the lowest annual cap since the resettlement program began in 1980. According to … Read More

The LIBRE Initiative Cosponsors Hispanic Heritage Month Awards

(Arlington, VA) – The staff and volunteers of The LIBRE Initiative join with the broader Hispanic community in celebrating the many contributions of our community during Hispanic Heritage Month. The LIBRE Initiative will sponsor a number of grassroots events around the country designed to highlight these contributions, and to empower Hispanics to achieve more. Additionally, … Read More

ICYMI: Univision Op-ed: Merecemos reformas que mejoren, no que empeoren la situación

(Arlington, VA) — Univision publicó un artículo de opinión de Daniel Garza, presidente de la Iniciativa LIBRE, en respuesta a la regla de carga pública de la administración. Lea el artículo de opinión completo aquí.   A continuación, son fragmentos del artículo:   Como negarlo, los Estados Unidos es un lugar excepcional. Único entre otros … Read More

ICYMI: A Denver carbon tax would do far more harm than good

(Denver, CO) — Colorado Politics published an op-ed by Ivette Diaz, spokesperson for The LIBRE Initiative, highlighting the negative impact of a carbon tax in Denver. Read the entire article here.   Below are excerpts from the piece:   Carbon taxes are unpopular, and with good reason. This lesson was relearned last month when tax … Read More

Budget Deal Fails To Be Fiscally Responsible

(Arlington, VA) – Today The LIBRE Initiative released a statement ahead of the expected vote on a Budget deal that would raise spending levels by $320 billion and extend the debt limit until at least 2021. The LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza issued the following statement: “Latinos, along with all Americans, expect our elected officials … Read More

White House Should Not Close the Door on Refugee Admissions

(Arlington, VA) – According to press reports, the administration is currently conducting internal discussions about whether to further reduce the admission of refugees from around the world. Refugee admissions have already been reduced by one third from previous levels, and there is apparently consideration of eliminating them entirely. These cuts – and additional cuts have … Read More

Asylum Rule Change May Make the Situation Worse

(Arlington, VA) – The Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice have announced an interim final asylum rule that denies asylum to most applicants arriving at the U.S. southern border after having transited a third country. This new rule – which includes a few narrow exceptions – is expected to take effect this week. … Read More

House of Representatives Approves Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

(Arlington, VA) – Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. This bipartisan legislation increases the per-country caps for family-sponsored green cards from 7 percent to 15 percent, and eliminates the per-country caps for employment based visas. Companion legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Mike … Read More

ICYMI: Barron’s Covers Stand Together’s Summit Immigration Remarks

(Arlington, VA) – Barron’s published an article highlighting the efforts of The LIBRE Initiative and Americans for Prosperity. Read the entire article here. Below are excerpts from the piece. Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch’s influential network of donors and business leaders is continuing its years-long push for immigration reform, even as hope for any immigration legislation … Read More