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Frank Sharry Responds to Paul Ryan’s Remarks on Immigration

Last night, House Speaker Paul Ryan was questioned regarding his stance on immigration reform and DACA during a townhall with Jake Tapper (full transcript available here). Below, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, responds to Speaker Ryan. “Empty promises from the Speaker will not protect Dreamers, nor do they change the fact that … Continue reading »

One Election Result Already In: Anti-Immigrant Politics a Big Loser in 2016

American Public Overwhelmingly Supports Legalization and Rejects Deportation Trump’s Overt Nativism Actually Driving Up Support For Practical, Humane Policy Though we are still hours away from the first 2016 polls closing, one result is already in: nativism lost big. GOP nominee Donald Trump made his hard line anti-immigrant stance a centerpiece of his campaign. In … Continue reading »

Some Of Our Favorite Images From Yesterday’s #IAmAnImmigrant Day Of Action

Immigrants, students and their allies celebrated National #IAmAnImmigrant Day of Action yesterday by sharing their photos and inspiring immigration stories on social media: Immigrants make America great! The @FWD_us DC team is proud to join the #IAmAnImmigrant movement! Join us here: https://t.co/rSckEvc1oc pic.twitter.com/UrWOol2XI8 — Jen Martin (@theJenMartin) November 1, 2016 It’s only noon and the … Continue reading »

New Pew Poll: Americans Back Legalization Over Deportation 80-18% – An All-Time High

Even Trump Voters Support “Stay” over “Go” By 2:1 New polling from Pew Research finds that by a 4:1 margin Americans support a policy that allows undocumented immigrants to stay legally over a policy that does not allow undocumented immigrants to stay legally.  Since Pew began asking this question in 2013, this is the highest level of … Continue reading »

Four Words Sum Up What’s At Stake This Election

“Papi, can we stay?” Four words sum up what’s at stake for millions in a new ad that encourages Americans to vote in this year’s Presidential election. The ad from filmmaker Joss Whedon never explicitly says that any of the ad’s characters are immigrants — or mentions Donald Trump by name — but the fate … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Full Immigration Exchange From Last Night’s Final Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were finally asked about immigration during the third and final Presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada last night. Below is a video of the complete exchange, as well as some selected text from Clinton’s remarks, where she discusses Karla — the US citizen daughter of undocumented immigrants — and her plan to … Continue reading »

El pueblo estadounidense está en su mayoría con Clinton en el tema migratorio

Aunque Donald Trump y Hillary Clinton difieren en sus campañas en torno a una gran cantidad de temas, pocos tienen un contraste tan marcado como el de la inmigración. No solamente ambos candidatos ofrecen una visión diametralmente opuesta al papel de la inmigración y los inmigrantes en Estados Unidos, sino que sus posiciones están fincadas … Continue reading »

The American Public Overwhelmingly Sides with Clinton over Trump on Immigration Policy and Politics

While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running very different campaigns on a number of topics, few issues present such a stark contrast as immigration. Not only do the two candidates offer diametrically opposed views on the role of immigration and immigrants in America, but their positions are anchored in divergent theories regarding the politics … Continue reading »

On Immigration, Trump Ending His Campaign as He Started It – Disparaging Immigrants in Loathsome Terms

The following is a quote from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the immigration portions in tonight’s third presidential debate: “When it comes to immigration, the debate was very clear: Secretary Clinton believes in America as a nation of immigrants and laws, and will act to advance reform that puts undocumented immigrants on a … Continue reading »

Immigration, Refugee and Latino Voter Experts Preview Final Presidential Debate

A Recording of Today’s Call is Available Here With immigration set to be a topic of the final presidential debate in Las Vegas tonight, experts and advocates gathered on a press call to discuss the facts, policy stances and politics related to the two candidates and their stances on immigration policy. A recording of today’s call is available here. Below … Continue reading »