In Sheriff Joe Arpaio's world, if you are an immigrant detainee, you should be marching in chains to segregated "Tent Cities" in the Arizona desert, surrounded by electric fencing. Well, together with the House Judiciary Committee and a wide range of civil and human rights organizations, we're shouting, "Not... Continue »
“The raid yesterday in Washington stands in stark contrast to the President’s vision for common sense immigration policies that target the truly bad actors, keep American families together, and put hard-working undocumented workers on a path to becoming full Americans. Immigration raids targeting non-criminal, undocumented workers will not... Continue »
Even as President Obama delivered his first up-beat address to the nation, the Seattle Times was reporting the first workplace immigration raid under the new administration. It happened in Bellingham, Washington, last night, and served as a sad wake up call to immigrant communities. While we came to... Continue »
It's been a good while now since we announced that the confirmation of Hilda Solis (D-CA) as Secretary of Labor had been postponed. We reported on how the administration had to appoint an interim secretary because the pro-worker, Latina representative's confirmation was being blocked by partisan bickering. Well, today... Continue »
"America’s Voice welcomes Secretary Solis’ confirmation to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. She is a strong advocate for the rights of all workers and a strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform. “Secretary Solis understands how our dysfunctional immigration system leads to worker exploitation. When millions... Continue »
Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the nomination of John Morton to head the Department's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The Department also announced the appointment of Esther Olavarria as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy for the Department. Both positions will play key roles in... Continue »
Misplaced priorities don’t come cheap. "The country is filling the federal courts and prisons with nonviolent offenders. It is diverting immense law-enforcement resources from pursuing serious criminals � violent thugs, financial scammers � to an immense, self-defeating campaign to hunt down ... workers." This, even as the Immigration... Continue »