Today, Senate Democrats sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson urging him to “end the practice of presumptive detention of families.” “While these mothers and children wait their turn before an immigration judge, there are many alternatives to detention that are more humane, cost-efficient, and will keep families together,” the letter states. “We are… Continue »

In honor of the second annual “Immigrant Heritage Month” celebration, Welcome.us and other partners are asking immigrants to share their stories and the vibrant contributions they’ve made to our communities and nation. In a White House blog post today, Zaid Hassan shares his family’s inspiring story as immigrants from Pakistan. Hassan, a graduate of the… Continue »

Maribel Hastings is a Senior Advisor to America’s Voice. Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available in Spanish here.  While the immigration executive actions announced by President Barack Obama in November 2014 follow a torturous path… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): The Atlantic: Immigration Advocates Place Their Faith in Obama By David A. Graham NBC News: Latest Entry in GOP 2016 Field, Lindsey Graham Forged Immigration Deals By Suzanne Gamboa New York Times: Lindsey Graham on the Issues [EXCERPT] By Gerry Mullany The Hill: Graham enters 2016 White… Continue »

Following Mitt Romney’s clobbering among Latino voters in 2012, GOP Chair Reince Priebus warned in a widely-publicized “autopsy report” that “our party’s position on immigration has become a litmus test, measuring whether we are meeting them with a welcome mat or a closed door.” Now, it looks like Republicans have all but pulled the welcome mat… Continue »

With immigration playing a major role on the campaign trail and with the official entry of Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley and Republican candidate Lindsey Graham, America’s Voice offers a reminder of our 2016 immigration politics resources:   REPUBLICAN PARTY: CANDIDATE PROFILES AND ANALYSIS   CANDIDATE BACKGROUNDER: Individual 2016 candidate profiles and analysis (with ongoing updates):… Continue »

Immigrant rights advocates in Arizona won a huge victory today after the Supreme Court rejected the state’s continued attempt to deny bail to undocumented immigrants. From the Arizona Daily Star: “In a brief order, the majority of the justices rejected a last-minute bid by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to give him a chance to… Continue »

WASHINGTON, DC – Mientras las acciones ejecutivas migratorias giradas por el presidente Barack Obama en noviembre de 2014 siguen su tortuoso camino por los tribunales, los indocumentados que se habrían beneficiado siguen su propia y accidentada ruta de incertidumbre. El Departamento de Justicia dilucida su mejor estrategia para garantizar que la ampliada Acción Diferida para… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): Fusion: Lindsey Graham ‘leans in’ on immigration reform By Brett LoGiurato Dallas Morning News: Need for storm aid puts fresh spotlight on tensions between Texas, D.C. By Todd J. Gillman The Daily Journal (New Jersey): COMMENTARY: What will happen to immigration orders? By Maribel Hastings Equal Voice:… Continue »