Undocumented students across the state of Missouri will have to face a new challenge this upcoming school year. Republicans in the state legislature have moved forward a proposal that would deny undocumented students access to in-state tuition at public college and universities – and instructed the university system to charge these student the highest tuition… Continue »

“Esperemos que el poderoso mensaje del Santo Padre toque los corazones de nuestros líderes” Enseguida compartimos una declaración de Frank Sharry, director ejecutivo de America’s Voice, en respuesta al discurso de esta mañana del Papa Francisco en el Congreso de Estados Unidos: “Hoy, el Papa le habló a la común humanidad que nos une a… Continue »

Cleveland, OH—This morning, Pope Francis addressed Congress where he, once again, reminded Washington about the human dimensions of the immigration debate.  Standing in front of Republican leaders who blocked a comprehensive immigration reform bill and continue to demagogue immigrants and their families, the contrast between the Pope’s message and that of Republicans in and outside Washington could not… Continue »

“Let Us Hope that Our Leaders Take the Holy Father’s Powerful Message to Heart” Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responding to this morning’s address from Pope Francis to the U.S. Congress: “Today, the Pope spoke to the common humanity that binds us all together as Americans and as… Continue »

ENGLISH (en español al final de la página): MSNBC: A 5-year-old’s message to Pope Francis By Amanda Sakuma Washington Times: Reince Priebus says GOP making inroads with Hispanic voters By David Sherfinski Roll Call: Jeff Sessions Unswayed by Pope Francis on Immigration, Economy, Climate By Steven Dennis Time: Why Immigration Is Different for Pope Francis By Ryan Teague Beckwith New… Continue »

Five-year-old Sofi Cruz has tugged at our hearts, and we know she’ll tug at yours, too. She made headlines earlier today when she eagerly broke through a security barricade as Pope Francis’s motorcade passed through downtown Washington, D.C. VIDEO: Pope embraces daughter of immigrants. She gave him a letter asking him to fight for her… Continue »

Stephen Colbert hosted GOP front runner, Donald Trump, on the Late Show Last night. And while the Trump interview was surprisingly subdued (or as subdued as The Donald can get), it was the musical guest, Raury, who stole the show. Wearing a Mexico jersey with Trump’s name on the back crossed out, Raury sang “Devil’s… Continue »

Five-year-old Sofi Cruz has tugged at our hearts, and we know she’ll tug at yours, too. She made headlines earlier today when she eagerly broke through a security barricade as Pope Francis’s motorcade passed through downtown Washington, D.C.  But rather than turn her away, Pope Francis motioned to his security detail, “Let her come to me.”  The… Continue »

Down the line, the Republican presidential field is moving further to the right on immigration policy and politics.  While polling frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson have offered the most chilling and explicitly anti-immigrant paeans to the nativist wing of the party, even supposedly pro-reform candidates like Senator Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are getting… Continue »

100 women and their supporters ended their 100 mile walk at McPherson Square in Washington, D.C. last night, over one week after starting their trek at a detention center in York, Pennsylvania. The women — many embracing and in tears as they walked into the square to the sounds of cheers and applause — began their walk to call… Continue »