Rep. Luis Gutiérrez and a coalition of groups want to get one million new citizens naturalized this year to vote against ugly anti-Latino, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim rhetoric. In past years that may have been a pretty lofty number, but recent offensive comments from Republicans have galvanized Latinos and immigrant across the nation to launch naturalization efforts, with many focusing on… Continue »

Anoche, nos enteramos de que el gobierno de Obama está redoblando esfuerzos para enfocarse en deportar a jóvenes que huyeron de la violencia. En Raleigh, Carolina del Norte, un estudiante de preparatoria que dejó Honduras en 2014 fue arrestado frente a sus padres y enfrenta deportación hacia esa nación plagada de delincuencia. En Charlotte, jóvenes que huyeron de… Continue »

Nearly a year after his deportation to Honduras, a new effort to return Pastor Max to his family in Iowa has begun. Rep. Dave Loebsack, from Iowa’s Second Congressional District, yesterday introduced legislation aimed at reuniting the Pastor with his wife Gloria and their four US citizen children in the United States. Pastor Max’s arrest… Continue »

Reacción de Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva y columnista de America’s Voice, a la deportación de adolescentes centroamericanos y a las declaraciones de la administración Obama de que se están conduciendo de forma “humana”: “Esta administración y su Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) pueden escudarse tras los argumentos que quieran, pero la realidad sobre el terreno… Continue »

Las recientes detenciones de varios jóvenes centroamericanos en Carolina del Norte se han convertido en la nueva modalidad de los operativos de las autoridades inmigratorias, según recuento de familiares, organizaciones y medios locales, que califican de “estado de emergencia lo que le están haciendo a los jóvenes” que llegaron por decenas en 2014 “en busca… Continue »

Last night, we learned that the Obama administration has ramped up efforts targeting young people who fled violence, for deportation. In Raleigh, North Carolina, a high school student who left Honduras in 2014 was arrested on his parents’ front steps and faces deportation to that crime-ravaged nation.  In Charlotte, young men who fled violence in El Salvador were… Continue »

Immigrants Ask Jose Felix Diaz To Oppose HB675

Immigrants and their allies are working across Florida in order to defeat two anti-immigrant proposals in the state legislature. We recently wrote about how two Republican representatives, Miami’s Carlos Trujillo and Yalaha’s Larry Metz, are sponsoring legislation inspired by Donald Trump’s toxic rhetoric. One of those proposals, House Bill 675, would force local law enforcement to… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): Vox: 2016 is forcing immigration activists to tear up their old playbook By Dara Lind AP: Debate Takeaways: Without Trump, Spotlight on Cruz, Rubio USA Today: Bush to Rubio: You ‘cut and run’ on immigration By Cooper Allen Washington Post: The GOP debate battle royale over immigration,… Continue »

Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack introduced legislation aimed at uniting deported Iowa City Pastor Max Villatoro with his family. Pastor Max’s case generated widespread local and national attention last year when—despite being a prime candidate for prosecutorial discretion under the Obama administration’s new guidelines—Max was separated from his family and deported to Honduras. Congressman Loebsack’s legislation would allow Villatoro to be… Continue »

New polling from Reuters/Ipsos finds that a majority of Americans support the DAPA/DACA expansion executive actions that the Supreme Court will consider in the US v Texas case. “This poll shows, once again, that our position is the mainstream position in America,” said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund.  “These immigration policies are popular, in line… Continue »