Frank Sharry to House Republicans: Sign the Discharge Petition and Compel a Floor Vote Washington, DC – Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signed a discharge petition on behalf of the Dream Act, noting, If House Republicans gave the bipartisan Dream Act an up-or-down vote, we know it would pass. Our nation’s patriotic young Dreamers are an… Continue »

Washington, DC – President Trump’s cruel decision to end the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has thrown the lives and futures of nearly 800,000 DACA recipients into chaos and uncertainty. While most observers are paying attention to the announced six month deadline of March 5, 2018, the most pressing deadline facing a… Continue »

English Politico GOP senators unveil new ‘Dreamers’ bill By Seung Min Kim September 25, 2017 Cleveland Plain Dealer Caregiver to severely handicapped stepson to be deported again (photos) By Michael Sangiacomo September 25, 2017 CT Mirror GOP proposes a bill to help dreamers, but they say it falls short By Ana Radelat September 25, 2017… Continue »

Today, a federal appeals court allowed some parts of Texas’ controversial and discriminatory law, SB4 to temporarily take effect. Most importantly, the court ruled that the state of Texas can require local police across Texas to hold people without a warrant if they are suspected of having previous immigration violations. The appeals court is scheduled… Continue »

Crossposted from Latino Decisions   According to a new poll released today by Latino Victory Project, Latino Decisions, and America’s Voice, an overwhelming majority of Latinos – 76 percent – disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance and 7 out 10 believe the Republican Party doesn’t care about or is hostile toward Latinos. Additionally, for the… Continue »

Registering to vote is one step Austin, TX – Today, the Austin American Statesman published an editorial encouraging the Texas’ Secretary of State Rolando Pablos and Texas high schools to follow the law and provide voter registration opportunities to eligible students. A recent study published by the Texas Civil Rights Project and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights… Continue »

Pedro is “Backbone of Our Family,” Says Wife Seleste Elyria, OH – Today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer published the heartbreaking story of Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez, a man who has lived in the United States for fifteen years, is a devoted husband to wife Seleste Wisniewski, a U.S. citizen, and a father to four U.S. citizen children… Continue »

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to reported details of new Dreamer legislation from Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and James Lankford (R-OK) that is set for introduction later today. “Dreamers are young Americans, and the American people want Congress to enact legislation that finally… Continue »

English Los Angeles Times White House announces new travel restrictions, replacing previous ban By David Lauter and Laura King= September 25, 2017 Houston Chronicle Sides harden against a deal on ‘Dreamers’ By Kevin Diaz September 24, 2017 Quad City Times (Opinion) Murphy: Opponents tie Reynolds to budget woes By Erin Murphy September 22, 2017 Associated… Continue »

This week’s edition of the America’s Voice podcast, “180 Days,” is now available. The weekly podcast will run over the next six months as we approach the March 6, 2018 deadline for DACA. We cover the fight to protect Dreamers and pass the Dream Act – and other immigration news. In the third episode, the… Continue »