It’s up to Congress, and the time is now The following is a statement from America’s Voice Education Fund’s Executive Director Frank Sharry on a Washington Post story with Sen. James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) comments that President Trump is open to extending a March 5 deadline for DACA beneficiaries if Congress fails to act by then. Let’s be crystal clear; the fate… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Cleveland, OH – A Cincinnati Enquirer piece by Mark Curnutte highlights the story of 21-year-old Ohio DACA recipient Laura Mendez, who faced with the Trump administration’s threats to DACA sees herself as “a game piece on a board, moved from square to square by politicians who are controlled by powerful, faceless special interests and their lobbyists.” Mendez, who… Continue »

Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.

America’s Voice Trump to Extend DACA Beyond March 5? Not Happening ICYMI: Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Calls for Dreamer Protection ICYMI: University of Cincinnati student feels like a pawn Trump Administration Wants to Implement “Performance Metrics” for Immigration Judges ¿Trump ampliará DACA más allá del 5 de marzo? No va a ocurrir English New… Continue »

Ed Gillespie, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia this year, has been running an ugly, race-based, fear-mongering campaign that demonizes immigrants and throws around nonsensical threats about MS 13. It’’s an ugly embrace of Trump’s tactics and if he wins, Republicans should brace themselves for a whole new crop of crazy in their candidates for… Continue »

Today, Donald Trump nominated Kirstjen Nielsen to be the new secretary of Homeland Security, a position that would oversee immigration, deportations, and the unwinding of DACA — in addition to counter-terrorism, cybersecurity, disaster relief, and other significant domestic policy spheres. Nielsen was former chief John Kelly’s deputy when he was at DHS, and helps manage… Continue »

Austin, TX – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 124,000 DACA recipients in Texas. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White… Continue »

Sacramento, CA – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 222,000 DACA recipients in California. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White… Continue »

Sacramento, CA – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 222,000 DACA recipients in California. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White House… Continue »

Richmond, VA – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 12,000 DACA recipients in Virginia. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White House… Continue »

For a recording of today’s call, click here. El Paso, TX – On a press call today, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) and El Cenizo Mayor Raul Reyes joined local pediatrician Dr. Dolly Seiver; Mario Carrillo, Director of America’s Voice: Texas; and Clint, TX Dreamer Melissa Martinez to discuss why a legislative solution for Dreamers is so… Continue »