Two white nationalist rallies took place in Tennessee on Saturday, October 28: one in Shelbyville and another in Murfreesboro, USA Today reports. They were protesting the presence of immigrants from Somalia, Sudan, and other parts of the world. Some cited a shooting that took place in a Nashville church on September 24, whose suspect is a Sudanese immigrant who now… Continue »

11/6/17 Decision deadline for 59,550 Hondurans and Nicaraguans: 10 DAYS 11/23/17 Decision deadline for 50,000 Haitians: 27 DAYS 01/08/18 Decision deadline for 195,000 Salvadorans: 73 DAYS A recording of the press conference is available here. Miami, FLORIDA – In a press conference this morning, community leaders, advocates, elected officials, and scholars gathered on the front steps of the Freedom Tower in Miami to… Continue »

180 days podcast

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 this week’s episode, the… Continue »

A recording of today’s event is available here On a press call today, representatives from the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, the Center for Community Change, NextGen America, United We Dream, MoveOn.org, and Indivisible provided insight into the diverse field activities happening throughout the country in support of a clean Dream Act. A recording… Continue »

Rosa María Hernández debe ser liberada inmediatamente y regresada a su madre La maquinaria de deportación del gobierno de Trump ha realizado una nueva bajeza esta semana con el arresto y detención de Rosa María Hernández, de 10 años, en Texas. Rosa María tiene parálisis cerebral y ha vivido en Texas desde que tenía tres meses… Continue »

For evidence of the toxic influence that Donald Trump (and Republicans who are willing to abide by him) have had on the national discourse, look no further than this year’s two gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey. In Virginia, Republican Ed Gillespie has made national news for race-baiting, immigrant-demonizing attack ads that conflate Democrat… Continue »

New Report from National Partnership for New Americans Exposes Ballooning Backlogs Under Trump Administration Today, National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) released a must-read report entitled, Building a Second Wall: USCIS Backlogs Preventing Immigrants from Becoming US Citizens. The report uncovers the sorry state of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processing, which has resulted in a… Continue »

Rosa Maria Hernandez should be immediately released and returned to her mother The Trump Administration’s deportation machinery hit a new low this week with the arrest and detention of 10-year old Rosa Maria Hernandez in Texas. Rosa Maria has cerebral palsy and has lived in Texas since she was three months old. Earlier this week, she… Continue »

Chamber: “Ending the TPS designation…will exacerbate existing labor shortages in the [construction] industry” Chamber: TPS recipient “workers are essential to hurricane recovery efforts in states like Texas and Florida.” Chamber: Revoking TPS would “adversely impact several key industries where TPS recipients make up a significant amount of the workforce. These industries include construction, food processing,… Continue »

This week, advocates launched a week of action for temporary protected status (TPS), the designation which protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants from being deported to countries afflicted by natural disasters, war, or other dangerous conditions. The deadlines to extend TPS for Hondurans, Nicaraguans, Haitians, and Salvadorans are approaching in the next few weeks and… Continue »