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. This week we hung out… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

“We need your leadership. This is about our lives.” Eight Ohio Dreamers came to DC on Wednesday to get a minute of Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) time.  After weeks of unanswered meeting requests for the Senator, they came to DC for his weekly constituent coffee. The coffee hour was cancelled, but the Dreamers’ lives remained in limbo,… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “The Audacity of the GOP’s Attempted Blame Game is Breathtaking” Washington, DC – While there’s uncertainty about the timing and details of a potential way forward on the government funding package, one thing is already certain and on display: Republicans are trying to set up a blame game to pin a potential government… Continue »

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

America’s Voice Last Time We Checked, Republicans Control Washington Eight Ohio Dreamers Came to DC to With A Message for Sen. Portman: Champion the Dream Act English The Hill Bottom Line November 29, 2017 Reuters White House Does Not Expect U.S. Government Shutdown November 29, 2017 Wall Street Journal House Republicans’ Shift on Spending Bill… Continue »

Friendly Reminder: When It Comes to a Potential Government Shutdown, the GOP Runs the White House, the Senate, and the House After President Trump blew up bipartisan negotiations just days before a potential government shutdown, here are two central points to keep in mind as the brinkmanship and blame game unfolds in the coming days: 1.… Continue »

‘Activists and politicians are blasting the decisions as part of a broader anti-immigrant ideology within the Trump administration’ In a comprehensive piece, Katie Warren for NBC lays out how activists and politicians interpret country-specific decisions on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as feeding a larger beast: broad anti-immigrant ideology within the Trump Administration. For example, Royce Murray, policy… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Today, eight Ohio Dreamers are conducting a sit-in at Sen. Rob Portman’s office in Washington, DC to demand that he support the Dream Act.  Portman has never taken a strong stance on the Dream Act. In September of this year, he released a statement expressing agreement that “Congress should act” and that there should be… Continue »

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

America’s Voice Meet the Ohio Dreamers Conducting Sit-In At Rob Portman’s Office on Dream Act NBC: No Longer Protected: Immigrants Pushed to Return to Disaster-Stricken Countries The GOP’s Ludicrous Blame Game English Los Angeles Times Trump’s erratic deal-making style leaves both parties’ lawmakers distrustful By Brian Bennett and Noah Bierman November 28, 2017 NBC Rep. Luis… Continue »

Today Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) announced his retirement from Congress. The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Congressman Luis Gutierrez has been our champion and our leader. Rarely has one person so masterfully combined the power of a member of Congress, the passion of a movement leader, and the… Continue »

A recording of today’s event is available here. Ahead of today’s anticipated White House and congressional leaders meeting, Dreamers, immigration advocates, activists, and legal experts underscored the urgent need for Dream legislation before the end of the year. This morning, Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced they would… Continue »