New CNN polling finds, once again, that Americans across all partisan affiliations overwhelmingly support Congress protecting Dreamers. Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds of the public holds either President Trump or congressional Republicans responsible for the continued failure to pass legislation protecting Dreamers. Among the key immigration takeaways from the new CNN polling include: By... Continue »
With his characteristic honesty, thoroughness and bite, columnist Dan Savage takes on ICE. In the tradition of AIDS activists who “named names” at the CDC and the FDA when those agencies were dragging their feet as the AIDS crisis exploded, Savage calls out Marc J. Moore, the ICE Director... Continue »
A PBS NewsHour piece documents the fear and anxiety Salvadoran TPS holders currently face, and highlights the potentially devastating effects of this mass deportation of Salvadoran families. All of this, of course, is a direct result of the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans currently protected... Continue »
Para los inmigrantes, Estados Unidos representaba la tierra prometida, ese país de las oportunidades donde los sueños se hacían realidad si trabajabas duro. Todos salimos de nuestros países en busca de una mejor vida, no de una peor, y este país siempre ha ofrecido la oportunidad de progreso que... Continue »
Praise Temporary Court Reprieve for Dreamers; Call on Congress and GOP to Deliver Fix Editorial boards across the country are weighing in on the implications the U.S. Supreme Court rebuke of the Trump Administration’s attempt to leapfrog the normal appeals process in hopes of ending DACA quickly — and pointing the... Continue »
Two powerful opinion pieces today capture the disruption to families and futures caused by the Trump Administration, as well as the hopes for an America that remembers its values and reignites the American experiment. In the New York Times, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, an undocumented graduate student at Yale University, writes... Continue »
Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.
America’s Voice ICYMI: Savage Take on ICE CNN Poll: By 83-12%, Americans Want Dreamers Protected; Strong Majority Hold Trump & GOP Responsible for Inaction ICYMI: Two Must-Read Reflections on Immigration and Trump’s America On Dreamer Inaction, Editorial Boards Fix Blame on GOP; Criticize Trump Administration for Deleting Reference to... Continue »
With ICE deportations increasing 41 percent in 2017, sanctuary churches and synagogues have stepped up to help protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. Since Trump took office, at least 42 immigrants nationwide have taken shelter inside sanctuaries. The national sanctuary movement — completely different and distinct from “sanctuary cities” — is comprised... Continue »
Cleveland, OH – In a new Medium post, America’s Voice Ohio Director Lynn Tramonte discusses the ever-worsening conditions for undocumented immigrants living in Ohio. Tramonte cites several recent proof points, including a 2015 report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America,... Continue »
Boston, MA – On Monday afternoon, at a panel called “The Impact of the TPS Repeal on Campus: Harvard Workers’ Stories” at Harvard University, three Salvadoran TPS holders, including Julio Perez, a custodian at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Martha Bonilla, a dining hall worker, and Doris Reina-Landaverde, also a custodian, shared their... Continue »