*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Adriana Ruggiero, our California state director, who held an event in Los Angeles this week where advocates and experts spoke about the Latino vote in California during this year’s midterm elections. We played a segment of that event from… Continue »

English CBS News Immigration expert Frank Sharry says Democrats see caravan as a “political nightmare” By GRACE SEGERS November 30, 2018 Mississippi Today Mississippi’s Rep. Bennie Thompson may be key player in Democrat’s plan to be check on Trump immigration policies November 30, 2018 The Hill Migrants stage hunger strike at Mexican border By TAL… Continue »

Reaction to the Trump/McCarthy political strategy of fear and divisions cost California Republicans seven House seats in with significant Latino and AAPI populations Los Angeles, CA – The high price Republicans paid in the midterm elections was most evident in California where GOP House members and candidates experienced devastating losses. With Democrat T.J. Cox declaring… Continue »

Two new pieces offer reminders that Trump’s policy choices helped create the chaos and disorder on display at the border by dismantling processes and laws and whipping up fears and lies. Even further, the articles highlight that Trump’s proposed hardline deterrence solutions don’t work, won’t work, and aren’t even directly responsive to some of the… Continue »

In a new article for Quartz, Annabelle Timsit cuts through the administration’s balderdash and outlines an achievable path to both protect our border and treat immigrants humanely. Timsit recommends four key steps: Find alternatives to putting asylum-seekers in detention; Expand access to legal aid and immigration judges; Widen the scope of those who qualify for… Continue »

Yesterday, immigration experts and advocates held a briefing to urge the incoming 116th Congress to prioritize permanent legislative action for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. Time is running out for these communities, including thousands of families who are facing an uncertain future regarding their immigration status, and many… Continue »

America’s Voice Kevin McCarthy Pushed Trump’s Anti-immigrant Agenda and Lost Half of California’s Republican House Seats ICYMI: Reminders that Trump Created the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border & His Hardline Immigration Solutions Don’t & Won’t Work ICYMI: “The US doesn’t have to choose between protecting the border and treating immigrants humanely” Groups Hold Congressional Briefing… Continue »

USCIS Adopted an Untested, Legally Problematic, Less Effective Process to Extend Work Permits Today, 70 law professors and scholars delivered a letter to Secretary of U.S Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) L. Francis Cissna outlining the legal issues with the administration’s decision to extend work permits for… Continue »

Over Thanksgiving weekend, 60 Minutes aired a searing report on Donald Trump’s family separation policy, which has separated thousands of children from their families and is still ongoing. Entitled “The chaos behind Donald Trump’s policy of family separation at the border”, the segment found that the Administration lied about the aim of the policy and… Continue »

Voters Roundly Defeated Trump’s 2018 Xenophobia; Congress Should Too The following is a statement from Matt Hildreth, Political Director of America’s Voice: Donald Trump’s closing argument in the 2018 midterms was all about immigrant fear-mongering, ugly exploitation of racial grievance, and hysteria over the caravan of Central Americans fleeing violence and instability. But xenophobia overwhelmingly… Continue »