Frank Sharry Says Trump Address to Congress is “Scorched Earth Xenophobia” The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to the Address to the Congress by President Donald Trump: Press reports that Trump might embrace comprehensive immigration reform turned out to be... Continue »
Hay duelo y temor entre la comunidad inmigrante y los residentes permanentes, así como entre ciudadanos y activistas que los apoyan. Un duelo y un temor y en muchos casos rabia, perfectamente entendibles. Donald Trump ganó la presidencia y de inmediato ha empezado a reinar la incertidumbre en torno... Continue »
Y las fuerzas pro inmigrantes están ganando Con toda seguridad, Donald Trump y Ted Cruz están tramando algo, dicen los infalibles expertos. Claramente, sus opiniones extremistas y su despiadada retórica en torno a los inmigrantes tocan una poderosa fibra del sentimiento público. ¿Podría ser que el apoyo que ellos... Continue »
And the Pro-Immigrant Forces Are Winning Surely, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are onto something, the unerring pundits say. Clearly, their extremist views and unforgiving rhetoric regarding immigrants tap into a powerful vein of public sentiment. Could it be that the support they are activating is just the tip... Continue »
Rubio Immigration New Hampshire
Cross-posted from Frank Sharry’s post on Medium: It’s not terribly surprising that a Republican Party that has failed to effectively counter the rise of Trump is now trying to rally around Marco Rubio as the great “establishment” hope. The hope is that the Cuban-American Senator from Florida can help... Continue »
Cross-posted at Huffington Post: Rep. Steve King, arguably the loudest and most offensive anti-immigrant voice in the GOP, has long been a thorn in our side. He has steadfastly opposed immigration reform with a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, strongly supported self-deportation and been instrumental in the GOP’s... Continue »
Cross-posted at the Hill: The first 100 days of President Obama’s second term has already delivered more progress on immigration reform than the 1,000-plus days of his first term. The first four years were dominated by Republican obstruction, Democrats’ inability to deliver on their pro-reform promises and the Obama... Continue »
Cross-posted at Huffington Post and Burnt Orange Report: As a group of eight senators, four Republicans and four Democrats, work together to make progress on immigration reform, there’s one senator not in the group to keep an eye on.  His name is John Cornyn. In fact, Cornyn is famous for... Continue »
Cross-posted at Huffington Post. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to…be part of a permanent underclass in American society…”? Oops. Wrong America. While the italicized words above are mine, the opening words come from the inspiring poem by Emma Lazarus. Inscribed on the pedestal of... Continue »
Cross-posted at USA Today: If immigration reform is to succeed, Congress needs to create a road map to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants who want to be full-fledged Americans. That road map should consist of: Reasonable requirements. Immigrants must pass background checks, pay taxes, study English and be... Continue »