It’s clear that racial incitement and xenophobia will be the animating force of President Trump’s 2020 re-election effort. As political observers assess the related ugliness and implications, it’s worth noting that: Xenophobia backfired badly in 2018 after Trump – and most GOP candidates – closed with ugly and cynical attack ads focused on caravans, criminals… Continue »

In a new Medium post, America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry assesses what’s driving President Trump’s turbocharged attacks on immigrants and refugees and what’s at stake as we head toward the 2018 midterms. Check out excerpts below: …why this relentless focus on immigrants and refugees? Because this is the core of Trump’s political strategy. It worked… Continue »

Democrats Can Win by Leaning in, Staying Focused A new political memo from America’s Voice released today highlights how in red, purple, and blue states alike, Republicans have made attacks on sanctuary cities and immigration a key component of their political strategy this cycle. But, as the results of Tuesday’s special election in PA-18 exemplify, the GOP’s anti-immigrant… Continue »

After a year and a half of ugly rhetoric from Donald Trump, Latino voters turned out in historic numbers this past Presidential election — and they were decisively in Hillary Clinton’s corner, 79-18 according to expert pollsters Latino Decisions. It’s why the exit polling we’ve seen coming from by Edison Research — which gives Trump… Continue »

Latinos turned out in record numbers this election, and supported Clinton over Trump by an historic margin (79% to 18%). Unfortunately, a faulty exit poll number is undermining Latinos’ strong performance this cycle. The exit poll is just one survey, it is not actual results  It is not fact, it is a survey providing an… Continue »

Following a Reuters report and confirmation from agency sources that the Obama Administration plans to continue raids targeting families and unaccompanied children from Central America, Elise Foley’s new piece at Huffington Post dives into the issue, highlighting one community disproportionately affected by ramped up immigration enforcement actions—Atlanta, Georgia. By exploring the record high detention and deportation rates in Atlanta during the… Continue »

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In the past week the fight for immigration reform in the House of Representatives has been shaken up by some key developments.  This has led to much discussion and analysis regarding their impact.  Some have grown more pessimistic, but we at America’s Voice have become more optimistic.  Here’s our take.

We are at a critical juncture in the fight to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans.  Here is our take on the choices House leaders are facing today and the factors that will force them to do the right thing. 

America’s Voice/AVEF and fellow immigration experts hold a series of weekly press briefings, or Immigration Reform “Office Hours.”  Each week, a different and diverse group of speakers share the latest information on the players, politics, legislation and other developments coming down the pipeline as the debate in Congress moves forward.